Youth Business Summit | Troy University

Youth Business Summit

College, Career, Life: Making the Pieces Fit

The decision by Troy University to suspend on-campus activities, coupled with the restrictions on event sizes announced by state and federal officials, has resulted in the University’s decision to cancel the Youth Business Summit.

Featured Keynote Speaker: Ms. Kelsey Barnard Clark

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Troy University, Dothan Campus
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303


Application Deadline: April 3, 2020
Local high schools are invited to participate!
This program is free of charge.

Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants. 

Registration is closed because we have reached capacity.

Nature of Program:

The purpose is to:

  • Enlighten high school students about careers in business
  • Engage participants in business workshops
  • Enable participants to network with business professionals
  • Present participants an opportunity to apply knowledge of business concepts in business plan, financial investment, and a social media marketing competition

The program consists of:

  • Overview of breakout sessions
  • Breakout sessions – Finance, Social Media Marketing, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, College Prep, and more
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Lunch, networking
  • Business Plan, Financial Investment, and Social Media Marketing competitions
  • Awards ceremony


  1. Attendance per high school is limited to 30 participants
  2. Details of the business plan, financial investment, and social media marketing competitions are attached below. They will also be sent out via hard copy with the informational packets mailed to your school.
  3. This year there will be a Top TROY Champion for overall performance in all three competitions. For a school to be recognized as the winner, participation in all three events will be required. The winner will be chosen based on total points.
  4. Scholarships will be awarded to the winning school.

Session Descriptions

Schedule of Events and Competition Documents

Fourth Annual Youth Business Summit Schedule of Events
Business Plan Competition Documents (PDF)
Financial Investment Competition Documents (PDF)
Social Media Marketing Competition Documents (PDF) 
Youth Business Summit Letter (PDF)

Program Chairs:

  • Dr. Lane Boyte-Eckis
  • Dr. Dewey Todd

Program Coordinators:

  • Ms. Kay Petersen
  • Ms. Tatum McClendon


  • Dr. Skip Ames, Troy University
  • Dr. Dewey Todd, Troy University
  • Dr. Richard Voss, Troy University

For more information, contact:

Dr. Dewey Todd or Dr. Lane Eckis
Troy University 
500 University Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303 
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 ext. 21-263