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In CEO you will learn problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. The CEO program is for you if you are creative, motivated, and determined to do more.
Sangamon CEO wouldn’t be where it is today without the generous support of our 90+ investors. Your support will help our class grow even more!
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Early stage startup
The business simulation allows the students to build an entrepreneurial firm, experiment with strategies, and compete with other students in a virtual business world. The simulation is designed to mimic every step of launching a new business and a new product, and allows the students to experience in market analysis, strategy formulation, and the management of a new venture.
Our students learn better from examples than from traditional academic settings that follows a logical development of events starting with basic principles and so on. The use of case studies can therefore be a very effective classroom technique. The Case Study Analysis assignment require students to develop a solution to an open-ended problem with multiple potential solutions.
Since 2013, CEO students have received a total of $35,000 in startup funding. And, the investment is paying off. Several Sangamon CEO graduates still operate their class businesses in the community or surrounding area.
Stock market competition
In Toastmasters students learn public speaking and leadership skills. They become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
Sponsored and led by Sarah Petty, Entrepreneur, NY Times Best Seller and Photographer, the students participate in eight annual Toastmasters sessions.
In an effort to bring real-world investing experience into our classroom, we have partnered with Stifel Financial (Stifel Financial Advisor) to deliver a stock market challenge that would engage and immerse students in financial realities. The challenge help the students in understanding the principles of investment.
Sangamon CEO participates in numerous class- and community-sponsored events throughout the year, ranging from CEO vs Sharks to a trade show to networking events for incoming and past students.
meet our team
Nabih, Executive Director
Nabih is an entrepreneur, analyst and teacher with a demonstrated history of working in corporate, startup and social organizations.
Kate Lingoni, Program Coordinator
Kate holds a bachelor’s in Biology from Louisiana State University and has a multidisciplinary scientific background.