Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry has adopted a number of projects to mark Enterprise Week.
College High School in Erdington has created Remix TV, an internet broadcasting company designed by youngsters for youngsters. The project will culminate on Friday with a live broadcast from the BCI's headquarters in Edgbaston.
The enterprise has been established with the help of Paul Murphy, creative director of c21VOX, a mainly webbased radical education company working through digital or new media.
Bill Carslaw, the BCI's business partnership manager, said: "The whole idea is to enable young people to experience enterprise and entrepreneurship and help them understand that running their own business is open to all.
"This is just the sort of project Enterprise Week is all about. From small beginnings, youngsters can be imbued with a spirit of enterprise that will carry them through into adult life.
"Remix TV will have a magazine format - the young people will present their business plan, incorporating prerecorded interviews, studio guests and virtual guests linked through video conferencing. They will be responsible for manning all aspects of the live studio. The audience will be able to interact by using the chat function to ask questions or comment."
Other events in the West Midlands range from students running their own talent show at Codsall Community High School, Wolverhampton, to a Rolls-Royce Business School at Waseley Hills High School, Birmingham.
Coventry University is staging a week-long enterprise extravaganza.
It will culminate in a Big Idea Day next Friday, where the university is aiming to generate 1,000 new product ideas in four hours.
"It is actually children who come up with the most creative ideas because, unlike adults, they are not usually inhibited by their thought process," said the university's business development manager, Liz Read. "We want to encourage everybody - children and adults - to tell us their ideas, regardless of how bizarre they might seem."
Tactics used by the university's enterprise experts will include idea- generating games such as The Great Polo Mint Disaster.
" We take an everyday product, like a Polo mint, and ask people to think up alternative uses for them," said Ms Read. "It is a really effective way to increase mental stimulation and get people bouncing ideas around."
Enterprise Week is being supported by a variety of other organisations including Advantage West Midlands. John Edwards, chief executive of AWM, said: "If more young people fulfil their potential it will benefit this region. We hope this campaign will lead to tomorrow's entrepreneurs making their mark."