Grace Maloney Arrow

It's really cool to go out and really make a difference.

All of us are really passionate about the environment, and a world free of plastic pollution. And, to solve a problem just using our own solution and creating a business out of it is really interesting.

Grace Maloney, Academy of Engineering and Technology, Leesburg, VA
Wes Mizell Arrow

“It's different in the sense that I wanted to be there.

“Usually, I don't like walking into a class. This year, I knew hanging out with these guys and working on this business {GAMETIME LIVE} we all really believe in, and the opportunities that came with it...well, that was something I looked forward to every day.

Wes Mizell, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

“You get to work on an idea that you're really passionate about.”

“Along the way you get to learn about business, entrepreneurship, finance...and you're applying those skills to something you really enjoy working on.”

Kevin Chung, Fremd High School, Palatine, IL
Alex Harmon Arrow

“It was really awesome taking a class that applied to real life.”

“I had no idea what I wanted to do before this class, and through the class, it was a no brainer for me - I want to be an entrepreneur. I'm so thankful for the opportunity.”

Alex Harmon, Fremd High School, Palatine, IL

“This whole experience has caused us to think deeper and find different ways of solving problems.”

Jacquelyn Molloy, Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL
Karen Roberts Arrow

“There is so much energy in the classroom that it's contagious.”

“Students are learning from other students, which is what we as educators strive for.”

Karen Roberts, INCubatoredu Teacher, Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL

“It's a different kind of education...this class has changed education.”

“And if all subjects could incorporate this style, it'd be a game-changer for everybody.”

Kat Mena, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL

“No one is controlling your destiny besides your own company - which is what really prepares you for the future.”

Connor Abel, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL
Dr. Melissa Byrne Arrow

“Implementing mxINCedu in our middle schools has been a wonderful opportunity to engage students, teachers, administrators, family and community. The response from the community has been incredible!”

Dr. Melissa Byrne, Director of College and Career Readiness, St. Charles CUSD 303
Courtney Douglas Arrow

“I love getting to know the students on a different level.  I just love watching them stretch and develop!”

Courtney Douglas, 7/8th Grade Spanish and mxINCedu Teacher, Western Springs, IL

“The outward successes are notable, but a larger success has been internal.”

“There have been systematic changes within the district as a result of INCubatoredu. As we've been adopting the "entre" model, we have a whole new philosophy on what we can do in education...By bringing professionals into classrooms/programs, teachers are the facilitators of learning, incorporating authentic projects, connected to industry.”

Dan Weidner, D214, Director of Academic Programs and Pathways

“This class changed the trajectory of my life.”

“I am a developer and entrepreneur who is passionate about using technology for social good. I desire to learn more, code better, and make new connections. I strongly believe that technology is not only about connecting people, but enabling people.”

Jimmy McDermott, MobileMakersEdu Student, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL
John Dattilo Arrow

“My app, DIALOG, combines everything I need into one app - as a manage my life.”

John Dattilo, MobileMakersEdu Student, Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL

A Hersey High School student learned to code, and used this skill to tackle a challenge he faces daily. DIALOG is all you need in one app for diabetics - a database and a calculator and a sugar log - all tools needed to manage a healthy lifestyle (when eating out at restaurants) for type 1 and 2 diabetics. The iOS mobile app he created is now offered on the App Store for others to access.

Gabby E. Arrow

“I learned to love making mobile apps. I knew that iOS programming could be my avenue for affecting the world, but I didn’t realize all the opportunities that Mobile Makers opened for me.”

Gabby E., Summer Student

Gaby, a Mobile Makers bootcamp student was invited to WWDC on scholarship - one of 350 out of the 6000+ who submitted. "Apple’s WWDC 17 was one of the best experiences of my life. I made new app-developing friends from the US, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, India, Vietnam, Ireland, and all over the world."

Zach Burke Arrow

“That was easily the coolest thing I’ve ever done.”

Zach Burke, Prospect High School, IL

Zach, a MobileMakersEdu student is solving a problem shared by many high school seniors. He was one of 100 students who were invited to Washington D.C. to demo their work after winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. "Choosing a college is a stressful part of high school, My app is here to take some of the burden off of students." It's available at

“The energy and enthusiasm it creates for IT and tech is the greatest success.”

“We have a very diverse group of students that enroll in MobileMakersEdu. Not only are they getting the tech skills, but they are also working together in pods, completing stretch projects, making MVPs, etc. The way the content and examples are being approached is amazing. The energy and enthusiasm it creates for IT and tech is the greatest success.”

Dan Weidner, Director of Academic Programs and Pathways, District 214
Brandon Egnarski Arrow

“Learning to code has expanded by ability to learn and teach as well – it's exciting.”

Brandon Egnarski, MobileMakersEdu Teacher, Waukesha West High School
Maddie Arrow

“This is the highlight of my day, so different from all the other stuff we do!”

Maddie, 5th grader, freshINCedu student
Martin Dimitrov Arrow

“The reason I got up in the morning and was excited to go to school was because of the INCubatoredu class.”

Martin Dimitrov, Founder of SnapClips, INCubatoredu Alum, Featured on ABC's Shark Tank
Kelly Wilson Arrow

“In my 25 years of being an educator, this has been the most outstanding and rewarding program that I’ve taught. When you watch the transformation of these high school students from knowing literally nothing about the world of business in the beginning to wearing a number of different hats in the end with such self-confidence it gives me goosebumps.”

Kelly Wilson, TSA, Entrepreneurship / CTE, Collier County Public Schools, FL
freshINCedu Teacher Arrow

“It was an excellent project-based learning [unit] that helped me teach my students the true meaning of collaboration.”

freshINCedu Teacher, 2017-2018 End of Year Survey
5th grader Arrow

“To me being an entrepreneur is having an open mind to other people’s ideas and thinking outside the box.  Also, as an entrepreneur I believe entrepreneurs should always create products that benefit those in need.”

5th grader, freshINCedu student
5th grader Arrow

“Being an entrepreneur to me means that I can do whatever I set my mind to.”

5th grader, freshINCedu student
Cori T. Arrow

"I love teaching these young, motivated kids...They are driven and so creative.  We, as a society, will certainly need them in the future to save the economy with small business start-ups.  Making a difference!" 

Cori T., mxINCedu Teacher, Rockton, IL

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