Entrepreneurial Mindset: Local Schools Giving Young Students Tools to Create Their Own Businesses

Dallas Innovates

As a grunge-rock instrumental walk-up song blares through the speakers, a team of high school students in business professional dress ascend the stairs of the stage at Varidesk headquarters in Coppell.

The Coppell High School students present a new business: a teen-only nightclub called The Muse.

It would be a drug- and alcohol-free space where teenagers can eat, socialize, dance, and listen to music. Outlining onsumer and market research, financial planning, and other evidence, students proved up their concept to an audience of parents, mentors, school district administrators, Coppell Chamber of Commerce members, and four judges. Team Muse was one of three groups from the high school’s year-long entrepreneurship class, INCubatoredu, that made it to Final Pitch Night, a Shark Tank-like event, held May 23 at Varidesk.

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