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Getting Smart

Podcast: Student Engagement and Entrepreneurship in Community

The initial kernel of an idea was that students need to learn about entrepreneurship sooner so they can hit the ground running. “The goal was to change the trajectory of student lives in this generation. We weren’t going to be patient enough to wait for the community to catch up,” said Dr. Tom Leonard.  

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The Colony Courier-Leader 

The Colony High School Prepares for Incubator Program

Beginning in the fall of 2021 The Colony High School will be home to the second Lewisville ISD INCubatoredu program.

Much like the program at Lewisville High School, the instructor and guest speakers and mentors will teach students about all things business – patents, market research, business law, how to be successful and more.

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GOAT Gifts Student Founders
Naperville, IL Patch

Naperville Central Teens Give Back To Community With New Business

Camryn Eickenberg and Anthony Pendolino came up with the idea of GOAT Gifts in their business incubator class at Naperville Central High School just a few months before the pandemic hit. Instead of crumbling under the pressure of the coronavirus crisis, GOAT Gifts rose to the occasion and began giving back to their community with a simple gesture that has helped the business grow exponentially.

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WBIW.com

Students Present Their First Business Pitches at the Student Pitch Showcase

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Mill and the Greater Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Monroe County Community School Corporation are hosting a Student Pitch Showcase.

Students in the INCubatoredu entrepreneurship program at The Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship (ASE) will present their first business pitches and receive feedback from judges.

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Daily Journal Online 

FHS to Pilot INCubatoredu in State

Farmington High School business instructor Christy Pierce is excited about a new business program, INCubatoredu, that will be offered at the school this fall.  Describing INCubatoredu as "innovative," Pierce kicked off her presentation at Thursday's Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

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FHS to Pilot INCubatoredu

Farmington High School business instructor Christy Pierce is excited about a new business program, INCubatoredu, that will be offered at the school this fall...Describing INCubatoredu as "innovative," Pierce kicked off her presentation at Thursday's Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon by thanking Superintendent Matt Ruble, FHS Principal Jamie LaMonds, and FHS history and philosophy instructor, Dr. Brian Reeves.

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The Daily Illini

Allergenius Baking Co Starts up Students’ Business Experience

One of the newest startups to be introduced on campus is the Allergenius Baking Company, a business run by a group of young students who are adding their wealth of knowledge into the startup atmosphere at the University.

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Walk Thru Student Team
Getting Smart

How High-Schoolers Launched a Start-up to Reduce Social Isolation in Seniors

Who would have thought that an off-hand comment made during class would lead a group of high school kids to develop an app; launch a successful start-up; win $12,000 in a national “Shark Tank”-type pitch competition; and, most importantly, find a way to make older Americans feel less isolated, particularly in the era of COVID-19?

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Fox 32 Chicago

Niles North Students Invent UV Sanitizer to Fight COVID-19

Malav Patel and Steven Reed, seniors at Nile North High School talk about their UV school sanitizer disinfecting device.

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Naples Daily News

Young Entrepreneurs in Collier Schools Build Products that Reflect Pandemic Times

Since 2011, Collier high school students have participated in entrepreneurship programming through Uncharted Learning, a not-for-profit that develops youth entrepreneurial programs. The middle schools followed suit in 2016.  What started with clubs is now offered as an elective course for middle school students due to high interest, Carlos Artime, director of career and technical education, said.

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