Industry Features, Press Releases & Impact on Students, Schools and Communities

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Daily Herald Business Ledger

Buffalo Grove student entrepreneurs’ Skunk Aid gets picked up by Bentley’s Pet Stuff

A business model developed through a think tank at Buffalo Grove High School continues to grow, even as its student entrepreneurs prepare to leave for college.  As sophomores, Jackie Molloy, Nicole Relias and Shayna Reznikov developed the idea of an all-natural, de-skunking kit for dogs. They came up with their idea after Relias’ dog, Bella, a golden doodle, had been skunked four times.

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Kane County Connects

Inside Kane County Schools: Incubator Edu Sharpens Skills With Shark-tank-style Pitch Night

Preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow is tough work. With changes happening in the job marketplace each year, giving students hands-on experiences is key to future success. That’s why schools are constantly innovating and developing new curricula that prepare students for the future.

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Daily North Shore

LFHS Incubator Class Nears Pitch Night

A group gathers in a corner conference room to discuss the challenges of how to bring its business idea MeltWell, a throat lozenge in the form of a thin strip that dissolves on the tongue, to market.

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Dallas Innovates

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

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.

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Chicago Tribune, Deerfield Review

Deerfield H.S. students show their entrepreneurial skills

Developing a viable business was the goal of the students who decided to take a business incubator class at Deerfield High School back in August. At the end of the year, one of 15 teams would be selected as the winner in a "Shark Tank"-style competition among the 69 budding entrepreneurs.

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Our Quad Cities.com

Rock Island High School Students Pursue Entrepreneurial Passion

It’s a mission of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to support entrepreneurship and help businesses get started. One example is the Incubatoredu program at Rock Island High School.

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Daily Herald

Batavia High student entrepreneurs win cash awards for business ideas Facebook

A service allowing high school students to rent out their parking spots, a teen streetwear brand, and car seat attachments to protect children from overheating were among the winning business ideas at Batavia High School’s recent "Pitch Night."

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The Core - VA Beach City Public Schools

Kempsville High School academy students win first place at World Series of Entrepreneurship

Congratulations to Kempsville High School Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (EBA) students who won first place at the World Series of Entrepreneurship competition – a nationwide venture pitch competition for high school students with $10,000 as the top prize.
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Daily Herald

Uncharted Learning Applauds Illinois Students During National Inventors Month

BARRINGTON, Ill., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — High School students aren’t waiting to earn their diplomas before inventing a product and establishing a business of their own. Uncharted Learning, a not-for-profit organization, has undertaken the mission to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of teenagers through their MobileMakersEdu and INCubatoredu programs.

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Daily North Shore

LFHS Incubator Business Continues To Grow

LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF — After creating Safe & Sound Spray in the Lake Forest High School business incubator class two years ago, the company’s owners continue to both sell and improve the product. The owners are Jenelle Frevert and Gwen Driscoll. The two, now college freshmen, are promoting their business both locally — as they did with a self defense class March 13 at LFHS — and nationally — as they did with a pitch on the QVC online shopping network February 23.

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