Industry Features, Press Releases & Impact on Students, Schools and Communities
As anyone who has ever watched “Shark Tank” on TV knows, the lights shine brightest on those fortunate enough to land a chance to try and strike a deal with any or all of the millionaires/billionaires in the room.
"I didn't feel like a student; I felt like a business owner working with other business people," John Marshall junior Nina Munoz said.
The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation awarded $10,000 to Rock Island High School entrepreneurs at the Final Pitch night in the RIHS Auditorium.
'They build, test, learn, apply – embracing the cycle of experimentation, Prairie Ridge, says Ryan O'Neill.
Five teams of Prairie Ridge High School students competed against each other for prize money May 5 during the school’s 4th annual Incubator Pitch Night Event, a school official said.
The event was a part of the school’s dual credit business incubator class where students learn how to develop a potential product or service, Ryan O’Neill, who teaches the course at Prairie Ridge, said in an email.
The INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise students gave their business pitches to a row of “sharks” at FINAL PITCH NIGHT on Rock Island Student Entrepreneurs Win Business Awards in the Rock Island High School Auditorium. Five entrepreneur teams vied for three awards: Best Pitch Award, Best Business Potential Award, and Best Business Model Award.
Six months ago, Naperville North students Ishika Sadhukhan, Mary Crossett, and Ellie Gerner were strangers. Now, they’re business partners.
Together they created Polar Pocket, a device that ends the age-old problem of tangled jewelry. The user places their jewelry in the device and secures it shut to “freeze” it into place.
Students at Vestavia Hills High School will have an opportunity not only to develop their own business ideas but also to present them to possible investors to earn seed funding thanks to a new partnership with INCubatoredu.
INCubatoredu is a course offered for the first time this year to juniors at Mount Carmel. The course offers an authentic entrepreneurship experience as students divide into teams, develop their own product, device or service, and turn it into a business.
Here’s something we’ve asked ourselves time and again over the years we’ve taught and mentored high school students:
More area schools are making a priority of nourishing budding teen entrepreneurs through business start-up classes. It’s a new focus coinciding in recent months with a local high school student and two recent Miami University graduates appearing on TV’s popular “Shark Tank” show.