Industry Features, Press Releases & Impact on Students, Schools and Communities
This fall, thousands of students at 196 high schools nationwide -- and even four high schools in Australia -- will start their own companies as part of a business incubator class launched nine years ago in Barrington.
How do high school students start their own businesses? This question echoes inside the minds of many budding teenage entrepreneurs with ambitious dreams and diligent spirits. Age, limited resources and other restrictions pose challenges to high schoolers. Despite these obstacles, seniors Rohan Gorti, Arin Jain and Zubin Khera did just that in their junior year.
The Lakota West team – MatchedUp - is among five high school groups nationwide invited to travel to Chicago later this month to compete in the “INCubatoredu National Pitch” for thousands of dollars in start-up funding.
Looking for the next big thing? You may find it on the third floor of New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus.
Tucked in a corner classroom, teenaged minds are nurturing and workshopping business ideas in Startup U, an entrepreneurship class in the business education program.
The year-long class, which is led by Sara Burnett and Bob Bollweg, unites student groups and their ideas with mentors, members of the New Trier community who offer real-world experience as the students build and pitch their ideas.
Lewisville ISD's Career and Technical Education program had at least 878 students earning at least one industry-based certificate during the last academic year, according to an annual report presented Oct. 18 to the board of trustees. Overall, students earned 1,989 industry-based certifications for the 2020-21 school year as well as more than 1,300 automobile certifications, according to the presentation...