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Smart Cookies - Students Start a Plant-Based Bakery in Naples

“Every time someone has a connotation of vegan in their minds, and then they taste our cookies, they’re like, ‘Man, this is good!’”

Carl Veus and Franko Cardozo, Nagen’s founders, are showing Southwest Florida how delicious dairy- and egg-free desserts can be with the bakery they cooked up while enrolled in the entrepreneurship program at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. Lorenzo Walker’s hands-on program helps students establish and expand on revenue-generating companies. Collier County Public Schools offers students entrepreneurship education in middle school and high school.

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Gulfshore Business Daily

Naples Student Entrepreneurs Self-fund Graduation Gifts for Classmates

Franko Cardozo and Carl Veus, the founders of Nagen Vegan Bakery, worked with Project Graduation to distribute a two-pack of their cookies to every single graduate in the entire Lorenzo Walker Technical school system.

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Daily Herald

Pandemic Forces Barrington High School Entrepreneurship Students to Adjust on the Fly

Some Barrington High School entrepreneurship students have learned how to deal with business curveballs that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of an affair in Barrington High's auditorium where the finalists typically pitch their startup companies in a setting similar to ABC's "Shark Tank," this year's business incubator winners were announced in a Zoom teleconference Thursday. Three of the five finalists received a combined $20,500 in investments from private sources.

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Fox Illinois, Champaign, IL

UI freshman Creates Eco-Friendly Clothing Swap Service

INCubatoredu Alum and U of I student, Mona Fang:  "It was something I saw that wasn't done right and I just thought, there has to be a new solution out there," she says.

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NBC - 2 News

Students in Naples, Florida turn class project into vegan pastry company

NAPLES, Fla. - Students at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School in Naples have turned a class assignment into a successful vegan pastry company.

While learning skills in entrepreneurship, Franko Cardozo, Carl Veus and Ezekial Ramirez created "Nagen" last year. The business specializes in making vegan cookies.

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Dallas Innovates

Midlothian ISD Invests in Entrepreneurial Students’ Futures

The INCubatoredu program will be available to Midlothian freshmen and sophomores this fall and will open to all high schoolers in August 2020.

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Houston Chronicle

Friendswood High School teens will end this course with “Shark Tank” style pitch

Friendswood ISD will bring the excitement, stress and challenges of real-world business experience to 20 teens this fall with a new program geared to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

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Effingham Daily News

Coding class coming to St. Anthony High School

EFFINGHAM — Students at St. Anthony High School will now get hands-on experience with the tech world through a new course offered at the school called MobileMakersEdu.

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Fox 47 - Rochester

Rochester Public Schools INCubatoredu Recruits Volunteer Mentors

ROCHESTER, Minn. –  A new program at Rochester Public Schools is turning to local businessmen and women for help with inspiring young entrepreneurs.

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The Leader

LHS hosts inaugural Pitch Night for new incubator program

These future business visionaries had spent the school year participating in one of the most challenging scholastic and career programs in the world - The Lewisville Independent School District’s (LISD) INCubatoredu program. This class, more commonly referred to by participants and instructors as the “Incubator program,” is changing lives of students who would prefer to enter the business world directly out of high school.

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