These holiday gifts help your kids become entrepreneurs, team players and inventors


These holiday gifts help your kids become entrepreneurs, team players and inventors

Great entrepreneurs are passionate, creative and resilient. What parent wouldn’t want their children to develop those traits, even if they don’t plan to start a business when they grow up?

But is it possible to spark that entrepreneurial spirit with Christmas gifts? Yes, according to leaders of youth entrepreneur programs across the country.

We asked them for gift suggestions…


Beloit Daily News


ROCKTON – From strap-on bowling shoe covers to cake balls, students at Hononegah High School and Rock County Christian School (RCCS) have plenty of ideas for businesses.

Students had the opportunity to share their plans and gain insight from local business people at a incubator open house held Nov. 9 at Hononegah. The event was intended to educate the community on the school’s entrepreneurship program called “incubatoredu@hchs” and to connect students with business people and their wisdom…

Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs

Daily Journal

Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs

KANKAKEE — Kankakee High School is inspiring the next wave of entrepreneurs by giving students a firsthand experience with starting businesses through its INCubator program.

The school introduced INCubator this year by choosing 40 students from different backgrounds. Those students have broken into groups to create products that resolve problems from “lame” lanyards to sweat-soaked shoes.

Pitch Scores for ROCKY Entrepreneurs

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Pitch Scores for ROCKY Entrepreneurs

ROCK ISLAND — A team of Rock Island High School student entrepreneurs served up their best pitch this summer and hit it out of the ballpark.

Seniors Rashawn Overton, Romar Cantu and Cornelius Aldridge won a $7,500 first-place prize in July in a national pitch competition sponsored by the INCubatoredu Uncharted Learning Foundation.  Mr. Overton, Mr. Cantu and Mr. Aldridge created a team called “L.E.A.D.,” which  stood for “Leading Everyday and Driving to Success.”

Parents, students give entrepreneur academy at Kempsville High all A’s

The Virginian-Pilot

Parents, students give entrepreneur academy at Kempsville High all A’s

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Magnet Schools of America (MSA) – April 25-29, Chicago IL

National Catholic Schools Association  (NCEA) – April 3-5, Cincinnati, OH

ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) State Conference – Feb 26 – 28th, Schaumburg, IL

CABEA (Chicago Area Business Educators Association) – Feb 14th, Hoffman Estates, IL

ACTE Career Tech Vision Conference – Dec 6-9th, Nashville, TN

GMEA Power Up – Nov 9th, Macon, GA

National STEM schools conference (NCSSS)  – Nov 1-4th, Chicago, IL

WI Marketing – Oct 5-6th, Stevens Point, WI

Magnet Schools of American (MSA) Fall Technical Assistance Conference – Oct 4-5th, Minneapolis, MN

INCubatoredu National Training Summit – July 18-20, Chicago, IL

Southern Region Education Board(SREB) Annual High Schools that Work Conference – July 12-15 Nashville, Tennessee

2017 GACTE Career Tech Expo –  July 10-11, Atlanta, GA