Wheeling High School Alumni Earns Spot on Shark Tank

Yahoo! Finance

Wheeling High School Alumni Earns Spot on Shark Tank

BARRINGTONIll., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Martin Dimitrov, Wheeling High School Alumni, turned an idea into reality through his high school INCubatoredu entrepreneurship class. Martin will be pitching SnapClips on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday, January 288 pm Central.

Martin was tasked by his teacher to find a solution to a problem he faces every day…

UIC student goes on ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch his idea for a better weight clip

Chicago Sun Times

UIC student goes on ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch his idea for a better weight clip

A 19-year-old student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who recenlty pitched his company to “Shark Tank” could not be happier with the outcome, but he can’t say much more until the episode airs Jan. 28.  Martin Dimitrov got the idea for “SnapClips” in an entrepreneurship class during his junior year at Wheeling High School.

More high schools are creating business incubators

Daily Herald

More high schools are creating business incubators

Jae Haas gave students some reassuring advice before they stepped into a new business incubator at Wheaton North High School…In this renovated classroom with quotes from Steve Jobs printed on the walls, teenagers are treated as entrepreneurs and innovators who will develop their ideas for new products into polished business plans. And, along the way, they are allowed to fail and adjust what isn’t working, Haas told them.

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…

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What Students Are Saying About Entrepreneurship Through INCubatoredu

What do high school students say about their experience studying entrepreneurship in an INCubatoredu class? Hear the passionate views of two students (Jessy and Swarina) in this brief podcast — we bet you’ll be as surprised as they were to learn about how different their experience was from what they expected, and how passionate they are to know more.

Superintendent Tom Leonard; Bringing Innovation to Schools

Entrepreneurship programs like INCubatoredu are reinventing the business curriculum at high schools across America. This podcast features a conversation with a Texas school superintendent exploring how such programs benefit students, school districts, and the community at large.

INCubatoredu Teacher Nick Pahl; Empowering students through entrepreneurship

Launching the entrepreneurial start up curriculum, INCubatoredu, at Dundee Crown High School in Illinois has impacted Nick Pahl’s teaching and student experience in profound ways. Hear from Nick as he describes his experience, how his teaching has changed, and why it is important for students today. Creating future ready students!

Co-Founder Michael Miles on INCubatoredu – Part 1

What’s behind the popularity of INCubatoredu? Co-Founder Michael Miles details how the program is unique and why it’s meeting such a need nationally. Part 1 of 2

More with Michael Miles on INCubatoredu- Part 2

In part 2 of 2, INCubatoredu co-founder Michael Miles on the many benefits of the groundbreaking program highlighting professional development for teachers.

Teaching Coding in High School: How to Equip Teachers for Success

Uncharted Learning’s Director of Product Development, Jessi Chartier, explores why coding for mobile apps is such a hot curriculum for high school students. This podcast reviews how best to equip teachers with the skills they need to make coding authentic, engaging—and dare we say—fun for students.


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

National School Board – Apr 7-9, San Antonio, TX

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

National Business Ed Association (NBEA) – Mar 27-31, Baltimore, MD

Connections – IL State – Mar 7-8, Tinley Park, IL

Edu for Careers – CTE – Mar 4-6, Sacremento, CA

Kane County Regional Vocation – Mar 2, St. Charles, IL

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

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) – Feb 15-16th, Springfield, IL

The School Superintendents Association (AASA) – Feb 14-16, Nashville, TN

Chicago Area Business Educators Association (CABEA) – Feb 14, 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