District 303’s INCubatoredu program gives students practical entrepreneurial experience

Kane County Chronicle

District 303’s INCubatoredu program gives students practical entrepreneurial experience

ST. CHARLES- Adorning the wall in one of the classrooms/business incubators at St. Charles East is the quote, “You never lose in business. You either win or learn.”

Such a statement most definitely applies to all the students who pitched product ideas to local business professionals this week as part of the new District 303 INCubatoredu program, which affords students with the challenge of building a start-up from the ground up while it helps them develop and improve a variety of skills, including adaptability, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

INCubatoredu Salutes Roslyn Public School Mentors During National Mentoring Month


INCubatoredu Salutes Roslyn Public School Mentors During National Mentoring Month

The National Mentoring Month campaign was created to “focus national attention on the need for mentors to work together to ensure a positive outcome for young people.” This goal is epitomized by the INCubatoredu entrepreneurship program for high school students, and particularly by Roslyn Public Schools, which currently has over 13 active mentors.  These mentors are utilized to cultivate the potential of the INCubatoredu students in business, build life skills and strengthen their communities.

Huntley High to launch business incubator program this Fall

Daily Herald Business Ledger

Huntley High to launch business incubator program this Fall

This fall, Huntley High School will launch a business incubator program through INCubatoredu to provide students the opportunity to create and develop their own product or service.

Entrepreneurs and business experts from the community will serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through lean processes and foundational business topics, such as marketing and finance.

Think ‘Shark Tank’ – Leyden Incubatoredu Program Keeps Students Hungry For Knowledge

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Think ‘Shark Tank’ – Leyden Incubatoredu Program Keeps Students Hungry For Knowledge

A business class in Leyden High School Dist. 212 offers juniors and seniors real-world experience developing a business product or service from the ground up. The Incubator business class has challenged students and staff in its first year at the Leyden high schools, but it provides students the opportunity to understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Go Public Cool School Winner: November 2018


Go Public Cool School Winner: November 2018

Congratulations to the Alamo Heights H.S. – Heights Business INCubatoredu program!  Watch here!

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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.


ASCD Empower 19 – March 16-18, Chicago, IL

SXSW EDU – March 4-7, Austin, TX

ERDI – Education Research & Development Institute – Feb 17-20, Los Angeles, CA

AASA 2019 National Conference on Education –  Feb 14-16, Los Angeles, CA

TASA Midwinter Conference – Jan 28-29, Austin, TX

SREB – State Leaders Forum – Dec 12-13, Atlanta, GA

ACTE Visions 2018 – Nov 28-Dec 1, San Antonio, TX

Texas Economic Development Council – Oct 17-19, Fort Worth, TX

WEBIT & WMEA 2018 Convention – Oct 4, LaCrosse, WI

Illinois Association of School Administrators – Sept 26-28, Springfield, IL

Leap Innovations – InnovatED Summit 2018 – Aug 28, Chicago, IL

National Principals Conference (NASSP) – July 11-13, Chicago, IL

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE 2018) – June 24-27, Chicago, IL

Magnet Schools of America  – 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