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Daily Herald Business Ledger: Buffalo Grove student entrepreneurs’ Skunk Aid gets picked up by Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Buffalo Grove student entrepreneurs’ Skunk Aid gets picked up by Bentley’s Pet Stuff

06.28.18

A business model developed through a think tank at Buffalo Grove High School continues to grow, even as its student entrepreneurs prepare to leave for college.  As sophomores, Jackie Molloy, Nicole Relias and Shayna Reznikov developed the idea of an all-natural, de-skunking kit for dogs. They came up with their idea after Relias’ dog, Bella, a golden doodle, had been skunked four times.

INSIDE KANE COUNTY SCHOOLS: INCUBATOR EDU SHARPENS SKILLS WITH SHARK-TANK-STYLE PITCH NIGHT

06.12.18

Kane County Connects INSIDE KANE COUNTY SCHOOLS: INCUBATOR EDU SHARPENS SKILLS WITH SHARK-TANK-STYLE PITCH NIGHT

Preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow is tough work. With changes happening in the job marketplace each year, giving students hands-on experiences is key to future success. That’s why schools are constantly innovating and developing new curricula that prepare students for the future.

One way that high schools are preparing students for their future is by offering a course called INCubatorEDU.  Incubator EDU is an entrepreneurship program that provides students a practical entrepreneurship experience, where they work in teams to create a product or service.

LFHS Incubator Class Nears Pitch Night

06.08.18

Daily North Shore LFHS Incubator Class Nears Pitch Night

A group gathers in a corner conference room to discuss the challenges of how to bring its business idea MeltWell, a throat lozenge in the form of a thin strip that dissolves on the tongue, to market.

This small group is facing issues common to entrepreneurs looking to create the next big trend, such as developing a prototype and raising capital. But in one way this group is different than most found in business incubators like Chicago’s 1871 — each member is a junior at Lake Forest High School.

Entrepreneurial Mindset: Local Schools Giving Young Students Tools to Create Their Own Businesses

06.07.18

Dallas Innovates Entrepreneurial Mindset: Local Schools Giving Young Students Tools to Create Their Own Businesses

As a grunge-rock instrumental walk-up song blares through the speakers, a team of high school students in business professional dress ascend the stairs of the stage at Varidesk headquarters in Coppell.  

The Coppell High School students present a new business: a teen-only nightclub called The Muse.

It would be a drug- and alcohol-free space where teenagers can eat, socialize, dance, and listen to music. Outlining consumer and market research, financial planning, and other evidence, students proved up their concept to an audience of parents, mentors, school district administrators, Coppell Chamber of Commerce members, and four judges.  Team Muse was one of three groups from the high school’s year-long entrepreneurship class, INCubatoredu, that made it to Final Pitch Night, a Shark Tank-like event, held May 23 at Varidesk.

Chariho INCubator students make their pitches to local business panel, ‘Shark Tank’-style

05.30.18

The Westerly Sun Chariho INCubator students make their pitches to local business panel, ‘Shark Tank’-style

Four teams of seniors presented their product ideas Tuesday at the first Chariho INCubator pitch night.   A panel of judges, or “sharks,” all from the business community, questioned each team about its product, marketing strategy and financial projections.