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WGN 9 Chicago News: High school entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas, with real money and investors on the line

High school entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas, with real money and investors on the line

07.20.18

CHICAGO — One after another, five teams of entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, all vying for a $20,000 prize and to potentially make their dreams a reality. But this isn’t a reality show – it’s a high school competition.

INCubatoredu launched at Barrington High School in 2014 and broke out nationally the following year. Today, more than 11,000 students participate in 100 schools spanning 18 states. What started with 37 teams earlier in the year was narrowed down to five frontrunners this week at Chicago’s 1871 tech hub.

Alamo Heights High School entrepreneurs to vie for investment dollars

09.24.18

San Antonio Express-News Alamo Heights High School entrepreneurs to vie for investment dollars

The Heights Business Incubator program sets students up in teams to target a problem, research a solution and pitch it to investors in the style of ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank.” Students will spend the academic year working with business leaders and vying for money to launch their innovation.

Alamo Heights Students Vie for $10,000 to Fund Potential Startups

09.24.18

Rivard Report Alamo Heights Students Vie for $10,000 to Fund Potential Startups

Alamo Heights High School students will vie for $10,000 – and bragging rights – in a “Shark Tank” style competition that will take them through the group process of becoming a startup.

The 130 junior and senior students are participating in the year-long Heights Business Incubator, an elective course that leads students from the idea phase to the development phase and through to pitching the product for their new business.

Vision 2020: Preparing Students for the Changing World of Business

09.18.18

NBC-DFW Vision 2020: Preparing Students for the Changing World of Business

MacArthur High School in the Irving Independent School District is getting ready to break ground on a School of Business and Entrepreneurship.The addition will expand a program that is giving high school students a step up the business ladder.”I get the satisfaction of seeing the future in my classroom,” said Kelley Watson, who leads the Incubator 2 program. The class teaches advanced business students how to start a business — from plan, to pitch, to funding, to launch.

High school entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas, with real money and investors on the line

07.20.18

WGN 9 Chicago News High school entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas, with real money and investors on the line

CHICAGO — One after another, five teams of entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, all vying for a $20,000 prize and to potentially make their dreams a reality. But this isn’t a reality show – it’s a high school competition.

INCubatoredu launched at Barrington High School in 2014 and broke out nationally the following year. Today, more than 11,000 students participate in 100 schools spanning 18 states. What started with 37 teams earlier in the year was narrowed down to five frontrunners this week at Chicago’s 1871 tech hub.