Chicago Tribune - Courier News St. Charles high schools to offer business incubator courses next year
St. Charles School District 303 is looking for local businesses and leaders willing to work with potential high school entrepreneurs in a new program beginning next school year. District 303 officials announced INCubatoredu, a program in which students would build a start-up from the ground up. The course would take place in an incubator environment, intended to replicate real-world entrepreneurial challenges, district officials said.
Business Insider Magenium Solutions Invests in the Minds of the Future | The INCubatorEdu entrepreneurial experience program launches at Wheaton Warrenville South High School with the support of local businesses.
The INCubatorEdu program offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. In this program, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real entrepreneurs and business experts, including several from Magenium Solutions, serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and further iteration.
Chicago Tribune Shout Out: Michelle Sherwin-Petrucci, MHS Incubator teacher
Mundelein High School teacher Michelle Sherwin-Petrucci just earned a certification from Uncharted Learning NFP for teaching the district’s INCubatoredu class.
Q: What does the incubator program involve?
A: Giving the students a truly authentic entrepreneurial experience. It’s a yearlong class and the students are supposed to fully create a product or service based on something they’re really passionate about…
BUSINESS WIRE The 2017 INCubatoredu National Summit on High School Entrepreneurship – Featuring Student Entrepreneurship Competition and Showcasing Next-Generation Innovators
The innovative high school entrepreneurship program that is reinventing business curriculum – INCubatoredu – will host its annual national summit in Chicago in July for educators and collaborators from its 90-plus member schools across 15 states. The summit runs July 18-20 at Loyola University in Chicago and gathers educators, entrepreneurs, and experts to explore best practices for teaching entrepreneurship to high school students.
Northwest Herald Prairie Ridge High School entrepreneurs prepare their pitches for business incubator course
The school’s first INCubatoredu course, aimed at teaching students entrepreneurship by having them team up to fully develop their own product or service, is wrapping up for the school year. Five of the 10 student groups will be chosen to pitch their business proposal to the public, and perhaps potential investors.