INCUBATOREDU AT COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM AT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS GETS ENHANCED WITH INCUBATOREDU ... AND YOU CAN HELP
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 serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the Lean Startup processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving. This cycle of experimentation is combined with foundational business concepts such as marketing and finance.
This is a great opportunity for business owners, as well as professionals in business areas such as accountants, engineers, lawyers, business administrators and to share their expertise with students wanting to explore business opportunities.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are varying levels of time commitments and involvement, including coaches, who work with the teacher to co-teach a lesson over the course of a few class periods, to mentors, who work with students weekly via in person meetings, email, phone, etc. to help mold and shape their idea, to school champions, who go out into the community to help spread the word and find coaches and mentors to work with students and teachers.
Coaches are subject matter experts who co-teach with the classroom teacher to help deliver a lesson. Lessons are 1 to 3 days of 2 consecutive class periods which are approximately 50 minutes each.
Mentors provide feedback and work one-on-one with a single team of students to help develop their ideas. Typically, mentors meet with their group once a week throughout the school year.
Champions bridge the gap between the community and a school to assist in identifying coaches and mentors.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE CCPS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM.