The Business Incubator Program, which began in August 2016, provides junior and senior students with a hands-on experience of what is involved in developing their own product or service.
Entrepreneurs and business experts from the community serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development.
Over the course of the year, student teams learn about product development, financial modeling, marketing accounting, human resources, as well as the legal aspects of running a business to get them geared up for "Pitch Week".
What is Pitch Week? Pitch Week helps to further fire the entrepreneurial spirit by putting student teams in front of actual investors to pitch their innovative idea and possibly win funding to turn their business plans into reality during the summer and following school year.
Are you a student and are interested in participating in this program? Be sure to speak with your guidance counselor!
Are you a community member and are interested in partnering with the school as a coach/mentor? Contact Mike Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-270-9300.
Attention potential coach/mentor, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form.