INCubatoredu to Host National Summit on High School Entrepreneurship Featuring National Competition of Student Entrepreneurs

BARRINGTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The innovative high school entrepreneurship program that is reinventing
business/entrepreneurship education in high schools – INCubatoredu – is
hosting a national summit of educators from its 60 member schools across
8 states.

The summit, a two-and-a-half-day event on July 19-21 at Loyola
University in Chicago, will feature entrepreneurs and experts addressing
the challenges of creating a new business – from initial ideation, to
customer segment research, successful funding, and launch.

The event will also include a national Shark Tank-like competition
between student teams pitching to win funding for the launch of a new
business.

“We’ve designed the summit to give teachers a full grounding in what it
takes to launch a new business,” said Margarita Geleske, co-executive
director at INCubatoredu. “And the highlight of the event
is the national student pitch competition – real student teams competing
to get a real business funded and launched.”

INCubatoredu is a wildly popular program that provides students with an
authentic entrepreneurship experience aimed at developing new product
and service innovations. Student teams compete to take a business idea
from concept to successful funding in a learning-incubator environment
designed to replicate real entrepreneurship challenges.

The INCubatoredu curriculum is taught by a team of teachers,
real-business mentors, and outside coaches drawn from local communities
who help students learn the ins/outs of launching and managing a
start-up business.

INCubatoredu recently announced that it doubled in size, an expansion
that includes more than 60 schools and 2000-plus students across eight
states.

The national entrepreneurship summit will also feature entrepreneur Joe
Abraham, author of The BOSI Entrepreneurial DNA, who will focus
on helping educators work with students’ natural entrepreneurial DNA.
Additionally, the event will be keynoted by Grammy award nominee
singer/songwriter, Peter Himmelman, creator of the renowned Big Muse
workshop designed to help individuals and organizations tap the power of
creativity.

More information on INCubatoredu is at: www.incubatoredu.org

Contacts

For INCubatoredu
Michael Tirrell, 212-804-8687