Entrepreneurs - Pathway 1 - High School - STEP #1
H.S. Classes & Competitions
Maddie and Omar participate in their school's Virtual Enterprise (VE) program.
VE offers high school and middle school students an opportunity to learn real-world business skills. Maddie and Omar will each compete with their virtual company's team in a national competition.
Do you have a Virtual Enterprise program at your school?
Review the VE for High Schools program. List 4 or 5 benefits for students.
Would you be interested in participating in a Virtual Enterprise? Why?
What other classes or programs can you take at your school that would help you explore being an entrepreneur?
Explore and write down your
findings in the QLV Journal Log.
Entrepreneurs - Pathway 1 - High School - STEP #2
High School Clubs
Maddie joins her school's Entrepreneurs Club.
Their first meeting was focused on considering an entrepreneurship degree. She received a handout with a list of 7 great degrees for the aspiring entrepreneur wanting to follow a business path:
Event Planning and Management
Web Development or Design
Read the article on the site: Founder's Guide.
What two college degrees would you major in?
Explain why you think they are the path for you.
Record your thoughts in the
Quantum Leap Voyages Log.
Entrepreneurs - Pathway 1 - High School - STEP #3
Last Summer, Omar spent a good amount of time playing video games and developing his own game app.
Then he took an online App Development Summer Camp in NYC that opened up a whole new world. In one of the brainstorming sessions, Omar came up with a unique idea. Now he's ready to pitch it at the Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition.
In this step:
Explore the Blue Ocean for details.
Watch the "Top 10 Reasons" video.
Do you think this is a good competition for Omar? Share your feedback.
Check out the App Development Camp to see if it's for you!
Curious? Watch the top 10 Best Blue Ocean Pitches in 2020
Record your research answers
in the Quantum Leap Voyages Log.
Entrepreneurs - Pathway 1 - High School - STEP #4
Omar's Practice Pitch
Public Speaking Class
Omar has been practicing his virtual startup pitch presentation. He was very nervous and stumbled on his words after several runs. Luckily, Maddie was in his Public Speaking class to help him with some tips and offer a boost of confidence after each practice. Omar feels he's just about ready to do his final pitch video for Blue Ocean.
In this step,
Listen to Omar's pitch. Do you think he has a good idea and why?
Read the article The 3 C's of Business Pitch. Was Omar's pitch clear, concise, and compelling?
What advice would you give Omar to improve on his presentation?
Record your findings in the
Quantum Leap Voyages Log.