• Business Incubators

    Business Incubator Pitch Night • Hoffman Estates High School • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 • 6:00 p.m. 

    This course is designed to prepare students to become true entrepreneurs. Students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts serve as content coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development using the business model canvas approach. Midyear, students will gain in-market experience with “Minimum Viable Product” research and presentations made possible by small grants to student teams. Over the course of the year, student teams learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, as well as the legal aspects of running a business to prepare for an investor panel presentation. This presentation helps to drive the entrepreneurial spirit by having student teams in front of actual investors to pitch their innovative idea and possibly win funding to turn their business plans into reality.

Dan Artman, D211 Foundation Chair

Griff Ehrenstrom, PHS Community Champion

Asha Cobb, CHS Student

Lauren Moy, FHS Student

  • Former Palatine High School winner, DeoBlock presented at Palatine HS during a previous Business Incubator presentation. https://deoblock.com/

Denise Broz, HEHS Content Expert

Jim McKenzie , D211 Business Incubator Founder & HEHS Community Champion

Tony Miller, CHS Teacher