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.