Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to challenge yourself to grow and set yourself apart as a thinker and leader? Do you have an idea you want to develop, a project you want to manage, or a product or service you want to sell? The Entrepreneurship Pathway and the Entrepreneurial Zone are where students turn their passions into business endeavors and learn the skills to be successful in any future they wish to pursue. 

Throughout the pathway, students will develop the attitudes, behaviors, and skills for success; will use the entrepreneurial process to bring an idea to fruition; will manage projects for optimal success; and will leverage data to drive insights and inform decisions. In doing this, students adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, build knowledge around business practices, develop their ideas, and seek support from industry experts.

Read below to learn more, find class registration information here, and email the instructor with project team interest or questions.

 

Course Offerings

Develop the attitudes, behaviors, and skills for success!

  • Open to 9th-12th graders

One’s mindset has the power to differentiate them from the average person, empowering ordinary people to do the extraordinary. In this course, students will develop the attitudes, behaviors, and skills for success. This includes personal productivity to create space in the mind for creative thinking; personal development to enable forward-thinking and overcome challenges with a growth mindset; effective teamwork, collaboration, networking, and leadership to benefit from multiple perspectives and skill sets; and use of the design thinking process to turn problems into opportunities. These are invaluable skills to any endeavor, including entrepreneurship. Do you want to challenge yourself to grow and set yourself apart as a thinker and leader? Take Entrepreneurial Mindset!

Build a business!

  • Open to 10th-12th graders
  • Prerequisite: Recommend CTE80105 Entrepreneurial Mindset (but not required).

Great ideas and successful businesses are often grown from fierce passion combined with disciplined process. In this course, students will learn the process of building a business and apply it to developing a business idea of their own. This includes identifying a problem; learning about the customer; developing a solution that meets customers’ needs; analyzing and differentiating themselves from competitors; creating a marketing plan; projecting financials; creating a prototype; and developing a brand. By the end of the course, students will have a pitch deck, which they will pitch to community members and can potentially use to start their business. Do you want to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how to take your idea–something you are passionate about–to market? Take Entrepreneurial Business Development!

Efficiently and effectively get the right things done! 

  • Open to 10th – 12th Graders
  • Prerequisite: Recommend CTE80105 Entrepreneurial Mindset (but not required).

Life is full of projects! Whether it is a weekend project at home, semester project at school, passion project in your spare time, or starting a business, it is important to manage that project for optimal success, efficiently and effectively getting the right things done. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of project management, how to apply it to their own projects, and how this skill set is used in a variety of career paths, including entrepreneurship. Do you want to take your vision to the next level through implementation? Take Project Management!

Make data informed decisions!

  • Open to 11th – 12th Graders
  • Prerequisite: Recommend CTE80105 Entrepreneurial Mindset (but not required).

Data is everywhere; it is the currency on which modern business relies. Businesses set themselves apart when they can leverage their data to drive insights and inform decisions across and in every aspect of the organization. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of cleaning and preparing data, analyzing data, presenting data, and using data to inform decisions. Do you want to make informed decisions that will drive progress? Take Business Analytics I!

Project Teams

Entrepreneurial Zone Team

The Entrepreneurial Zone team works on projects within the Innovation Center and outside the Innovation Center in partnership with various companies and organizations. The Student Designers on this team have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, community members, and small businesses, developing their own skills and providing opportunities for others. Projects may include creating professional development workshops for other students; networking and organizing community events; managing the Career Closet and Innovation Center Store; and working with external clients on projects for their businesses or organizations.

Partners

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Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools