Course Overview

$50 Startup: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Potential in Every Student

Dive into the dynamic world of entrepreneurship with our groundbreaking course, "$50 Startup." This course is meticulously designed to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in students, transforming them into innovative thinkers and community changemakers. It's an ideal blend of theory and practical application, making it a perfect fit for educators in STEM, arts, or Career and Technical Education (CTE) looking to infuse entrepreneurial concepts into their curriculum.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Eight Interactive Learning Labs: Each lab is a journey through project-based learning, brimming with engaging activities, insightful videos, and a treasure trove of online resources. These labs are crafted to be teacher-friendly, ensuring a smooth and enriching teaching experience.
  • Real-World Business Experience: Students don't just learn about entrepreneurship; they live it. By creating a business with a modest $50 budget, they apply business fundamentals and unleash their creativity to solve real-world problems.
  • Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship: Our mission goes beyond education. We aim to awaken the entrepreneurial mindset in students, inspiring them to shape their futures and positively impact their communities.

Course Overview:

  1. Lab 1 - Identifying the Problem:
    • Engaging videos and guest speakers
    • Basics of entrepreneurship
    • Identifying problems and developing personal branding
    • Crafting and pitching a compelling story
  2. Lab 2 - Crafting the Solution:
    • Business Model Canvas exploration
    • Developing value propositions and innovative solutions
    • Understanding customer needs and refining pitch skills
  3. Lab 3 - Connecting with Customers:
    • Creating customer avatars and distribution strategies
    • Enhanced pitch practice sessions
  4. Lab 4 - Keys to Entrepreneurial Success:
    • Exploration of key resources, activities, and partnerships
    • Networking skills development
  5. Lab 5 - Pitch Day:
    • Real-world pitching experience to a panel for a $50 investment
  6. Lab 6 - Financial Foundations:
    • Understanding startup costs and sustainable revenue streams
    • Introduction to philanthropy and KIVA
  7. Lab 7 - E-Commerce and Marketing Mastery:
    • Insights into online selling and social media marketing
    • Development of marketing materials and press releases
  8. Lab 8 - The Marketplace Experience:
    • Practical experience in setting up and running a business
    • Promotion of e-commerce sites

Your Journey to Entrepreneurship Starts Here!

Join us in empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. The "$50 Startup" is more than a course; it's a launchpad for future innovators and leaders.

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