Mission of the class
In Venture: Catalyzing Change, students learn an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving - one that is structured and intentional, yet flexible and innovative. Students develop a toolkit of critical thinking frameworks and creative thinking exercises to use to tackle a variety of personal and intellectual challenges well beyond the classroom walls.
Entrepreneur’s Approach to Problem Solving
The whole course will be based around one main entrepreneurial project as the means of learning the steps of going from problem identification to solution creation.
Personal development activities and lectures happen throughout the year to empower students to become difference makers who are self-aware and can confidently navigate this ever-changing world.
Unlocking Individual Potential
SAMPLE CASE STUDIES
HW Inc is a fast-paced week of entrepreneurship, team-building, and innovation. The week will be centered around working with a team to develop an original social or business venture, and pitching it to an alumni panel of venture capitalists and experienced entrepreneurs at the end of the week. Think “Shark Tank” but with more coffee.
Offered for Grade 5-7, Lemonade Stand is designed to ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit. Through hands-on, interactive exercises, students learn how to problem find, problem solve, and invent. Students develop a toolkit of skills including brainstorming, critical thinking, project management, leadership, storytelling, and structured communication.