Engaging students in the everyday business of creating ideas and building companies
High School District 214’s Entrepreneurship Program engages students in the everyday business of creating ideas and building companies. Launched in all six of our comprehensive high schools, it relies on the expertise of local partners with professional roots in a variety of areas – from marketing and branding to finance and business development – who co-teach alongside District 214 teachers to deliver relevant entrepreneurship education. Working in teams as they would in a real business setting, students solve problems and develop solutions.
Since 2015, Startup Showcase already has helped launch a number of student businesses. It is the culmination of a year of critical thinking, collaboration and inspiration. It allows the top group at every school – determined through school-based competitions – to pitch their idea to a team of judges for a shot at a financial award, funded by the District 214 Education Foundation, to further their post-secondary plans.