Local students pitch big ideas in business competition

The Stanley Clark School is the only school from Michiana to participate in the “What’s Your Big Idea?” business competition.

On Wednesday afternoon, six students from the Stanley Clark School will compete in an entrepreneurial business competition for a cash prize worth $500.

For several weeks, these 7th and 8th grade students have worked on ideas that hit real world problem head on.

Mobile houses that can pick up and go in a war, a healthy boxed food delivery business, an app that lets the student pick their tutor with a click of a button and perhaps the most simple but most important, a set of greeting cards to help people suffering from mental illness are all ideas created solely from the minds of these young entrepreneurs.

“This is allowing students to kind of tap into their passions, outside of the traditional school curriculum and kind of give the skills that would be needed if they want to someday become entrepreneurs, one of the key educational buzzwords real world perfectly fits that situation,” said George Phillip, School Liaison for Culver Entrepreneurial Activity.

The students were able to work with mentors with similar expertise as their business idea but the ideas themselves and all the creativity behind them were done by the students.

The final competition at Culver Academies will feature a grand prize of $1000.

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