Invite your students to experience innovation and entrepreneurship UP-CLOSE
Young, Agile & Digital Entrepreneurs (YAD) Big Ideas & Small Business is a structured in classroom challenge competition to support the growth and development of elementary through high school students in business technology and entrepreneurship
Uncover the Entrepreneur Within: Transform Your Classroom with the YAD Big Ideas Challenge
Student Lead Team Work
Fuel your students' imagination, ignite their creativity, and propel their entrepreneurial spirit with the YAD Big Ideas and Small Business Challenge!
This program, pioneered by Floor23 Digital - a leader in global innovation programs - has been designed to empower the next generation of change-makers. It's more than just a workshop - it's a hands-on, immersive experience that equips students with the tools they need to identify problems, generate solutions, and bring their big ideas to life.
The YAD Big Ideas and Small Business Challenge offers a journey into the fascinating world of entrepreneurship. Students work in teams, learn collaboration, and explore their potential, all while having fun!
The future is knocking. It's time to answer the call. Don't wait! Equip your students with the entrepreneurial skills they need in a rapidly changing world.
Invest in their future. Purchase the YAD Big Ideas and Small Business Challenge today!
Pricing for the Big Ideas Challenge starts at only $8.50 per student per hour.
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Connecting STEM to Entrepreneurship “How To”
across 13 Elementary Schools and Innovation
Milwaukee Public Schools
Company Size: Enterprise (700+ Employees)
Location: Large (77,700+ Students)
Use Case: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Training | Challenge Competition
The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS ) Extended Learning Opportunities Office needed programming aligned with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and one of the absent pieces from the learning opportunity lineup was a tie to
entrepreneurship and commercialization. With an expected attendance of 300+ 5th graders across 13 elementary sites, bringing an experience and learning that could allow the students to gain STEM and business skills was the challenge.
The Solution (And our approach to it)
After a closer discussion on the student audience and program topic timing, we brought to the table, InnoFrog, specifically, our Young, Agile and Digital Entrepreneurs program, with a focus on the Big Ideas & Small Business sub program. We brought this program to life hands-on with a full on-site program deployment across 5 weeks, with a 5-hour
per-site program length across 4 to 5 days each.
The concepts we brought to the students included Design Thinking, Lean Startup Principles, and a few entrepreneurial principles through starter exercises and a program-long product innovation competition
Students completing the program demonstrated concept learning in the innovative
product competition that yielded pitches from students in the following areas and
Solution to World Hunger (Self-dispensing and Cleaning Food Machine)
Solution for Self Defense (Insta Knife, Defense Candy, Defense Easy rope)
Solutions to Boredom (Sports Viewing Pack, Game Box)
Solution to Transport People Faster (Flying Rocket Cars)
Solution for Better Luggage mobility (Expandable Luggage Technology
Students were able to pitch their innovative products as part of the culminating competition and be able to explain the problem it solves, the target audience, and
Who's this character you've seen on the materials?
His name is Bookworm. He's a licensed character of Darick Books, and is a symbol of creativity and entrepreneurial freedom, which is why he holds a special place, a mascot of sorts, in the YAD programs.
If you choose to have our team engage as facilitators or ever participate in a broader Big Ideas competition that we host, we do it in partnership with Darick Books.
Long live, Bookworm!