Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

Earns

+400 Points

Do you have a head full of brilliant business ideas but don't know how to unleash your inner entrepreneur? This Challenge is your answer! Discover the entrepreneurial secrets you need to transform your ideas into reality! From creating a brand-new product to learning how to market it, we'll show you how to make your dreams a reality. This is your chance to win a cash prize from the Fleischer Scholars Foundation by creating a 3-5 minute video pitch!

You'll address the question: How can you unleash your creativity and entrepreneurship skills to address a problem in your community?

Note: This Challenge is still available to earn points!! The prize money was awarded to past winners.

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Skills you'll develop

  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Social Awareness

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Overview

Welcome to the Entrepreneur Challenge

Welcome to the entrepreneurial Challenge. Get the scoop from the director of the Fleischer Scholars Program as you prepare to launch into your entrepreneurial journey.

Get to Kno the Process

Before you get started you might be wondering how this works. KnoPro Challenges are divided into five phases. These steps are designed to help you explore the problem and develop a solution. Select the + buttons to learn about each phase.

Two Approaches: Your Choice

Once you've identified the problem you wish to tackle, you'll brainstorm a solution and ultimately create a prototype of your idea to give the KnoPro judges a good understanding of your brilliant idea. One important part of The KnoPro Challenges is choosing the type of solution you plan to create (in a group or solo) and ultimately pitch to the judges. Check out an example of each of your choices: a product idea or a new business or service concept. You can also get inspiration from all the winning projects.

Flip the cards to help you decide which approach (product or business/service) you may want to take. Later in the Challenge, you'll choose ONE approach.

Product

Product Idea

Product Idea

Get creative and come up with a new product idea that addresses the problem. This might be an app, a game, or a consumer product, for example. The possibilities are endless! You’ll write a design brief to plan your product, and ultimately create a “prototype” to pitch to the judges.
Business

Business Concept

Business Concept

Imagine a unique business idea that addresses the problem. This might be a for-profit or non-profit venture, an online platform, or an in-person experience/pop-up shop, for example. The possibilities are limitless! Write a business plan, and then create a fun way to share your business idea with the judges.

KnoPro Tools to Help You

Student KNOtebook

Student KNOtebook

The Student KNOtebook is a tool to help you keep track of your research, thoughts, and ideas. While you don't have to use this optional tool, it's a helpful way to stay organized. Throughout the Challenge, keep an eye out for KNOtebook hints and suggestions to record in your KNOtebook.

To get started, make a copy of the Student KNOtebook slides or use the PDF Version

mentor feedback

Get Help from Mentors

Want some extra help? Real professionals, who created the Challenge, are standing by to answer your questions, hear your ideas, and give you feedback! They want to help you win the Challenge!

You might ask a question about the topic, or you might ask how you could improve your solution, or you may want to show your video pitch to them, etc.

STUDENTS: ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!

Dive into the subject and emerge as a pro!