Resources to Bring Entrepreneurship to Your Classrom! YEI October Newsletter

Educator Resources

We’re one week away from Enspire 2023, our professional development conference for educators focused on building the entrepreneurial mindset in K-12 students. To learn more about how to earn graduate credit, click here and sign-up anytime before Enspire. You can also earn up to 11 hours of learning towards CEU credits for attending. This year’s conference will take place on October 19th-21st. Thursday’s session is virtual. The Friday and Saturday sessions will be held in person in Cleveland. Click here to register! Use discount code “YEINews” for complimentary registration. 

Guest Speaker Videos for Your Classroom

With EntrepreNew Pathways’ Inspiring Entrepreneur Guest Speaker Series, real entrepreneurs share inspirational stories in short videos that not only broaden students’ horizons but also shape their futures. Every entrepreneur’s story holds the potential to inspire a student to see a reflection of themselves and their future aspirations.

YIPPEE for Professional Learning

Designed in collaboration with the KSU Center for Educational Technology, this program invites educators to create a lesson plan using resources available on YIPPEE. All participants are eligible for a $200 stipend upon completion of the course, and will earn a certificate of 15 contact hours or the option for a graduate credit. Learn more about the program and register here.

Power Hour on Student Competitions

We have another exciting Power Hour coming your way this November, this time focused on Competitions! Join us Nov. 14th to learn about Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge and other competitions that can help build the entrepreneurial mindset in your K-12 students! Click here to register.

Global Entrepreneurship Week this November

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world. Each November, 10 million people take part in tens of thousands of activities, competitions, and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience, and connections they need to succeed. This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 13-19.

$40,000 in Prizes for Project Based Learning

Autodesk Instructables wants to celebrate educators who are leading the way in project-based learning. Educators across the United States are invited to showcase their unique approach to project-based learning for the chance to win prizes! Enter here by December 31, 2023.

Build an Entrepreneurial Classroom

Incorporating entrepreneurial learning into your classroom can ignite creativity, foster critical thinking, and equip students with essential skills for success in our ever-changing world. Take a look at three strategies to seamlessly bring entrepreneurship to your classroom here.

Student Opportunities

Solve the Problems that Really Matter

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) World Series of Innovation invites young people to get involved in solving some of the biggest challenges humanity faces today and advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students can choose from a variety of challenges to change the world with entrepreneurial thinking.

High School Pitch Challenge

The Vermont Pitch Challenge gives high school entrepreneurs, grades 10-12, from across the globe the chance to pitch innovative businesses that make a difference in their communities. Along the way, they’ll learn from top experts about how to write a business plan, create a compelling pitch, and achieve their goals – all while competing for cash prizes and scholarships! Submissions for the Pitch Challenge open on Jan. 15, 2024.

Free Work-Based Learning Platform

With KnoPro, students work individually or in terms to solve real-world problems they care about, build in-demand skills for resumes or college applications, AND earn points that convert to prizes and cash. Learn more, check out the available challenges, and sign up here!

Entrepreneurship Education Contributes to Workforce Readiness

“A striking statistic reveals that nearly three-quarters of jobs have evolved more between 2019 and 2021 than during the preceding three years. This fast-paced evolution is expected to persist, painting a dynamic landscape for students who will graduate into this ever-changing world.” Keep reading about the indispensable skills that are in high-demand here!

Small Business Support

Burton D. Morgan Foundation is offering incentives to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide referrals to the upcoming Scalerator NEO cohort. For each qualified candidate who applies to the program, Morgan Foundation will provide a $1,000 grant to the referring nonprofit organization. The applicant must list the nonprofit organization on their application as the referral source for the offer to apply. To qualify for the the incentives, the referral must be made by the application deadline of October 31. Learn more about the Scalerater NEO cohort and referral program here!

Have an Event or Program to Highlight?

If you have an educator professional development event, useful curriculum, or opportunity for students to engage with the entrepreneurial mindset, please let us know. Feel free to email Evan Yule with any potential features to be included in our future newsletters, we’d love to hear from you!

Earn YIPPEE Points at Enspire 2023!

YIPPEE is the marketplace for entrepreneurship education grants. It is a seamless, integrated experience that gets the best entrepreneurial skill-building opportunities in front of students. You can earn 500 additional YIPPEE points for attending Enspire 2023! Click here to register for the conference. 
Now, you can also earn extra points through the YIPPEE referral program! When you successfully refer someone to YIPPEE, you will both earn additional points, free of charge. Take a look at the referral process here.
Still unsure? Check out this video to hear what educators think of YIPPEE.