Some of High School District 214’s sharpest entrepreneurship students will pitch their business proposals to a panel of local business owners and entrepreneurs as they vie for a cash prize and internship opportunity.
Students from Wheeling and Elk Grove High Schools will compete at District 214's first Startup Showcase on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd. in Arlington Heights.
Wheeling and Elk Grove High Schools launched a new entrepreneurship curriculum this year, challenging students to develop and test business models.
Throughout the year, local partners with professional roots in a variety of areas – from marketing and branding to finance and business development – co-taught alongside District 214 teachers to deliver relevant entrepreneurship education.
The top three teams from Wheeling and Elk Grove will face off on Tuesday in front of the panel, which includes Wheeling Mayor Dean Argiris and Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson. The winning team will split a cash prize and obtain an internship that relates to their product area or the career field they are interested in.
Beginning this fall, District 214 will expand the entrepreneurship curriculum to Buffalo Grove, John Hersey and Rolling Meadows high schools.