On January 12-13, 2022, aspiring student entrepreneurs at Roslyn High School pitched their business concepts to the Roslyn Sharks—a group of local community members with business experience—in the hope of receiving valuable advice and financing.
Nine INCubator teams and eight ACCELerator teams, comprised of 69 students, participated. The INCubator students develop their own product or service and learn how to build a business, while the ACCELerator students work through customer acquisition, the business process, and product development to launch their company into the marketplace. Both classes offer students a real entrepreneurship experience.
“Brainstorming, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking are the hallmarks of these classes and give students valuable lifelong skills,” said teacher Jen Di Pietro. “I’m so proud of how much they have already grown this year. They all swam with the sharks and were amazing!”
The next round of ACCELerator teams will compete on May 18, 2022, and the INCubator teams will compete on May 25th, 2022.