Campus Community students introduced to entrepreneurship

Julie Frieswyk of the University of Delaware’s Horn Program Julie Frieswyk of the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship was invited by Campus Community business and technology teacher Donna Saunders to speak to Genius Hour students as well as 8th graders.

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program runs the Diamond Challenge, an innovative business concept competition that aims to teach participants how to build their businesses like scientists by gathering evidence to test the validity of business model assumptions.  

Julie Frieswyk, coordinator of youth and external programs for the Horn Program, introduced Campus Community students to the world of entrepreneurship, discussing the concepts taught in the Diamond Challenge.


Campus Community business and technology teacher Donna SaundersCampus Community business and technology teacher Donna Saunders states that the concepts taught in the Horn Program mimics those taught at top business schools like Standford and Harvard, and that the Diamond Challenge is a local program to reach out to Delaware students.

Saunders hopes to inspire her students to embrace the concepts taught in the Diamond Challenge to conceive and test new ideas for businesses and social enterprises.

Mrs. Saunders runs the Genius Hour program at Campus Community School.The Genius Hour concept designed by Google, encourages students to explore any subjects or ideas they want to learn more about then documenting the research using technology and delivering power point presentations. Subjects explored by students at Campus Community School this year have ranged from how to ride a horse to how to design a computer game.

 

Top Photo:Julie Frieswyk, coordinator of youth and external programs for the Horn Program, introduces Campus Community students to the world of entrepreneurship

Bottom Photo: Campus Community business and technology teacher Donna Saunders with Julie Frieswyk of the University of Delaware