Session 1: Your Ideas into Opportunities
Guest speaker: Steve Cody, CEO, The Better Software Company
Guest speaker Steve Cody will introduce himself and tell his story about
starting his first business at an early age with very little money. This workshop
will introduce youth to the idea of entrepreneurship, starting a business, being
creative and following their passions.
The workshop will also remind youth that it's never too early to start thinking
about your future.
Business Brainstorming + Word Game. Each person will pick two
words out of a hat - the challenge will be to take these two words and
brainstorm a company based on these words. After 15 minutes of
brainstorming each person will share their business name and idea with the group.
Session 2: Your Idea Into a Plan
Guest speakers: Paul Howard + Business Development Expert
Paul Howard (NFL Youth Coach of the Year) will speak about his experience
managing different businesses at a young age and as well speak to the youth
about sports analogies and businesses (offenses, defense, play books, being
down and out and persevering).
This workshop will teach youth about the steps and processes one must go
through in order to start a business.
Creating a Business Model Canvas. Picking up where the group left
off last week, each person will prepare a business model canvas for the
startup company they brainstormed in the Business Brainstorming + Word Game.