Fifteen TeenSHARP-Delaware scholars completed the “Ideas to Action” dual enrollment course through the Horn program in entrepreneurship. This course provides an introduction to the entrepreneurial process involved in generating ideas and moving from idea to entrepreneurial action. Tools and practices associated with evidence-based entrepreneurship, which can be described as “building a business like a scientist,” are emphasized. Course deliverable focuses on conceiving and initial testing of a business idea that you may be interested in pursuing.
Some ideas the students produced include: supporting students who have been bullied in school, empowering high school students entering college, helping adults with muscle pain to get everyday tasks done, reducing student’s problems caused by heavy backpacks, eliminating homelessness in Delaware, and creating products that alleviate back pain.
When asked about her experience in Horn, Deborah Olatunji TeenSHARP (9th grader) said, “The energy of the sessions was always pushing us to be better, better than we’d ever imagined.”
This is made possible through the generosity of Paul and Linda McConnell, who have catalyzed the entrepreneurial movement among youth in Wilmington to worldwide. At TeenSHARP we are most grateful to Paul and Linda McConnell for their support of our talented scholars.