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Why we need entrepreneurial kids

Presentation, "Why we need entrepreneurial kids" to be given to the West Vancouver community on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Kay Meek Theatre.

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Why we need entrepreneurial kids

  1. 1. Why we need entrepreneurial kids Chris Kennedy Superintendent of Schools West Vancouver School District May 26, 2015
  2. 2. Bold entrepreneurs, bright new ideas and world-class colleges and universities is what every country needs to compete and more importantly, what the whole world needs to succeed. Yong Zhao
  3. 3. West Vancouver Schools Top of Class
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  5. 5. 5 Academic Achievement Everything Else What the FSA results measure
  6. 6. 6 You don’t have to pick between academics and entrepreneurship.
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  12. 12. 12A few of the many things that matter in education Academic Achievement Citizenship Mental Wellness Physical Wellness Social Development Executive Function Leadership Skills Creativity Resilience
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  15. 15. 15 Real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. Six teams from West Vancouver Six teams Coquitlam Four teams from Richmond
  16. 16. 16Citizens, not future employees
  17. 17. Entrepreneurial Spirit Replaces “I wish” with “I will” Creativity Collaboration Confidence
  18. 18. We will need a lot more entrepreneurs and creative talents to develop new industries, new products and services, and new solutions to the many challenges facing humanity. Yong Zhao