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Too Cool For School- Ideas to Accelerate Urban Regional Entrepreneurial Activity


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Too Cool For School- Ideas to Accelerate Urban Regional Entrepreneurial Activity

  1. 1. Too CoolFor School Ideas to Accelerate Urban RegionalEntrepreneurial Activity Presented by: Jon Cropper - Futurlogic CEOs for Cities May 17, 2012
  2. 2. In online research, Futurlogic interviewed over 2,000 recent college graduates andlearned that many young people would rather attend “branded colleges” across a varietyof industry verticals.
  3. 3. “Creating BRANDED schools with occupational themes (like entrepreneurship) is a promising new school reform strategy for making the curriculum more relevant and personally meaningful to students. The approach is also likely to enhance motivation...” Themed public high schools are being tested across the country. The New York school system is even developing a sports themed High School with ESPN.NY Post,Feb 4, 2009 / National Academies Pres, Engaging Schools
  4. 4. The Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) is amulti-year educational initiative designed to help regions accelerateeconomic development and job creation through thoughtfully designedand effectively enhanced innovation-based entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  5. 5. iVentures10 is a new kind of intern program for computer science students with a greatidea for a software or web based start-up company. During the 10 week program, studentteams will develop their idea into a working prototype and lay the groundwork to launchtheir start-up.
  6. 6. The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is a partnership among leading brands,technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy-the largest privately held advertising andcommunications company in the world. It serves as a hub for community,entrepreneurship, and creative thinking.Winning applicants receive $18,000 and office space to spend three months with us inbeautiful Portland, Oregon. Promising co-founders will learn from our startups-in-residence, successful alumni, Wieden+Kennedy, and its mentor
  7. 7. Funded by Proctor and Gamble, Live Well is an innovative, leading edge model forcorporations and universities, specializing in research and development for the 50+market. Located at the University of Cincinnati and serving a wide variety of corporations,its mission is to develop products and services that delight the 50+ consumer. Live Wellwas formed as a response to meet the growing market opportunity of America’s agingpopulation.
  8. 8. The Red Bull Graduate Program is a highly personalized, energetic and challenging 18-month professional development program that will cultivate the next generation of leadersat Red Bull. Selected candidates are hired onto either our Sales or Marketing team anddeveloped into big roles at Red Bull.
  9. 9. Fabrica is an applied creativity laboratory, a talent incubator, a studio where young, modernartists come from all over the world to develop innovative projects and explore newdirections in communication, design, music, film, photography, publishing and the Internet.
  10. 10. Professionals from the world of business areincreasingly interested in lending there skills andexpertise to academic
  11. 11. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a newmodel of startup funding. Twice a year itinvest a small amount of money (average$18k) in a large number of startups (mostrecently 63).The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3months, where they develop ideas andrefine pitches to investors.Each cycle culminates in Demo Day,when the startups present to a largeaudience of investors.
  12. 12. General Electric and Omnicom’s OMD have partnered to create a 10-week incubatorprogram bringing together 12 of the brightest student entrepreneurs to work in New YorkCity for the Summer of 2011. Dubbed the GE-OMD Incubator, the objective is to create acollaborative environment where student entrepreneurs can learn, thrive and bring greatdigital, media and marketing ideas to life.
  13. 13. IBM Global Entrepreneur is helping small entrepreneurs build startup business around thesmarter planet market opportunity and to provide support and resources in the areas youneed the most.Admitted participants can receive: * No charge software * Exclusive local networking and mentorship events: IBM SmartCamp * Technical enablement support * Visibility as part of the IBM smarter planet agenda
  14. 14. Startup Weekend organizes 54-hour weekend events during which groups of developers,business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitchideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop aworking prototype, demo, and/or presentation by Sunday evening.In the past 3 years, Startup Weekend has organized 280 events in 120 cities / 35 countries.
  15. 15. A program for young, talented grads to spend 2 years in the trenchesof a start-up with the goal that these graduates will become socializedand mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward.
  16. 16. Founded in 1966 in Harlem, the Workshop in Business Opportunities’ (WIBO)mission is toenable budding entrepreneurs from underserved communities to starti, operate, and buildsuccessful businesses. WIBO has developed over 15,000 entrepreneurs resulting in thecreation of 31,500 jobs. 1500 aspiring entrepreneurs now go through WIBO’s 16 weekstartup program each year.
  17. 17. WUSTL faculty created the MasterCard Middle School Math Institute to address the needfor system-wide professional development. The Mastercard Institute is a uniquecombination of rigorous graduate level coursework and flexible in-service professionaldevelopment that leads to a 15-credit graduate certificate in education. The program maybe customized for districts seeking system-wide teacher professional development basedon district frameworks or curriculum.
  18. 18. The Online High School is a fully accredited, diploma granting, online independent schoolsituated at Stanford University. Serving grades 7-12, the OHS prepares students fromaround the world for success both in life and in their future intellectual pursuits.
  19. 19. Craven Hall > A Next-Gen Entrepreneurial Education Platform
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