Today The Harvard State Bank donated $10,000 to Harvard CUSD 50’s new business incubator program. The funding will be used in conjunction with several community donors to renovate and equip a classroom at Harvard High School for the new course addition INCubatoredu. The program offers students an entrepreneurship experience and empowers students to develop business plans and implement them under the guidance of Harvard’s local business owners and leaders.
Under the direction of instructor Erin Harris, the curriculum will teach students the lean startup business model and help develop soft skills. The goal is to create a product that can be invested in and produced. Student teams will build prototypes and pitch their ideas to investors as part of the course.
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