Our school workshops provide students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of free and unique workshops, available from grades 4 through 12 as well as at the post secondary level.
Our workshops encourage students to think creatively while having the occasion to explore entrepreneurship.
Workshops are conducted by our Youth Entrepeneurship Coordinator
GoVenture's Lemonade Stand simulation is an easy-to-use program, suitable for grades 3 through 7, that introduces you to the experience of running your own lemonade stand business. It provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts in other subjects such as math, finance, career, or general life skills in a fun business setting.
Lemonade Stand puts you in the role of a budding entrepreneur selling lemonade. You must determine the price of your lemonade, the recipe, and manage your inventory in order to maximize profits. It’s easy to use, visual, interactive, and fun! Gain practical experience so you have the confidence to explore starting and running your own business!
GoVenture's Micro Business simulation is an easy-to-use program, for grades 7 through 12, that introduces you to the experience of running your own micro business. It offers the opportunity to apply concepts in other subjects such as math, finance, career, or general life skills in a fun business setting.
GoVenture Micro Business puts you in the role of the owner of a mobile business cart, where you must decide what products to sell and where and when to sell them in order to maximize profits. It’s easy to use, visual, interactive, and exciting! Manage all the key aspects of your own virtual business — price your products, buy inventory, advertise, review financial statements, hire employees, manage schedules, and more. Choose from an ice cream cart, popcorn cart, hot dog cart, clothing cart, jewelry cart, and an electronics cart!
Create a Logo plants the seed of entrepreneurship and leadership among students in Grades 4 to 6 in a fun and creative way. Students are asked to identify a business opportunity which they believe could work in their community, region or anywhere else in Ontario. Students will then write a paragraph depicting what their business is about and design a logo reflecting not only the name of their business, but the product or service their business will provide as well as a brief explaination towards the meaning behind their logo. This program not only gets the creative juices flowing, but exposes youth to new career opportunities within their community and region.
The Local Entrepreneur Hall of Fame program engages students from Grades 4 to 8 to explore and research the history of prominent local business people and businesses. Each student selects one of these entrepreneurs to present to their class in a creative and innovative format. Achievement Awards will be given to both the best student presentation and the enterprise/entrepreneur whose profile showcases a significant contribution to our local economy. This program helps students develop good investigative and public speaking skills, while entrepreneurs will benefit from free local publicity for their business.
Market Your Thoughts is a competition to encourage intermediate level students in Grades 7 and 8 to creatively think about enterprising ventures and pursue entrepreneurial thinking and action. We are identifying, recognizing, rewarding and supporting the talent and initiatives of our enterprising young people. The competition involves students identifying a business opportunity that they believe could work in the province of Ontario and the writing of an essay describing the business concept. Students will have an opportunity to win prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors.
Schmooze, Don’t Snooze consists of one-hour networking sessions which is held before business hours, after business hours or at noon-hour, once a month. These sessions are offered to both high school and post secondary students. Successful entrepreneurs have all the right contacts and personal and social networks help people stay connected to the business community. These sessions will give young entrepreneurs the chance to meet and learn from successful business men and women in the community.
The Business Plan Challenge is an exciting foray into the business world for secondary school students. It is a unique competition where students have the opportunity to create their own business plan based upon their own business idea. Business plans are evaluated by a team of judges and cash prizes are awarded to winners in various categories.
Generation E by Sedi is a one-day session that allows secondary school students to think creatively to better understand their connection to the world of entrepreneurship and self-employment. There is no shortage of idea generation in this workshop; it is a very fun, quick paced, activity-based day. Students will explore their entrepreneurial potential, and find out if entrepreneurship is a career option they may want to consider. Students usually leave Generation E with the confidence that they possess the ability to generate as many ideas as the next person.
The Many Faces of Entrepreneurs is a discussion forum where a diverse group of local entrepreneurs will engage post-secondary students in a discussion about the many possible entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges that arise in business. The discussion leaders will provide encouragement and information to assist others to follow in their footsteps becoming entrepreneurs.
Click here for more information about our Youth Enterprise Camp.