Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
(630) 896-7800

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St. Charles INCubator Fund

Established 2019

 INCubatoredu offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. Throughout the course, students work in teams to brainstorm, design, and develop their own product or service in attempt to be awarded seed money from a board of investors to turn their plans into reality. The design of this course is similar to the ABC television show, “Shark Tank.” Community entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of developing hypotheses about business concepts and product ideas. In the final presentation, student teams have the opportunity to earn actual funding to produce and further develop their product or service and launch their business. Student teams who earn funding at the pitch event are expected to make a commitment to continue onto ACCELeratoredu, the second year of the program.

 

(630) 896-7800

info@cffrv.org