With these lessons your mind will start making wonders, coming up with business ideas, and giving you the necessary tools for you to start and actually make your idea a reality.
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The Sun—Southwestern College’s student-run newspaper—featured a video of student Marco Chavez and his Motiv clothing line, which uses fabrics made with bamboo fiber. Marco recently participated in a “Shark Tank” style regional business pitch competition and placed 5th and was awarded a $500 scholarship. To prepare for the competition, Marco took the YEP online trainingRead More
San Diego Mesa College played host to a regional business pitch competition for community college students called Idea2Innovate, which was organized in conjunction with the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the San Diego & Imperial Region and was one of 10 regional competitions throughout the state—the winners of which will compete in a statewide competition in May. TheRead More
Small business and entrepreneurship is a key driver of the economy with the vast majority of new private-sector jobs being created by small firms and entrepreneurially minded people. Additionally, employers highly value employees who are self-starters and possess entrepreneurial skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. This makes it imperative for educational institutions to developRead More
The Idea2Innovate Business Plan Pitch Competition is a regional Shark Tank style business idea competition where community college students compete head-to-head for a chance to win cash scholarships and advance to a statewide competition. The event, which was developed by the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator as an experiential learning activity for students interested inRead More
The White House and SBA will make a cameo appearance on tonight’s episode of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ (airing 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central), celebrating innovative entrepreneurs at the Millennium Entrepreneurship Conference held this past May at the White House. On tonight’s episode, America will see how the Obama Administration is investing in global entrepreneurship—creating innovation andRead More
On 10/17, TEDx San Diego will host Innovation Alley to showcase San Diego’s most innovative companies and entrepreneurs. Featuring 12 speaker and three performances in Copley Symphony Hall, as well as 20 startup companies hosted in Innovation Alley on B Street, the event is sure to impress. Take advantage of the San Diego Regional EDC’s 15 percentRead More
On November 20th, Southwestern College’s Business Club held its first event of the Fall Semester. The event, organized in conjunction with the college’s Club Web, was attended by more than 80 students and featured a panel of local business owners and experts. CITD Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) Coordinator, Gabriel Reyes, kicked off the panel discussionRead More
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 YEP Business Plan Competition! The winning plans were submitted by Harvey Williams, Robert Zaragoza, and Greta Wilson and the Reel Delicious team at High Tech High San Diego. Harvey, a veteran and current student at Phoenix University, submitted a plan for a delivery service that will start withRead More
The San Diego Union-Tribune featured our Youth Entrepreneurship Program in its SD•B2B section on January 18th, 2014. The article, which is in a Q&A format, is based on a discussion with YEP Coordinator, Gabriel Reyes, on the importance of teaching entrepreneurship to today’s youth. Click here to read the full article.Read More
The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) held its 2nd Annual Student Store Competition on January 16th, 2014 at Madison High School. The competition, developed and organized by SDUSD’s College, Career & Technical Education department, provides a way for students involved in their high school’s student store to learn key business concepts and develop criticalRead More