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THE OPPORTUNITY

TheFuture.education Design Challenge empowers students to create a better future for all through entrepreneurial education. We define entrepreneurial education as the development of mindsets, skillsets, and agency that help all individuals, regardless of background, maximize their entrepreneurial potential, whether it be starting a new venture, going to work for an existing organization, or becoming an artist, activist and everything in between.

This open innovation challenge is for all learners around the world who want to design solutions that reduce barriers, increase access, and accelerate engagement in high-quality learning experiences that develop entrepreneurial mindsets, skills, and agency in ALL students.

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DESIGN  

CHALLENGE

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Designing the Future of Entrepreneurial Education

FOR STUDENTS, BY STUDENTS

March 19 - 20, 2021 // Online

If you had a magic wand...

How might you reimagine the

future of education?

WHY?

Why should you participate in TheFuture.education Design Challenge?

  • Learn

    This challenge is centered around one goal: The education of all learners. 

    Develop your personal, professional, and entrepreneurial skillsets by participating in virtual workshops and receiving transformational knowledge from our renowned guest speakers! 

  • Connect

    TheFuture.education Design Challenge is for all learners, student entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial leaders! Come join us and our Think Tank community to network with like-minded individuals and form new relationships with mentors.

  • Inspire

    Through this challenge, you have the opportunity to share your unique insights and perspectives with professional educators, scholastic institutions, large organizations, and most importantly, other learners.

  • Impact

    Together, through the innovative ideas and solutions you imagine, we can begin to create a better future for students and leave a lasting impact for the fields of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. 

THE PROBLEM

Many barriers within the current education system hold students back from reaching their full potential as entrepreneurial leaders.

 

Students report lack of access to entrepreneurial learning experiences, mentoring relationships, self-confidence, and opportunities to engage in real-world problem-solving as barriers to their success. As students prepare to take on new and daunting challenges, accelerated by technological and societal disruption, it is now more important than ever that we dismantle the barriers that hold students back and empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

CHALLENGE AREAS

Increasing Access & Opportunity

Reducing barriers and increasing opportunities for students to access entrepreneurial learning experiences regardless of zip code, bank balance, age, race, ethnicity, major, education level, or gender.

Cultivating Entrepreneurial Leaders

Creating meaningful learning opportunities that cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets, skills, and agency in all students.

Accelerating Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Creating new opportunities, increasing support and resources for students who want to launch ventures.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"With American women half as likely to become entrepreneurs compared to their male counterparts, the U.S. economy is missing out on potential innovation and economic growth."

—Kauffman Foundation

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