Entrepreneurship Challenge: Food Cart Venture


Course Flow


The entrepreneur must find leverage to realize their idea by enlisting the efforts of other people. Therefore, forming partnerships and teams is one of the most important tasks facing any entrepreneur. The people the entrepreneur brings on in the early stages of a venture’s life will have a profound influence on its character and chances for success.

Hot partnerships and teams can be seen everywhere. Apple was started by the partnership between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and Google by the team of Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Think about the Beatles or a star soccer team; how did they work together as a team?

This challenge consists of 4 lessons that should be divided in four classes.

Type: Challenge Duration: 0 minutes Grade Levels: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10

The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to these concepts through games and activities that ask them to both reflect on their own strengths and also set goals for how they can work well with others. First, students will play warm-up games that draw from the EdgeMakers course on Character and help students become more comfortable thinking and talking about these ideas. Then students will form the teams for their first Challenge. After forming their teams, students will have a small amount of time to begin choosing their favorite idea for their venture. In the next class, they will be introduced to the template for their Venture Proposal and the Presentation expectations.