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Customer Conversations

Customer Conversations

In this short post, I'd like to share a real customer conversation that I held with an acquaintance to model the MVP Experimentation phase of an entrepreneurship curriculum. HappyGramm.com In my first year of teaching high school entrepreneurship, I conceived of a...

Project Based Grading

Project Based Grading

  Conforming to a traditional grading system in a project based curriculum is one of the biggest instructional challenges in teaching entrepreneurship authentically. The Challenge In the real world, there are no report cards. The notion of a “C+” doesn’t really exist...

Minimum Viable Product Pitch Deck Examples

Minimum Viable Product Pitch Deck Examples

The slides above are intended to be used for demonstration purposes when putting together an Minimum Viable Product Pitch Deck. Exemplars The slides in the deck in this post come from 6 different student teams' minimum viable product pitch decks. Do not consider the...

Low Poly Portrait

Low Poly Portrait

In this post, I share one of my favorite graphic design projects - the Low Poly Portrait. It's a student favorite too. High Level Overview From a high level, a low poly portrait is simply a portrait made of many triangles that share common edges that, when viewed from...

Minimum Viable Product Pitch Deck

Minimum Viable Product Pitch Deck

The Minimum Viable Product Pitch is an important milestone in every high school entrepreneurship curriculum. For most student teams, the MVP pitch represents the first time that they will share their vision with a scrutinizing audience. As an...

Minimum Viable Product Tips

Minimum Viable Product Tips

What follows are some tips concerning minimum viable product design in high school entrepreneurship. The Minimum Viable Product Continuum All MVPs fall somewhere on the continuum between nearly useless and completely validating. If your students’ MVP only measures...

How I Became the Google Slides Templates Guy

How I Became the Google Slides Templates Guy

In this post, I I reflect upon my experience in the Ed Tech game, and examine just how I came to be the Google Slides Templates guy (a title I just made up). A Little History From 2011-2014, I was employed as an instructional technology coach in a great little school...

The Adjacent Possible

The Adjacent Possible

  The idea behind a business is often the single most important factor that contributes to a founder's ability to launch, gain momentum, and grow a business without losing steam and fizzling out. So what's a founder to do when they're having trouble coming up with the...

How To Make A GIF

How To Make A GIF

In the video below, I demonstrate how to make a GIF using Adobe Photoshop. Tutorial How To Make A GIF I generally teach this lesson leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. I find it's a great way to prevent my students from checking out early as many them are...

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

One of the biggest challenges of leading the IncubatorEDU curriculum is helping your students zero in on an idea that is appropriate for the class. What follows is the framework I use with my students when vetting different business ideas during the ideation process....

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