It's All About Creativity, Tenacity, and TeamworkWho Is Eligible?
Students in grades 9, 10, or 11 who live and attend school in the state of West Virginia are
eligible to attend this outstanding and exciting program, including
students who attended previously.
What Should You Expect?The three-week Governor’s
School of Entrepreneurship is for high school students from all parts of
West Virginia. If selected, you’ll join a select group of aspiring
entrepreneurs for three weeks to learn about how to develop successful
new businesses. On the first day, plan to arrive early. All participants
and their parents will register and go through a brief orientation and
tour of the Marshall University campus. After checking into the
dorms, you’ll say goodbye to your parents or guardians, freshen up, and
then join us for the opening ceremonies.
Olen York, JD, LL.M., Co-Dean, firstname.lastname@example.orgTricia Ball, M.Ed., Co-Dean, email@example.com
The curriculum for the 2020 West Virginia Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship will focus on best practices from prior Governor’s Schools of West Virginia and Kentucky, as well as best practices from established entrepreneurial ecosystems and institutions, including Intuit’s Design for Delight (D4D) methodology. It is anticipated that these best practices include awareness, understanding, and/or application of the following:
Most days you’ll have lessons and team sessions in
both the morning and afternoon. Each team of entrepreneurs will find a quiet
spot to plan together. Throughout the weeks there will be exciting
activities and lessons that will garner the knowledge to be successful
entrepreneurs. The curriculum is focused in four different categories:
hospitality and tourism, healthcare, technology, and creative economies
that are important to our state.