The Frisco ISD Business Incubator Program uses the INCubatoredu and ACCELeratoredu curriculum and offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. The program takes students at five Frisco ISD high schools – Centennial, Frisco, Emerson, Heritage and Lone Star – through the process of turning a business idea into an actual pitch. INCubatoredu provides curriculum, resources and training to support an already-existing entrepreneurship course offered at all FISD high schools for students in grades 10 - 12.
The program transforms the traditional high school classroom into a place of collaboration and practical, project-based learning. Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving.
The primary focus of this course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services.