Teams from high schools, community college and Fresno State will be participating in the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Week Challenge called â€œThe Edge.â€
For one week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. More than 70 countries are coming together to host Global Entrepreneurship Week, a global initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity.
The focus of this week is:
To think big.
To turn ideas into reality.
To make a mark.
INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN “THE EDGE”:
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2008, starting at 3:00 pm
WHERE: Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Fresno State
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
The challenge will be won by taking a group of everyday objects and creating a make believe or real product from the items. Remember, entrepreneurship requires creativity, innovation and the ability to leverage resources to create value . . . you must challenge assumptions, seize opportunities, and be creative!
Each team will present their idea and product to the judges.
Whoever successfully creates a product for their target group with the most value wins. Sound simple? Maybeâ€¦or maybe not.
How will you demonstrate your creativity and innovation? Do you accept the challenge?
Each team of four students will receive a box of objects and a target audience. The objects will not be made known until this time.
Teams will have 30 minutes to create their product and their presentation. Each 3 minute presentation must include:
The name of the product
The features of the product
The benefits your product offers to customers
Criteria for judging:
o Degree of risk taken
o Degree of entertainment