Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program

LEARNING THE BASICS OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENERUSHIP

Curriculum from Silicon Valley

Students run a friendship bracelet company

Decisions are student-driven 

Exclusive To Sha Tin Junior School's students

Date

Every Wednesday from Feb 28 to Jun 27, 2018 (Except Apr 4 and 11)

 

Time
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

 

No. of class 
16

 

Venue
Sha Tin Junior School

 

Instructor to student ratio
1: 7 to 1:12 (depends on class size)

 

What is included

- All class and student materials are from Silicon Valley
- Certificate from BizWorld from Silicon Valley (Globally recognized)
- Membership of Kids Biz Club

 

Enrollment

Fill and submit the online enrollment form. A confirmation email with payment details will be sent to you within one working day. We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Enrollment deadline

31 Jan 2018

 

Minimum class size:

8

(Program will run subject to a minimum number of participants. Galvanize Group reserves the right to cancel a class with fewer than 8 students registered.)

Skills Developed
 
Teamwork

Leadership

Interviewing

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Goal Setting

Creativity​

Budgeting

Presentation

Communication

Design Thinking

Marketing and Sales 

This project-based learning (PBL) program gives children the opportunity to learn first hand how to start and operate their own business.  Working in teams of six, students start, fund, and run their own company in the friendship bracelet industry.

The decisions that the companies make are entirely student-driven. The students decide everything from what to name their company to how many products to make and how much to charge for them!  The program culminates with the Sales Bazaar, an exciting opportunity for students to engage other students at the school. During the Sales Bazaar, students sell their products (friendship bracelets) to their customers (no real money is involved. Students use the BizWorld monetary denomination, BizBucks). Throughout BizWorld, students have multiple opportunities to practice leadership skills and hone their math and communication skills.

Topics

Business 101

Through running their companies, students will understand company formation, what a business is and its objective, and gain business vocabulary.

Source of Funds and Venture Capitalist

 

Students will learn different ways of getting money to start their business. They will experience applying for a bank loan and pitching to Venture Capitalist to fund their business.

Basic Accounting & Budgeting

Students will calculate and understand the relationship between price, unit sold, cost, revenue and profit. They will also learn basic budgeting skills and keep track of their finance records.

Production Line

 

To produce products in high quantity and quality for their company, students will learn about process management, flow and efficiency in the production line.

Design and Prototype

Students will conduct customer interviews to find out customers’ needs and preferences. They will use the research result for designing and creating prototypes.

Social Impact

To create positive social value, students learn how to use their company profit to give back to the community to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Skills

Leadership 
Communication 
Teamwork 
Planning
Presentation
Decision Making
Design Thinking

Financial

and

business

 

literacy

Learning Outcomes

Value

How to create social value and responsibilities by giving back to the communities 

Knowledge

The world of work

Business world

Career options

Attitude


Take initiative

Solve problems
Think critically
Take calculated risks
Never give up

Be optimistic

Work hard towards the goals

Learning Highlights

Communication and Presentation Skills

 

 

Students will learn to:

  • Articulate, structure and present their ideas in an organized and attractive ways through different communication tools

  • Structure, write and present a persuasive message

  • Handle questions and answer them in a professional manner

  • Design and ask useful questions to gather information for completing tasks 

  • Negotiate for a win-win situation

Creativity, Problem-solving, Critical Thinking and Teamwork Skills

 

Students will learn to:

  • Communicate with team members and work collaboratively to achieve the team goal together 

  • Solve problems and implement their ideas creatively 

  • Collect relevant information and discuss with team members to make a team decision

  • Respond to unexpected events and adjust their plans and decisions accordingly

Entrepreneurship Mindset and Skills


Learn More

Our Programs

Curriculum Developed In
Silicon Valley*
San Francisco
 
*Leading hub of startups and entrepreneurs
*Home to many of the world's largest technology companies including Apple, Cisco, Google, HP, Intel and Oracle 
World No. 1 Entrepreneurship program
 
Since 1997, the programs have been delivered to 
610,000 + Students
100 + Countries
Recommended by
Schools and Teachers
   
Over 95% of school teachers surveyed agree that the programs: 
1. Connect academic content to real world
2. Develop students' leadership skills
3. Help students to learn to work together to solve problems
 

COURSE DEVELOPMENT

 

Real life business cases and 20+ years of teaching experience 

TEACHING FORMAT
 
 
 
 
Project-based. Experiential Learning. Students form groups and complete tasks together.
LEARNING PURPOSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
Develop leadership, teamwork, problem - solving and critical thinking skills, entrepreneurship mindset and skills.
INSTRUCTOR
 
Trained and committed instructors. A diverse mix of qualified teachers and business professionals.

 

 

The Story of BizWorld

The BizWorld founder, venture capitalist Tim Draper from the US, was asked by this eight-year-old daughter to describe what he did at work every day. Excited by the opportunity to explain entrepreneurship business to a third grader, he used his daughter's enthusiasm for making a friendship bracelet to create a project-based program in which students learn to start and run a business.

 

The need and demand for BizWorld's hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to learning quickly became apparent. The BizWorld Foundation was established in 1997 to make BizWorld programs available to all children around the world. 

 

Being the exclusive partner of BizWorld, Kids Biz Academy allows children in Hong Kong, without needing to travel to Silicon Valley, to understand the real world and discover more about themselves through the experiential entrepreneurship programs.