Entrepreneurship

OregonASK is working alongside national and regional partners to curate and customize resources, facilitate connections, and promote programs or models that facilitate entrepreneurial skills and mindset, particularly in expanded learning opportunities. We are hoping to help raise awareness about the importance of helping youth learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, as entrepreneurial skills relate to growth mindset, career-connected learning, design thinking, digital literacy, and success in many social and academic areas, including STEM, career and technical education, college readiness and other core areas of educational and personal development.

Oregon Entrepreneurship Resources Map

We created a database and interactive map of entrepreneurship-related organizations and programs across Oregon to help build connections and mentorships. A guide for directions will show when you view the map.

Why Teach Entrepreneurial Skills & Mindset in Afterschool & Summer?

We love this graphic from VentureLab about the value of entrepreneurial skills and mindset. Developing these skills and attitudes help youth to be successful in all kinds of life endeavors – not just entrepreneurial endeavors – which is why we believe entrepreneurship programming should be a part of as many expanded learning opportunities as possible. 

Education Programs & Curriculum

Interested in implementing entrepreneurship education in your program? Check out some of these resources down below:

  • KidInnovator – Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Upper Elementary and Middle School Education – $129
  • BizInnovator – Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Secondary Education
  • TYE Oregon High School – TYE Youth Entrepreneurship curriculum for high school students is accessible by a code to teachers who participate in the TIE/TYE training or pay for the curriculum. Any interested teachers can sign-up.

Entrepreneurship Games

Needing something more engaging? Check out some fun entrepreneurship games below:

These games including Lemonopolis, Stock-o-Mania, and Virtonomics

Entrepreneur ONLINE Game & Simulation – Start with a lemonade stand and level-up and up to get to a regional franchise. 
 
  • All ages
  • Varied pricing

Snake Oil – Pitching, Creativity, Presentations skills

  • $15 – $25 on Amazon
  • ‘Ages 8+
  • 10 – 60 Minutes
  • 3+ Players
Moonpreneur Board Game  – Takes you through the challenges, success, failure and all business events much like the real world.
 
  • $55
  • Ages 8- 10
  • 2-6 Players
Disruptus Card Game – Disruptive thinking, Innovation, Creativity, Pitching. 
 
  • $25
  • 4th grade and up

The Entrepreneur Board Game (by EESpeaks) – Math, Critical Thinking, Decision-Making, Budgeting, Investing, Branding, Negotiating, Marketing, Partnership, and a host of other 21st Century skills and concepts to survive and acquire money in this New World

  • $50
  • Ages 12+
GoVenture Board Game – Run your own business and compete, collaborate, and negotiate with other players.
 
  • Ages 12+
  • 2 to 6 Players

Want more resources?

Entrepreneurship Mindset Activity Cards is a interactive digital “card picker” to engage students in quick activities to develop problem solving, growth mindset, empathy, adaptability, and other qualities. Also great to use as icebreakers or conversation starters in many different settings!

With activities ranging from classes to competitions, apprenticeships to guest speakers, Young Entrepreneur Institute reaches students in grades K – 12 and through a wide variety of institutions. In addition to a robust suite of activities for University School students, we support the broader youth entrepreneurship ecosystem with community-wide programs for kids and educators.

UN Report – This report explores aspects of youth entrepreneurship around the world, including the importance of context and the role of the informal economy. The report presents good practices to promote youth entrepreneurship as a way to maintain global employment rates and provide sustained livelihood opportunities to vulnerable groups.

The 6 Ps of Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs is a young social entrepreneurs can use the “6 Ps” to improve their project, including activating with people, selecting a purpose, championing a plan, enacting a priority, testing solutions, and designing for profit.

This report aims to clarify some basic tenets of entrepreneurship in education, focusing on what it is, why it is relevant to society, when it is applied or not and how to do it in practice.

Unicef Report – includes some key areas to consider when engaging in entrepreneurship support for youth. 

An Oregon Entrepreneurship Organization with Youth Entrepreneurship support

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