IncubatorEdu courses are being taught in eight Collier County high schools in 2015-16.
This program offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience while creating
and fully developing their own product or service. Real entrepreneurs and business experts
serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the Lean Startup
processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses,adapting, and continually learning and improving. This cycle of experimentation is combinedwith foundational business concepts such as marketing and finance.
Classes at Palmetto Ridge meet in Room 620 during Period 6 (12:22-1:11) and Period 7 (1:16-2:05).
Business professionals are invited to volunteer in the following two capacities:
Coach - co-teach a unit of instruction in one- to three-day increments (“day” = both periods 6 and 7)
- Mentor - advise teams of four-five students on an
ongoing basis throughout school
(scheduling can be very flexible based on volunteer’s availability)
Units of instruction are listed on the two attachments. Feel free to print out, or if you would prefer,
copies of these materials can be delivered to your planning room mail slot by request. Please forward
e-mail with attachments to anyone who may be interested in volunteering.
If you or anyone you know would like to work with the students of Palmetto Ridge, please contact:
Dr. Tad Duffy
Instructor, Palmetto Ridge High School
1655 Victory Lane, Naples, FL 34120
Phone: (239) 377-2538 Fax: (239) 377-2400
Manager, HS Career Academies
District School Board of Collier County
5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 34109
Phone: (239) 377-0109 Fax: (239) 377-5160