Kanga Trash and Energy Systems…installing trash bags on arena foldup seats to provide ad opportunities and decrease cleanup costs

Pearl Toothpaste…a toothpaste in tablet form to make brushing more appealing and less messy for kids.

EntrepLabs…teaching entrepreneurship to young children through a lemonade stand simulation.

These and many other projects got their start in the Bullis Entrepreneurship Signature Program.

Today’s global marketplace calls for creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and resourcefulness. These values are the foundation of the Bullis academic program and drive this Signature Program specifically--preparing students for an evolving entrepreneurial landscape and our challenging world.

Students learn to test and revise ideas, back their arguments and ideas with substance, modify plans based on changing needs and understandings, and analyze trends. They learn basic business principles and apply mathematics to fiscal models. Most exciting, they become independent thinkers who learn to turn ideas into reality.

Lower School students might create products or services for an Entrepreneur Fair or to present to a shark tank of judges. Middle Schoolers study personal finance and track investments through stock clubs, and practice organizational management as burgeoning leaders in their student government.

Upper Schoolers may enroll in classes ranging from finance to business model design and international trade, and put their lessons to the test during the senior Capstone. In it, they work in teams that conceptualize, test, revise and build actual business start-ups. Professional mentors guide them through the year-long process of ups and downs, successes and failures, on the road to presenting their final business case to a shark tank of judges. The winners receive $10,000 to continue their business development after graduation.

We learned no idea is bad, and to not be afraid to change the idea or pivot to end up in a successful place.

James B. ’14

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