IDEA: An INCubatorEdu Program

Community Businesses and School Collaboration

Come see what IDEA/INCubatorEdu is and how you and your business can get involved

Marian Central Catholic High School is introducing a new course: Innovative Design and Entrepreneurial Application, or IDEA. The course is driven by the INCubatoredu program, which offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. Students will develop and test their own product or service startup in an attempt to gain investment funds in a final shark-tank style pitch event.


Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept and testing those hypotheses. This cycle of experimentation is combined with foundational business content such as marketing and finance. The businesses students build are real - they are not businesses cases or simulated experiences - which means students experience mistakes, take risks, and learn to pivot based on market needs.


We need YOU, the business professional, to make this happen. Make a difference in your community and join us.

IDEA Informational Presentation and Volunteer Opportunity

Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm

1001 McHenry Avenue

Woodstock, IL

All are invited to Marian Central Catholic's information, volunteer, and support event. You will have the opportunity to learn more about Marian Central's new INCubatorEdu/IDEA Course and how you and your business can get involved as mentors, coaches, board members, and financial supporters on the ground floor!

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.


If you are unable to come, but would like more information or you are interested in finding out how you may be able to help, please contact:

Debra Novy, Principal dnovy@marian.com

Jim Sarther, IDEA Teacher jsarther@marian.com

815-338-4220

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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7:00 - 7:30 pm: Gathering and Light Refreshments

7:30 - 8:30 pm: Informational Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 pm: Opportunity to network and sign-up to be a mentor, coach, member of the

Board, or be a donor.