Entrepreneurship Course & Curriculum

Know Opportunity is a comprehensive entrepreneurship course that includes global entrepreneurship curriculum (36-weeks) and a business board game that teaches the fundamentals of global entrepreneurship. The curriculum has been adapted into entrepreneurship boot camps, women’s entrepreneur courses, and leadership trainings.

USE AS A COURSE

The curriculum is designed to be flexible. It includes everything you need to use as a full course throughout the year.

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USE AS A MODULE

If you already have an existing course, the curriculum can be used as a module(s) to enhance your current lessons.

COMPLEMENTARY SYSTEM

The curriculum is enhanced by the board game, which reiterates the lessons learned through the course.

STUDENT ELEVATOR PITCHES

At the beginning of the course, most high school students will feel uncomfortable talking in front of their peers. We purposely integrate pitch sessions and presentations into the curriculum to help students:

  • Feel comfortable delivering pitch presentations
  • Improve persuasive speech
  • Catapult their ability to think on their feet
  • Directly better their extemporaneous speaking abilities
  • Build confidence

BUSINESS PROFILES

Students start off the year by being given pre-defined business profiles, which they are to adopt. All lessons taught and knowledge gained in the first semester will be applied to these profiles, so that they can see how the information would apply to a real business. Some of these are recognizable professions/careers, others employ a little more whimsy. Here’s why:

BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS

Teenagers are especially susceptible to fear of peer thoughts. If they “have” to take on a profile, it removes any self-consciousness they may feel, and allows them to have fun while becoming fully engaged.

EXISTING CONNECTIONS BECOME MORE

Many students are active in social media or play video games with peers who live in other countries. We included foreign connections in each of the profiles so that students can understand a friend overseas can actually be a benefit to their business research and growth.

MULTI-CHANNEL ENGAGEMENT

The curriculum includes a variety of elements to keep students engaged. We have found that incorporating multiple channels for learning and creativity has proven beneficial to increased student engagement and comprehension of the coursework. They will be presented with:

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CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Teacher-driven lectures and conversations

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VIDEOS

Includes “Shark Tank” and interviews with entrepreneurs

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HANDOUTS

Quizzes, interviews, creating marketing materials, and more

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IN-CLASS PITCH SESSIONS

Get them comfortable with being uncomfortable

GAME REITERATES CURRICULUM

Students play the board game in class, which reiterates the lessons learned throughout the course. The game engages on the four levels of Deep Learning, as well as:

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EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING

Pitch sessions during the game get students comfortable with talking in front of a group

BUSINESS MATH (INCOME STATEMENT)

Students track their revenues and expenses throughout the game, helping teach business math.

DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS

Certain game cards allow players to develop partnerships with each other.

RISK VS. REWARD

Players have the ability to invest in potential money-making projects or foreign countries

APPLY TO STUDENT BUSINESS

In the second half of the year, students will revisit the lessons taught during the first semester, but this time the lessons will be applied to their ideal business. As the course progresses, they will:

Identify and research target markets  |  Construct marketing materials  |  Conduct market research  |  Plan expansion strategy

and can then formulate the foundation of a business plan. This is a safe, fun way for them to explore the viability of their dream business.

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EDUCATOR’S ACADEMY

This is a section specifically for teachers and educators designed to guide you in teaching the curriculum. It’s part of our promise to make your job easier.

Support For Educators

Entrepreneurship is a mindset more than a career choice. We want to give educators the tools, information and knowledge necessary to help them grow, and help their students thrive.

ABOUT US

Know Opportunity™ is a product of Auctus Ventures, a firm with experience in developing and marketing educational programs and higher education initiatives.

Know Opportunity focuses on addressing the gap between contextualized learning and real world application of skills.

CRAFTED WITH LOVE

We take great pride in our work. We’ve worked with educators, administrators and students to craft a meaningful program.

GLOBAL BEGETS GLOBAL

Know Opportunity has found audiences all over the world. Global entrepreneurship is a topic known worldwide.

WE PUT IN TIME

We have developed Know Opportunity over the past three years and have sent it to high schools, universities, board game shops and economic development organizations for feedback.

AIM HIGH

In all our efforts, we aim for the biggest version of our vision, but we don’t lose sight of what’s important.