Startup Showcase

Startup Showcase is the culmination of a year of critical thinking, collaboration and inspiration in District 214’s entrepreneurship courses. This learning opportunity allows the top group at every school – as determined through school-based competitions – to pitch their idea to a team of judges for a chance to win a financial award, funded by the District 214 Education Foundation, to further their post-secondary plans.

District 214’s Entrepreneurship Program engages students in the everyday business of creating ideas and building companies. Launched in all six comprehensive high schools, it relies on the expertise of local partners with professional roots in a variety of areas -- from marketing and branding to finance and business development -- who co-teach alongside District 214 teachers to deliver relevant education. Working in teams as they would in a real business setting, students develop solutions to real-world problems.

Students interested in participating in Startup Showcase or the Entrepreneurship Program should contact their counselor or one of their school’s business instructors.

For more information or to find out how to support District 214’s Entrepreneurship Program and Startup Showcase, please go to

For More information

214Ready Blog (October 28, 2016)
> Why do we teach entrepreneurship?