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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

U pper School Entrepreneurship and Innovation empowers students to apply creativity, curiosity, and compassion to solve real problems in their world.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Potomac Entrepreneurship and Innovation course is a hybrid, inquiry-based class that incorporates online, face-to-face, and experiential learning. Students will collaborate with teachers and peers to identify the key skills of a successful entrepreneur, to learn from actual entrepreneurs who are developing their own ventures, to research commonalities among successful ventures and innovations, and to assess their own skills and talents as potential entrepreneurs. Students will also be exposed to fundamentals of design thinking, project management, financial modeling, prototyping, and marketing. Along the way, students will document their work in a frequently-updated blog, present their research in a variety of online and face-to-face contexts, and develop their writing skills as they conduct interviews, develop pitches, generate business plans, and produce business case analyses. Ultimately, in conjunction with the expectations of the Senior Project, students will model Potomac’s core values of courage, humility, integrity, perseverance, and respect to identify a need in their local or global community and discover, design, and execute an entrepreneurial project or innovation to meet that need.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a semester-long course open only to seniors.