In the Fall semester, 10th-grade Entrepreneurship classes participated in the Conrad Challenge. The Conrad Challenge is a global purpose-driven innovation competition for high students. The goal is for students to become entrepreneurs by applying science, technology, and innovation to collaboratively solve problems with a global impact.
CDS had two student teams make it through the first round of the challenge and then prepare a full business plan with an 8-minute pitch video over their winter break to enter Round 2.
As of today, the submission from the team of Logan B. and Logan W. and their Energy and Environment Challenge submission has been screened and has passed the criteria to be considered for Round 2 of the Conrad Challenge. They have been named "Conrad Innovators" and are listed amongst the other teams from around the world who have earned this distinction. Their business plan for a self-charging, solar-powered cellphone case is now being reviewed for Round 3 consideration.
Making it to this level of the competition gives the "Logan's" the badge of excellence that they can carry along in their educational careers as a source of pride and ownership in achieving a new standard of entrepreneurship. It also opens up numerous scholarship opportunities based on this distinction, as well as qualifies them to join the network of Conrad Challenge Alumni at the end of the challenge season. Click here to read more about their submission.
To read more about what a Conrad Innovator entails, click here.
Thank you to CDS Upper School Business Management teacher, Linsey Montague, for inspiring and guiding her students through this process of becoming entrepreneurs.