My Experience as a High School Entrepreneur

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In addition to my early experiences as an entrepreneur, the Uncharted Learning INCubatorEDU Business Course played a pivotal role in reinforcing my love for entrepreneurship. Through this program, I was able to refine my skills, gain valuable insights, and connect with other like-minded individuals in and out of the classroom who shared my passion for business. The hands-on and experiential approach of this program gave me the opportunity to apply my knowledge and learn through trial and error, helping me to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. The Uncharted Learning INCubatorEDU business curriculum provided me with a supportive and challenging environment that pushed me to be my best and fostered my love for entrepreneurship. Today, I am grateful for the foundation and inspiration that this program provided, as it has helped me to achieve my dreams and become the successful entrepreneur that I am today.

Where my vision of entrepreneurship changed

Entering my sophomore year of high school, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in my school's entrepreneurship development class, INCubatorEDU. This national program gave me the tools and resources I needed to turn my passion for entrepreneurship into a thriving business. Alongside my talented team, I identified a problem with chemicals in household products and set out to create a solution through Commah, LLC

Throughout the year, we worked tirelessly to build the foundation for what would become a successful and innovative company. Our class was designed to mirror the real-life experience of ABC's "Shark Tank," and we were constantly pushing ourselves to create a pitch that would impress investors and set us apart from the competition.

Thanks to our hard work and dedication, Commah was chosen as the first-place team, securing our first win as a company. But our success didn't stop there. Outside of class, the initial Commah team pitched our idea at multiple start-up events, winning over $8000 and gaining national attention.

Today, as a successful entrepreneur and business owner, I look back on my experience in INCubatorEDU with gratitude and appreciation. This program gave me the confidence, knowledge, and support I needed to turn my dreams into a reality, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to participate. With each new day, I am excited to see where the journey will take me next, as I continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be an entrepreneur and make a positive impact in the world.

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Not your everyday high school classroom. 

The Uncharted Learning INCubatorEDU program has revolutionized the way teenagers view traditional classrooms by providing them with an experiential and hands-on learning approach. Rather than passively sitting in desks and listening to lectures, students in this program are encouraged to think critically, problem-solve, and collaborate with their peers to create their own businesses. This program has effectively transformed the classroom into a dynamic and engaging environment that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result, students are better equipped with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in today's rapidly evolving world, which ultimately prepares them for a successful future.

Two years later, what’s changed

I am thrilled to share that my hard work and dedication to entrepreneurship have paid off in more ways than one. Not only have I become a role model within the teenage entrepreneurial community, but I have also been accepted into the prestigious School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And the best part? I earned a full-tuition scholarship, thanks to my participation in my high school's innovative business program and my commitment to entrepreneurial pursuits. I am excited to continue my education and build upon the skills and knowledge I have gained through my experience as an entrepreneur. With a major in Operations Technology Management and Information Systems, I am confident that I will be well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the modern business world and make a positive impact on the industry. I am grateful for the opportunities and support that have brought me to this point and am excited to see what the future holds.

My passion for entrepreneurship stems from the desire to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. When I work tirelessly to develop new products or fulfill orders, it's not just about making a profit - it's about creating an exceptional customer experience that exceeds expectations. That's why I believe in putting in the extra time and effort to ensure that everything we do is of the highest quality. I take great pride in the work that I do and find fulfillment in knowing that I am contributing to something that is greater than myself. Whether it's brainstorming new ideas, working on a new project, or interacting with customers, I am constantly pushing myself to be better and do more. And while some may see working 80 hours a week as a burden, I see it as an opportunity to make a real difference and create a lasting legacy in the world of entrepreneurship.

To learn more about Horace Mann High School's Business Incubator, check out the website at

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