Step 1: Registration (as of February 1, 2023)
Central Okanagan Public School students from grade 7-12 please register for the 2023 iGen through Google Classroom with the following codes:
High School Code: 3ma4bi5 https://classroom.google.com/c/NDUyNDYyNTUzMzQz?cjc=3ma4bi5
Middle School Code: lpbkjps https://classroom.google.com/c/NDUyNDY5MDMzNTg5?cjc=lpbkjps
*Dates for all below tasks will be available through the iGen Google Classroom.
Step 2: Design Thinking Masterclass
Participants will develop their entrepreneurial skills, and learn the fundamentals of starting a business. Students will create teams and jointly develop a business concept over a period of a few weeks.Participant will walk through how to start a business using the design thinking process.
Step 3: Connect with a Mentor
Participants receive guidance & feedback from local business mentors and industry experts on their business concept via zoom or google classroom.
Step 4: Create a Video Advertisement
Teams create a 1-2 minute video advertisment to sell/tell their story.
Step 5: Publish GoFundMe Campaign
Using your video advertisement create a GoFundMe page.
Send page link to Careerlife.firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your GoFundMe account with your network to secure seed capital for your business.
Step 6: Live Pitch (Top 16 Teams) @ Innovation Ctr.
Teams will present a slide deck to a panel of local community business professionals. The top 10 teams will move on to the Live Pitch.
Step 7: Live Pitch (Top 10 Teams) @ Innovation Ctr.
The top 10 teams will present their pitches live to a panel of 4 community judes (in accordance with COVID safety protocols) in a staggered schedule at the Innovation Centre on June 15, 2023.