On Tuesday 28th February, 60 Year 10 students from Windsor and Kingswinford teamed up to pitch business ideas at ‘Dragons’ from local businesses. The aim of the day was to promote enterprise skills amongst the students so that they can develop their entrepreneurial ideas and lead other students in developing these skills back in the classroom.
The Dragons consisted of local business people who are involved in enterprise on a daily basis and are used to spotting potential opportunities for a market. The business representatives came from the following companies:
Dunelm Business Consultants, Thursfields Solicitors, Mooch Creative, Deutsche Bank and a representative from Windsor Alumni.
The day began with introductions and forming a team. After this there was a webinar with Google in California to discuss innovation to set the tone for the day. Teams were required to find a solution to a problem of their choice. Following this the idea was made into a 3D model and a marketing strategy was devised.
After a buffet lunch the nerves began with each group in turn preparing a presentation and then pitching their idea to the Dragons and receiving feedback. The students were clear in the view that the day was motivating, inspirational and will help them focus more in lessons along with developing a wider range of skills including enterprise skills to help them on their future career path.