Communispace adopts a class and hosts young entrepreneurs

Question: How do you ensure a first try of a delicious tray of candy sushi?
Answer: Host a class of young entrepreneurs and coach them as they develop and build their innovations.

Last week, as part of the Communispace Adopt-a-Class program, 6 student teams from the Josiah Quincy Upper School were on site at Communispace to present their final business plans. Students worked hard all semester with the assistance of Communispace volunteer coaches to develop and finalize their entrepreneurial business plans. After opening remarks from Diane, a rock star panel of judges including Aubrey Conquergood, Gary Arena and Lauren Dougherty had the difficult task of selecting three teams to proceed to the New England Regionals being held next week at Babson College.

The incredible candy sushi spread above was one of the business ideas presented.

After the event, we received the following from Flormarina Arias and Shirley Peng at Josiah Quincy Upper School in Boston:

“Where can you find an opportunity to work with the vice president of a company? Nowhere, right?  Well, Communispace has been very hospitable to the JQUS NFTE class. The vice president gave us private tutoring for our upcoming competition.

We are very thankful that the Communispace employees took time off to help support our business plan. These employees have given time to students who want to become entrepreneurs. There is truly a great positive strength that comes from Communispace: passion and commitment.

Going through a business competition at a young age isn’t easy, but Communispace helps bring out opportunities and ideas.”


2 thoughts on “Communispace adopts a class and hosts young entrepreneurs

  1. The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is so honored to have Communispace adopt our wonderful NFTE students at the Josiah Quincy Upper School in Boston! Thank you to William Chan, NFTE New England’s 2012 Global Enterprising Teacher of the Year, Carol Curran and her Communispace team of volunteers, and Diane Hessan, for launching NFTE’s Adopt-a-Class program here in Boston! Entrepreneurial companies like Communispace mentoring entrepreneurial students from the community is truly a win win!

  2. First of all, good luck to the students. I liked the candy sushi idea very much. That was a very innovation. But I think I am really impressed is that; you people are offering young kids a platform where they can build their carriers based on their dreams; job well done.

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