June 16, 2018 · 9:00 am
by Mark T Wayne
“Admirable! Superlative! Top of the list! Gentlemen, you are indeed fortunate that I invited you here!” I study the greedy faces of my two compatriots—the estimable Donatas Ludditis (good old Don) as well as the execrable Loop Lonagan and his stinking bull terrier, Clamps. (Claims it’s a therapy dog.) We are here as judges, along with a crowd of luminaries from Chicago’s startup community for the finals of the tenth annual POWER PITCH competition. Today we will hear pitches from a host of exciting new companies. Yes sir! The enthusiasm is riveting.
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March 30, 2017 · 11:30 am
by John Jonelis
What happens when you invite the community into your high school and send your high school students into the community?
Amazing things! You create a THIRD SPACE in people’s lives.
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Tagged as Community, High School, high school company, high school entrepreneur, high school startup, high school startup company, high school venture, illinois mathematics and science academy, IMSA, innovation, inquiry, socrates, socratic method, startup, startup business, startup venture, student entrepreneur, student startup, student startup company, student venture, Third space, third spaces
November 21, 2014 · 1:57 pm
by John Jonelis
Kids are dropping dead on the athletic field. Dead! These are our kids—those highly cherished and precocious little brats, grades K-12. Just a few years back we suffered a miserable year—120 deaths according to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. Here’s a huge problem waiting to get fixed. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Athletes, athletic injuries, blown out knee, coaches, concussion, football, heart attack, heart problems, High School, injuries, injury records, k-12, knee medical records, records, records of injuries, shoulder separation, soccer, sports, sports injuries, trainers, wriestling
May 14, 2013 · 2:07 pm
IMSA Kids at MIT Enterprise Forum
From a special correspondent – Mark T. Wayne:
Frankly sir, I am flabbergasted! This is something beyond my experience! Think of it. High school students turned serious entrepreneurs. These are children in suit and tie—teams of them politely waiting to speak in turn without interrupting the others. Not so much as a spit wad—do you hear me? Not one! That in itself is cause for more than casual interest. And no fluff here, sir! These kids seek equity funding without so much as a blush. And they do it with such aplomb. Continue reading →
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