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    The OSEntreprendre Challenge acknowledges incredible entrepreneurial experimentation initiatives.

    Whether they start a community garden at age 6, or launch a new app at university, young people claim a piece of the action and a voice to make decisions, in partnership with school staff.

    Entrepreneurial experimentation, the second lever of Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit, has positive impacts on student development by contributing to entrepreneurial culture, student perseverance and educational success, personal satisfaction and growth, as well as career guidance for older students. 

    What is an entrepreneurial project?

    • The aim of an entrepreneurial project is to create a product, service or event that satisfies a want or need in the community, find a solution to a problem or improve a situation for a target audience that goes beyond the project participants themselves (e.g. a school, a community, a family, a specific group).  
    • The entrepreneurial project places students at the heart of the action, allowing them to participate actively in the decisions and tasks required to carry out all steps involved.
    • Entrepreneurial projects allow students to develop a spirit of entrepreneurship as well as different entrepreneurial values and qualities such as self-confidence, perseverance, initiative, creativity, a sense of responsibility, autonomy and team spirit.


    Eligibility criteria

    Why Entrepreneurial Through Entrepreneurial Spirit?

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is a powerful pedagogical tool. Entrepreneurial experimentation contributes to identity building, motivation, educational success, personal satisfaction and growth, and provides career guidance.

    School staff who use this tool report that it helped them revitalize their teaching practices and find greater pleasure in teaching.

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Products

    • An audio storybook
    • Chocolate lollipops
    • A collection of short stories
    • Board games
    • Storage cabinets
    • Upcycled clothing

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Services

    • A student café
    • Peer tutoring
    • A community garden
    • Cooking classes
    • Rental facilities

    Examples of entrepreneurial projects | Events

    • A book fair
    • An awareness campaign
    • A play
    • An evening fundraiser
    • A sports competition

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