The Business of Social Good: Entrepreneurship in Service of People, Profit, Planet introduces students to social entrepreneurship and design innovation and guides students through a capstone project that challenges students to develop and pitch their own business ideas in service of improving society and/or the planet. The curriculum is aligned to business and entrepreneurship standards, integrates real-world case studies, and explores the latest business strategies and influencers.

This program includes:

  • 24 engaging lessons that employ entrepreneurship, personal development, project-based learning, and design-thinking methods with a range of teaching strategies, including presentations, videos, activities, assessments, portfolio assignments, technology integration, and community extensions
  • Student worksheets that encourage students to document their entrepreneurial aspirations, processes, and inquiries
  • A comprehensive facilitator’s guide that includes tips, glossary, suggested resources, and innovative business case studies
  • Standards alignment to the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Business Education Standards for Entrepreneurship, The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education (ENTRE-ED), the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) Entrepreneurship Standards, and the Cloud Education for Sustainability (EFS) Standards & Performance Indicators

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Facilitator’s Guide

This guide provides tips and strategies to empower you to confidently implement the EcoPreneurship Toolkit program in your classroom.

Module 1: Introducing Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Lesson 1: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Lesson 2: Introduction to Sustainability
Lesson 3: Business Ecosystems and Stakeholder Integration
Lesson 4: Entrepreneurial Motivation and Mindset

Module 2: Identifying Personal Strengths and Group Challenge

Lesson 1: Personal Lifeline
Lesson 2: Detective Discovery
Lesson 3: Personal Mission Statement
Lesson 4: Pose the Challenge

Module 3: Exploring the Issue in Greater Depth

Lesson 1: The W Race
Lesson 2: Prepare to Connect
Lesson 3: Connect with Stakeholders
Lesson 4: Share Stories and Identify Themes

Module 4: Brainstorming a Variety of Solutions

Lesson 1: Brainstorm Solutions
Lesson 2: Focus Ideas
Lesson 3: Fail Forward
Lesson 4: Quick Models

Module 5: Choosing and Refining a Solution

Lesson 1: Business Model Canvas
Lesson 2: Impact-o-Meter
Lesson 3: Prototyping
Lesson 4: Iterating

Module 6: Sharing the Vision

Lesson 1: Strategic Action Plan
Lesson 2: Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch
Lesson 3: Design Board
Lesson 4: Manifesto

 

State, National, and International Standards Alignment

  • National Business Education Association (NBEA) Business Education Standards for Entrepreneurship
  • The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education (ENTRE-ED)
  • Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS)
  • Cloud Education for Sustainability (EFS) Standards & Performance Indicators

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Documents Available for Download

The Business of Social Good Curriculum One-Page Overview (pdf)