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MISSION POSSIBLE INDUSTRY DESIGN CHALLENGES

Encourage teens to consider an issue within your company or industry and let them innovate a solution. As the sponsoring organization, you’ll get to review and evaluate the student submissions and select the winners and present them with their awards at the upcoming High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition.

Partners from every industry from hospitality to gaming are invited to the Project ECHO Think Tank. ECHO teens are learning to think creatively and with an entrepreneurial focus and are ready to innovate and create solutions for your design challenge. Design Challenges can also be developed to seek a new perspective on an invention, technology or product. Project ECHO Labs brings business and teen innovators together, and provides an opportunity for teens to gain relevant business experience working on your challenge.

Project ECHO Labs, a consortium of hundreds of creative and avant-garde high school students will innovate, create and present their contemporary solutions to your most pressing business concerns, expansion options, or social causes.  Let our teens inspire your organization’s next product, service or solution.

SPONSOR AN INDUSTRY CHALLENGE AND DARE TEENS TO BE CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE WHILE INSPIRING THEM TOWARD A RELEVANT COLLEGE MAJOR AND FUTURE CAREER!

*Mission Possible Design Challenges and Project ECHO Labs are intended to be a fund raising avenue for Project ECHO to partner with business. It is not intended to serve as a professional consultancy.

Corporate partners will identify (examples):

  • A company-based or industry issue or problem that needs to be resolved
  • A technology that is begging to be considered for an alternative use
  • A social issue that needs new insight on how to change public perception or reactions

Project ECHO teen lab participants will:

Design an innovative solution to the problem. Teens will work in teams as they consider the challenge and ideate multiple solutions before moving forward with their best idea. Participants will utilize strategic and conceptual methods to develop, prototype, and sketch their solutions. In addition, teens will develop surveys and test their hypothesis among their communities. Based on the challenge,

Competition Platform

Corporate partners can expect to receive multiple solutions from teams of teens from across the southland.  All submissions become the shared property of Project ECHO and the corporate partner. Corporate partners will receive submissions for consideration and will work with Project ECHO to identify the winning submission(s). Submissions will generally include a short video and a brief business plan.  Winning presentations will be announced at the upcoming High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition, scheduled for the spring 2021.

To learn more, please contact Diane Quast at dquast@projectecho.org.