August 19, 2020
Project ECHO’s 2020-2021 Program year and events will all be conducted virtually using Zoom.
We’d love to return to in-person trainings and events, and will do so as soon as it’s safe. Until then, Project ECHO has developed a new entrepreneurship curriculum that is robust and utilizes a myriad of online tools for teachers to plug and play a semester long entrepreneurship class to their students, virtually.
In addition, the High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition will be offered as a tiered competition allowing students to compete virtually on Zoom during the semi-finals. If it’s safe to do so, the finals competition will be hosted live and in-person, but we are prepared for a virtual finals event as well. Even if the governor says its safe, we know many teens and their families might not be ready to return to an in-person event, and students and their teams will be able to elect to Zoom their final pitch. Reading between the lines – ECHO is flexible and has our students best interests at the center of all of our decisions.
Project ECHO continues to keep those who have been affected by the virus, including those who care for the ill, in our thoughts.