Pathway to Purpose


Course Description

Entrepreneurship introduces students to the process of recognizing opportunities and planning for the establishment of a business. Concepts introduced will be applied and practiced. Community mentors in related fields will mentor and provide feedback to students as they implement their chosen enterprises. Students will be able to explore the unique relationships between business and the culture and values found in Hawaii today.

Students will design, develop, and implement a business plan. Assessments and evaluations will be done in partnership with business and industry. At the end of this course students will have the opportunity to present their businesses for feedback to leading industry professionals.

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Course Objectives and impacts

  • Grow Leadership Skills
  • Develop a customer/user-focused mindset
  • Prototype a product or service design using tools like agile development
  • Learn how to create a marketing plan for your product or service
  • Understand foundational financial practices
  • Create a comprehensive Business Action Plan

Course Logistics

  • Industry Professional: Aakash Shah, Entrepreneur & Harvard Grad
  • Peer Mentor: Mia Twelker
  • Meeting Times: Monday and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6PM, January 23rd - May 19th, 2023
  • First Day of Class: Monday January 23rd at 4:30PM
  • ‍Final Showcase: Friday May 19th, 2023 @ 4:30PM