Holding a Market Day or Pitch Showcase Day is optional but highly recommended to finish off the program.
A key learning outcome of Kidpreneur Ninjas is to provide safe and secure opportunities for students to develop confidence and interpersonal skills including:
- Presenting business ideas and products for consideration and feedback
- Confidently pitching their product and business to different audiences
- Customer service and handling money
- Self-managing and learning from rejection and failure
- Applying all feedback, good and bad, to pivoting and improving their business
Market Day vs Showcase Events
The core curriculum is designed for students to build their entrepreneurial skills and apply them in a real-world context at a Market Day. They produce physical products and sell them to customers which helps them put their learning into action while building their communication skills, confidence and resilience.
The Market Day format is recommended for students who are experiencing entrepreneurship for the first time. For extension students or those who have previously participated in entrepreneurship program, an option is to culminate the program with a Showcase event.
This format is similar to a major Art of Science project showcase where the students entrepreneurial work is featured and possibly judged by the school community or invited guests. In this format students would submit their product prototype and do a mock Investor pitch to a live audience. All the elements that would be required for the Showcase are included in the Extension modules.
The value of the Showcase event is that, because students are not constrained by having to produce physical products for sale, they are able to develop business and product ideas to solve more complex real-world problems.