Inevitably, young entrepreneurs will sprout within school environments where students have the agency to pursue their own interests. This is particularly true at Big Picture Learning – a network of 65+ schools in which students direct their own learning around their own passions. Over the 20+ years that the Big Picture Learning network has been in existence, countless students have gone on to create their own businesses, often before they’ve even graduated high school.
And BPL students have had a number of opportunity to share their businesses, whether through local school competitions
, Big Picture Learning's national conference, Big Bang
, or annual challenges sponsored by groups such as NFTE
- the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. And now the annual SXSW EDU
conference in Austin, TX, has invited BPL to showcase the entrepreneurial projects and spirit of Big Picture Learning students from across the country!
This showcase, in partnership with Edlio
, will profile the emerging businesses of three to five current BPL students who are poised and ready to share their ventures on a national stage and answer the pressing questions of an impressive panel of successful entrepreneurs.