Here’s the latest exciting news about our BizzyB project-based learning and mobile mentoring platform, which helps students develop 21st Century “soft skills” such as teamwork, communication and critical thinking.
We’re happy to report that about 8,000 students, teachers and mentors will begin using a simplified version of BizzyB on August 1 through a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Launch Club.
This innovative club, soon to be called LaunchX.org, provides materials and mentoring support to high schools across North America so students can acquire business skills and entrepreneurial mindsets by establishing startup companies.
Students Unleash ‘Inner Entrepreneur’ Through Project-Based Learning
The goal is for students to “unleash their inner entrepreneur” by taking action, learning from the results and making changes to improve future chances of success. And BizzyB will help them accomplish these worthy goals, step by step, with mentors providing expert guidance along the way.
Our nonprofit BizGym Foundation, which is developing and promoting BizzyB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding this month with MIT Launch Club. Under the agreement, BizGym will create its first white label version of BizzyB, which MIT will rebrand as its own.
This abridged version of BizzyB will feature a single generic startup project template that doesn’t include features such as BizCoin, Wallet, Business Adventure Library, Soft Skills Surveys and Push Notifications.
To meet the August 1 deadline for the MIT live launch – and get ready for a blastoff event at Punahou School on September 16 – we’ve adjusted our BizzyB production schedule. Once the white label MIT version is complete, we’ll refocus our attention on the alpha version of BizzyB, which will include the Business Adventure Library and other special features.
Under this new schedule, the BizzyB alpha launch will take place around September 16. That way we’re all set for the Punahou event and our Kickstarter fundraising campaign in November.
As you can see, it’s an exciting time for BizzyB. We’re buzzing with activity!