Communication. Students enhance listening, verbal and writing skills by attending workshops, meeting with consultants, holding company meetings, preparing presentations, advertisements, trade show materials and sales pitches.
Collaboration. The program is designed so that each student is placed into a company of students they do not already know. By working together, students tap into each individual’s talents, expertise, interests and smarts in a setting conducive to collaboration and creativity.
Creativity. At the heart of the Emerging Entrepreneur Project is the innovation or invention that each company develops. Students generate ideas from brainstorming sessions, interviews with experts, personal experience and a host of resources—the possibilities are endless! Over the years, OBW students developed countless ideas for products and services long before they made it to market including vitamin water, digital picture frames and satellite phones.
Critical Thinking. While the project provides a framework, each company works throughout the week solving problems by applying information and knowledge acquired through multiple sources such as the web, OBW workshops, experts/consultants, surveys and personal experience.