InVisions: Entrepreneurship Contest for Inclusion and Accessibility
A super cool entrepreneurship program that leads students through a complete entrepreneurship program that's focused on their creating a product or service for the blind and visually impaired. Throughout the program, teens will interview and interract with our BVI Fellows.
Three ways to register:
* Bring this program to your class
* Individuals can enroll in the summer program, or
* individuals can register for the free self-guided program.
SUMMER PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This two-week virtual summer program will have teens thinking about the blind and visually impaired, as they work together to develop a product or service to protect vision and eye health, provide care and services to those in need or develop programs, products and services that enable diversity and inclusion for those experiencing vision deterioration. The program will culminate at the First Annual Vision and Eye Health Fair, with teens competing for cash prizes.
EMPATHY AND INTERACTION - KEY COMPONENTS
An important part of the program is allowing teens to interact, interview, and discuss solutions with individuals from the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) community. Through supervised on-line sessions, teens will learn how to interview, interract and eventually pitch their business ideas to those within the BVI community.
CASH PRIZES AWARDED TO WINNING TEAMS
The program will culminate with teens creating a 30-second PSA in the form of a social media post, a lean business plan, and a high-level (recorded) presentation that will be entered into the InVision and Inclusion Contest.
The contest portal will open on June 2022, with teen submissions accepted until September 23, 2022. Judges will evaluate all submissions with winners announced at the Los Angeles-based Eye Health Fair in October 2022. (Winners do not need to be present to win, and will receive notification of award status through email).