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MetaBiz World (Silicon Valley Program)    

Children experience making, financing and running a company

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roject based 15 hour program where students experience starting a new business, making an actual product and sales, running day to day operations and expenses of a new business and selling the business for a profit.

Students are divided into 5 companies, each with 5-6 participants acting as CEO, VP Finance, VP Marketing etc. for leadership role in each specialized area.

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The impact the program has on children is vast — from inspiration to creating their own companies, to understanding the relevance of being successful in life and academics.

Participants Learn

  • Basic business vocabulary
  • Divide into groups and develop teamwork skills
  • Write job descriptions and apply for jobs
  • Incorporate their company

19worksheets

  • Determine their company’s identity and create a business plan
  • Present to “venture capitalists” and sell stock in exchange for initial funding
  • Keep track of finances (cash in, cash out)
  • Pay expenses throughout the program
  • Design bracelets and create prototypes
  • Manufacture bracelets
  • Apply for a bank loan as needed
  • Create a marketing campaign
  • Design unique company logo, slogan, and advertisements
  • Sell their product (bracelets) to customers, creating revenue
  • Calculate final finances to determine whether or not the company was profitable
  • Reflect on the process to think about how decisions affected the company

Sessions (13-15 hours)

Basics

Session One: Business Basics

Session Two: Applying for Jobs

Session Three: Building the Team

Session Four: Financing Your Company

Design

Session Five: The Design Process

Session Six: Building a Prototype

Manufacturing

Session Seven: The Manufacturing Process

Session Eight: Manufacturing Your Product

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Session Nine: Pricing Your Product

Marketing

Session Ten: Marketing Your Company

Session Eleven: Promoting Your Product

Sales

Session Twelve: Sell! Sell! Sell!

Session Thirteen: Valuing Your Company

Post-Assessment: What did I learn?

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Impact…What Children Say

Having Fun! Nikita Grade 4
 This program is the most fun thing I have ever done in all schools OR grades because you actually get to start your own mini company! 
Starting A Business Morad Grade 6
I learned how to start the business. Like, I have to get money for renting the space, and give money to the people who work for the business!
Business vs Employment Stephanie Grade 5
I learned about how to make a company and…also how it feels when you work in a company. I also learned how to be an employee and how it is to be the VP of Marketing.
Leadership Jasmine Grade 4
 I learned how to be a leader, how to be an entrepreneur, how to start a business, and how to negotiate with others around me.
Teamwork Michela Grade 6
I learned about teamwork, that you have to listen to other people when there is a team of people, and you can’t always do everything YOUR way, therefore there is a lot of sacrifices. 
Finances Brady Grade 6
 You have to keep track of all of the money while making sure you have enough money to pay loans and expenses. You also have to keep manufacturing on track.
Marketing Sarana Grade 5
I was so educated about sales. My vocabulary in business has grown. I finally know what all the wacky words mean like negotiate.

MetaBiz World (Silicon Valley Program)    

Children experience making, financing and running a company

P

roject based 15 hour program where students experience starting a new business, making an actual product and sales, running day to day operations and expenses of a new business and selling the business for a profit.

Students are divided into 5 companies, each with 5-6 participants acting as CEO, VP Finance, VP Marketing etc. for leadership role in each specialized area.

metabizpic

metabizsheet

The impact the program has on children is vast — from inspiration to creating their own companies, to understanding the relevance of being successful in life and academics.

Participants Learn

  • Basic business vocabulary
  • Divide into groups and develop teamwork skills
  • Write job descriptions and apply for jobs
  • Incorporate their company

19worksheets

  • Determine their company’s identity and create a business plan
  • Present to “venture capitalists” and sell stock in exchange for initial funding
  • Keep track of finances (cash in, cash out)
  • Pay expenses throughout the program
  • Design bracelets and create prototypes
  • Manufacture bracelets
  • Apply for a bank loan as needed
  • Create a marketing campaign
  • Design unique company logo, slogan, and advertisements
  • Sell their product (bracelets) to customers, creating revenue
  • Calculate final finances to determine whether or not the company was profitable
  • Reflect on the process to think about how decisions affected the company

Sessions (13-15 hours)

Basics

Session One: Business Basics

Session Two: Applying for Jobs

Session Three: Building the Team

Session Four: Financing Your Company

Design

Session Five: The Design Process

Session Six: Building a Prototype

Manufacturing

Session Seven: The Manufacturing Process

Session Eight: Manufacturing Your Product

metabiz bracelets

Session Nine: Pricing Your Product

Marketing

Session Ten: Marketing Your Company

Session Eleven: Promoting Your Product

Sales

Session Twelve: Sell! Sell! Sell!

Session Thirteen: Valuing Your Company

Post-Assessment: What did I learn?

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Impact…What Children Say

Having Fun! Nikita Grade 4
 This program is the most fun thing I have ever done in all schools OR grades because you actually get to start your own mini company! 
Starting A Business Morad Grade 6
I learned how to start the business. Like, I have to get money for renting the space, and give money to the people who work for the business!
Business vs Employment Stephanie Grade 5
I learned about how to make a company and…also how it feels when you work in a company. I also learned how to be an employee and how it is to be the VP of Marketing.
Leadership Jasmine Grade 4
 I learned how to be a leader, how to be an entrepreneur, how to start a business, and how to negotiate with others around me.
Teamwork Michela Grade 6
I learned about teamwork, that you have to listen to other people when there is a team of people, and you can’t always do everything YOUR way, therefore there is a lot of sacrifices. 
Finances Brady Grade 6
 You have to keep track of all of the money while making sure you have enough money to pay loans and expenses. You also have to keep manufacturing on track.
Marketing Sarana Grade 5
I was so educated about sales. My vocabulary in business has grown. I finally know what all the wacky words mean like negotiate.