Our Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Holistec is a personal accelerator® – inspiring, developing and integrating entrepreneurship, mindfulness and technical skills. Unlike other programs for young entrepreneurs, Holistec’s is based on a strategic framework bridging soft skills and hard skills designed to enable effective innovation by our entrepreneurs.
Successful entrepreneurship is based on seven key virtues which Holistec knows how to unleash and optimize within individuals, teams and enterprises of all kinds (commercial, social, charitable, governmental, and networks).
Starting with their own psyche, the starting point for entrepreneurial spirit is the restless dissatisfaction and desire to create value – the entrepreneur’s ‘driven mindset’.
All great things start with ideas, and then their development through connection with other ideas. Building and drawing on mindset, we develop creativity – not only the critical ability to generate and develop ideas, but also how and where to look for ideas, and to engage others in creation processes.
The ability to attract, motivate and empower resources to successfully drive your ideas into reality. We develop leaders who can responsibly empower, engage and direct resources to focus on achieving positive transformation and engagement of key stakeholders.
Selecting and engaging the right partners to help you along the way and share your journey to success. Our entrepreneurs learn the vital importance of collaboration, and how to recruit and engage the right partners in search of win-win success.
How to influence with integrity is vital to engaging key stakeholders, selling your ideas, and winning. We build communication skills, vital to effective pitching, marketing, selling and influencing.
How are you going to make the world a better place, and what SMART goals define your path to success? Our entrepreneurs learn how to develop a clear vision – or constellation of goals that define their ambition – their personal definition of success.
Their vision is tied to their overarching sense of purpose – their reason to exist – their passion and doing what they love. And of course, the passion loops back, connecting with their driven mindset.
Beyond working on their own psyche, our entrepreneurs learn to develop and implement strategies to engage and drive teams and enterprises. All of this is focused on the essential purpose of all entrepreneurship – innovation, and the specific ‘agendas’ that drive it.
Why Should Everyone Learn This?
By 2020, 40% of our workforce will be self-employed. Today’s young people need the acumen to recognize an opportunity when they see one, and the drive and grit to pursue a solution all the way to the end.
But then something happens: their natural powers are conditioned-away by negative peer pressure and a system that focuses on tests and content, rather than mindset.
Early entrepreneurial learning stops this cycle. It sparks the can-do, creative mindset kids naturally possess for school and for a lifetime, whether they’re in engineering or the arts, science or business.
WHY CHOOSE Holistech?
Holistech offers rigorous, standards-based entrepreneurship and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) K-12 programs that prepare students for the 21st century. We empower teachers with fun, innovative training and easy-to-use materials. These teachers bring the entrepreneurial mindset to the classroom, where students become active, engaged learners tackling real-world problems. As they work in teams to research, brainstorm, prototype, and finally produce a product–they learn to develop creative solutions and confidently share their ideas.
No matter a student’s age, background, or experiences, we believe they have the power to change the world around them. Let us help you show them how. Who We Are