On Friday, March 23rd Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and current Dallas Maverick Seth Curry along with the Dallas Mavericks, Seth Curry Foundation, education technology innovator EVERFI, Inc and presenting sponsor 5Miles visited local students at Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Spring Middle School to host their very first business pitch competition in celebration of students participating in the Venture – Entrepreneurial ExpeditionTM, a new educational initiative designed to teach students to think entrepreneurially about business and life. In all, there were six groups of students who gave business pitches to the judges.
Venture – Entrepreneurial ExpeditionTM is a digital course that uses case studies, interactive business simulations and personal development activities to teach important business skills. Students develop a personalized plan for their individual business, along with a roadmap for academic and career success. Thanks to the support from the Dallas Mavericks, the Seth Curry Foundation and presenting sponsor 5Miles, the interactive program has expanded to add six more schools, for a total of ten schools and nearly 2,000 middle school students throughout the DFW Metroplex participating.
“What I always tell people, if you look around you, somebody came up with the idea for everything that we see, and there’s nothing to prevent you from being the next person that comes up with the next great idea,” Cuban said, as shared in a piece on the Mav’s website. “The only person that can stop you is you.”
“I just try to encourage them and I also try to tell people it doesn’t matter how many times you fail, you only need to be right one time and then everybody tells you you’re an overnight success. To get them started and failing early and learning and succeeding and going through the whole process, I think that’s how the future stars, the future Elon Musk and the future Bill Gates, are born.”