Teachers

Prepare your students for the real world of entrepreneurship

Why Get Involved

Bring valuable blue ocean entrepreneurship teaching resources to your classroom.
Provide your students a practical opportunity to conceptualize innovative businesses that truly stand apart, pitch their ideas to experienced entrepreneurs and win cash prizes.
Stand out as an innovator bringing increased value to your students and get recognized for your dedication.
Win prize money and global recognition for your school.
Connect with blue ocean teacher champions around the world.

Blue Ocean Mini-Course

Get Valuable Teaching Resources for Your Class

By registering, you will get free access to the online Blue Ocean Mini-Course which provides valuable content you can use in your classroom. The online course will help your students understand the fundamentals of Blue Ocean Strategy and help them prepare for their pitch. Your class will walk away with a new perspective and the tools and frameworks to build new entrepreneurial businesses of tomorrow.

The mini-course is fast, fun and interactive. Both teachers and students can complete this free course to earn the official course completion certificate. 

Make Entrepreneurship Exciting for Your Students

Teachers around the world are integrating Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship into their curriculum to make entrepreneurship exciting for their high school students. This provides the students a practical opportunity to conceptualize innovative businesses that stand apart from the competition, pitch ideas to experienced entrepreneurs and win cash prizes.

Integrating the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition into your class is easy.

Introduce students to the fundamentals of blue ocean thinking by providing them access to the online blue ocean mini-course.
Enhance classroom lessons on entrepreneurship by using Blue Ocean case studies.
Engage students to apply the blue ocean mindset to find innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
Include participation in the Blue Ocean Entrepreneur Competition as a graded activity.

Whatever the big idea is that your students have, the Blue Ocean Competition is the perfect platform to share it and receive feedback and mentorship from successful entrepreneurs around the world.

Stand Out as an Innovator and Get Recognized

Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp. recognizes educators and dedicated supporters at local and international level for outstanding and significant contribution to the organization’s mission of preparing high school students for the real world of entrepreneurship.

Blue Ocean Teacher Champions are showcased on our website and through our social media as the leading innovators exemplifying how to effectively teach entrepreneurship to high school students.

Blue Ocean Teacher Champions also get certificates of outstanding contribution for integrating Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship in their curriculum.

Recognizing Ms. Kristin Taylor of Centennial High School.

Win Awards and Recognition for Your School

By getting involved and inspiring your students to participate in the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition, teachers have a chance to get:

  • $1,000 in prize money awarded to the top five schools with the most submissions.
  • $1,000 in prize money awarded to the school with the most pitches that make our Top 25.
  • OneScreen Interactive Board for your classroom when your students make it to the top 10.
  • Certificate of Recognition for supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in High Schools.
  • Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift books for your library.

    The award money can be used for starting a blue ocean entrepreneurship club at the school or for supporting activities that help students start blue ocean businesses.

    Some high schools that have won prize money in the past include:

    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
    • Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York
    • Spanish River Community High School, Boca Raton, Florida
    • South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
    • Herningsholm Erhversgymnasium, Herning, Denmark
    • Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California
    • Irvington High School, Fremont, CA
    • Barrington High School, Barrington, IL
    • Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California

    Hear from a Business Teacher, Just like You

    Ilene Littman is a teacher at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, New York.  In addition, she is also a DECA Advisor.

    Ilene has embedded the Blue Ocean Competition into her high school entrepreneurship class and used it in conjunction with DECA.

    It doesn’t matter if her students are interested in sports, STEM, the arts, or something entirely different because the Blue Ocean Competition allows everyone to pitch their revolutionary idea. Her students have submitted pitches for both for-profit and non-profit concepts in industries including consumer products, healthcare, education, agriculture, technology, and many others.

    “The competition enriches the marketing curriculum and provides students with essential entrepreneurial, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration skills to prepare them for the future.”

    Ilene Littman

    Business Education Teacher, Ward Melville HS, NY

    Meet Top Blue Ocean Teacher Champions

    Meet trailblazing teachers who have integrated the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition into their classes.

    Derek Arnell

    Derek Arnell

    Ruben S. Ayala High School

    Bryan Pederson

    Bryan Pederson

    Pillager High School

    Ilene Littman

    Ilene Littman

    Ward Melville High School

    Alain Bazile

    Alain Bazile

    Spanish River High School

    Kristie Letter

    Kristie Letter

    Peak To Peak High School

    Michelle Wargo

    Michelle Wargo

    Skyline High School

    Teacher Registration Form

    Prepare your students for the real world of entrepreneurship. Register for the competition and get valuable resources for your classroom.