Experiential Learning

The Business Challenge

With the goal of using economic theory to solve real-world problems, students in AP Macroeconomics/Microeconomics participate in the Miami Herald’s Business Plan Challenge. Working in teams, students identify market problems, generate products or services that solve them, develop strategies for taking their solutions to market and prepare financials required for any business plan. RE has won the competition twice and finished in the top three several other years. After the competition, students present their plans to a panel of entrepreneurship experts and receive feedback on their ideas, execution and presentation.

Since 2014, RE students have also competed in the South Florida Private School Business Challenge to benefit the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. NFTE, a non-profit organization, provides training for young entrepreneurs in underserved communities.


List of 2 news stories.

  • Laptop camera cover wins Biz Challenge

    Holly Steinberg '19 and Nicole Bremer '19 won the Sixth Annual RE Business Challenge on March 4 at the Pagoda with Steinberg's clear and persuasive pitch for CamBlock!, a sleek, movable cover for laptop cameras designed to thwart cyber-mischief. The pair will represent Ransom Everglades at the Innovate South Florida competition at Miami Dade College-Wolfson in April. Luisa Guarco '19, Makenzie Love '19 and Khushi Shah '19 finished second with SpoonAble, a design for an innovative spoon to help people with hand tremors.
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  • Juniors' business app wins third place

    Arianna Gonzalez '19 and Maia Mora '19 finished third in the Innovate South Florida 2018 High School Business Plan Competition on April 11 with an app designed to connect aspiring make-up artists to young Miamians seeking inexpensive makeovers. The pair impressed the judges with their market research and strong performance in the question-and-answer session, helping their "Glow Up" app to place third out of 11 entries. 
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