Thanks to the support from the Dallas Mavericks, the Seth Curry Foundation and presenting sponsor 5miles, the Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition digital course is presented in local middle schools throughout North Texas. Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition is designed to teach students to think entrepreneurially about business and life. The course uses case studies, interactive business simulations and personal development activities to teach important basic business skills. Students develop a personalized plan for their individual business, along with a roadmap for academic and career success. The digital learning initiative, powered by global technology leader EVERFI, is being implemented directly in schools throughout North Texas with nearly 2,000 middle school students participating.

On Friday, March 23rd Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and current Dallas Maverick Seth Curry along with the Dallas Mavericks, Seth Curry Foundation, 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 Expedition. At the event, students showed off what they have learned by pitching their business ideas to the panel of judges and received words of advice from Mark Cuban and Seth Curry.

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Background
The Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition is a program developed by EVERFI to guide students through their personal journey to become an entrepreneur. The digital course is comprised of three modules that cover key concepts around generating business ideas, market research, growing a business, finances, marketing, and creating a business pitch. The Dallas Mavericks and Seth Curry launched the program in 2017 to help reach hundreds of middle school students throughout DFW. Thanks to the support from the Dallas Mavericks, the Seth Curry Foundation and presenting sponsor 5miles, the program has expanded to add six more schools, for a total of ten schools and nearly 2,000 students participating in the program by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.


About 5miles
5miles is a free, local marketplace app, one of the fastest-growing online shopping ventures in the United States. The app is the first of its kind to include services, housing and jobs, in addition to second-hand trading. 5miles launched in January 2015, immediately setting itself apart with an easy-to-use mobile interface, identity verification capabilities (for added safety and security), mobile payment and shipping options, and a hyper-local curation of offerings users can search—all within their very own neighborhoods. Since then, buyers and sellers in all across the country have transacted more than $5 billion in merchandise through 5miles, which Google Play has ranked a top 10 shopping app. Learn more at 5miles.com.


About Seth Curry Foundation
The Seth Curry Foundation was created with the intentions to positively impact the quality of life of disadvantaged children and ensure that every child is prepared to succeed in life. Based on the commitment to the community of Seth Curry, a professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, the Foundation strives to impact kids and families in Dallas, his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, throughout the west coast and internationally throughout Asia. In addition to supporting Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition, programs include basketball camps for youth, Jr. NBA activities alongside his brother Stephen Curry, building basketball courts and Reading & Learning Centers in partnership with the Mavs Foundation and more. Seth Curry grew up understanding the importance of giving back after watching the example of his father who also hosted basketball camps for kids while playing in the NBA and he looks forward to making a lasting impact for many years to come. Learn more at SethCurryFoundation.org.


About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning including topics like Financial Education, Digital Citizenship, STEM Career Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship and Character Education. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 18 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, The Rise Fund and Rethink Education. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 4,200 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. Learn more at EVERFI.com.

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