Philadelphia Innovation Festival

Student reflects on the trip to the BPhl Innovation Festival by PVHS NOVA Lab students.

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The B.PHL Innovation Festival in Philly was an amazing experience. Hearing successful people with experience in the world of entrepreneurship talk about what we’ve been talking about in class for the past few weeks was extremely validating. I’m also grateful we had the opportunity to listen to the speakers and tour the space. At times I felt out of place in rooms full of adults (including when a lady was shocked that we knew the song Don’t Go Breaking My Heart…really?!) but learning design thinking and entrepreneurship values now, instead of learning it later in life and having to completely change my mindset, is definitely the better route. 

Above are my notes on Richard Montanez/The Flaming Hot Cheetos Success story. This was by far my favorite presentation, and I’ll break down my favorite parts below:

“Why do I do it? Because I can.”

Mr. Montanez spoke a lot about how…

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Published by Garreth Heidt

Designerly Minded High School Humanities and Liberal Studies Teacher Faculty Mentor FIRST Robotics Team #7414--PV Retrobotics. Constantly learning, trying to be more a maker and less a consumer of culture. I believe in the infinite value of a liberal education and the power of design thinking to help make the world a better place.

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