TALENT Online - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


Study Entrepreneurship Online with a TALENT mentor. There are currently four modules to work through at your own pace:

  • Lean Startup Methods
  • Design Thinking Methods
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Pitching to Investors

Target Audience: Middle School and High School students interested in learning more about entrepreneurship or preparing to pitch to investors.

The price for this personalized, mentored learning experience is $499 per year. Lessons are completed at the student's pace during a one year subscription. Interactions with mentors are all online using the Mentor Matching Engine, a secure platform developed by IMSA and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. A 25% discount is available for IN2 TALENT members.

TALENT Lean Mindset Series

  • Lean StartUp 1: Assumptions
  • Lean StartUp 2: Minimum Viable Product
  • Lean StartUp 3: Measurement
  • Lean StartUp 4: Innovation Accounting
  • Lean StartUp 5: Split Test Experiments
  • Lean StartUp 6: Learning to Pivot
  • Lean StartUp 7: Troubleshooting (5 Whys)

TALENT Design Thinking Series

  • Design Thinking 0: Read This First
  • Design Thinking 1: Looking for Ideas…
  • Design Thinking 2: I have this Idea…
  • Design Thinking 3: Research 1: Context
  • Design Thinking 4: Research 2: People
  • Design Thinking 5: From Research to Design Principles
  • Design Thinking 6: From Design Principles to Solutions
  • Design Thinking 7: From Solutions to an MVP
  • Design Thinking 8: Beyond the MVP

TALENT Business Model Canvas Series

  • Canvas 1: Value Proposition Canvas
  • Canvas 2: Customer Relationships
  • Canvas 3: Revenue Streams
  • Canvas 4: Key Activities and Resources
  • Canvas 5: Key Partnerships
  • Canvas 6: Cost Structure


  • Pitch 1: Pitch Prep (Teaser and Elevator Pitches)
  • Pitch 2: Judging Criteria
  • Pitch 3: Pitch Decks
  • Pitch 4: Videotape your Pitches
  • Pitch 5: Answering Judges' Hard Questions
  • Pitch 6: Defend your Pitch

More Information About Modules

To sign up, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-online-tickets-38510687503