The INCubatordu program is an authentic entrepreneurship experience which allows students to connect directly with the community and industry in real work, product-based learning settings to create and fully develop their own product or service. 

Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the many facets of starting a business. Vandegrift students participating in INCubatoredu will have the chance to pitch their business concepts to a “Shark Tank”-like industry panel for feedback and potential funding assistance. Those who complete the process successfully will advance to the second year of the program.

Visit the Vandegrift INCubatoredu webpage at:

For more information about the Vandegrift INCubatoredu program or to volunteer as a mentor, please contact: Erin Mathis at

To partner with Viper Nation Academic Booster in support of INCubatoredu, contact Gene Arant at






Learn about the innovative program that’s reinventing business and entrepreneurship education in high schools around the country. The INCubatoredu program transforms the traditional high school classroom into a place of collaboration and practical, project-based learning. Teams of students work to create their own business designed to tackle real challenges and bring their ideas into the real world with personal mentor ship from a local business leader. 

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INCubatoredu Photo Gallery
includes students and mentors engaged in Vandegrift’s INCubatoredu program.