The Andover Entrepreneurship Forum
Ed App Challenge

Your Mission

In our inaugural year, participants are challenged to design an app or game to improve the high school student experience. Some 'issues to address' may include student engagement, lunch, teacher engagement or teacher-student information sharing.

Our Mission

We strive to encourage and inspire entrepreneurship by providing a platform for students to question the world around them, identify and research problems and design human-centered solutions. We prepare students to make a difference by giving them the skills they need to address real-world problems through research, planning, and communication.

The Process

We encourage utilizing Design Thinking - a human-centered design approach to solving problems:

Empathize and Define.

Brainstorm and Prototype.

Plan and Pitch (Submit)

Challenge Timeline

All the dates you need to know!

  • January 7th, 2019

    Challenge Launch

    Launch Party in the AHS Library during H-Block!

  • April 13th, 2019

    Preliminary Pitches and LEAN Plan Due

    1. Write your LEAN Business Plan
    2. Prepare a pitch outline.
    3. Upload your 5-minute pitch to YouTube
    4. Submit your LEAN Business Plan and link to video.

  • April 20th, 2019

    Final Presenters Announced

    Final Qualifiers will be notified by email.

  • April 29thth, 2019

    Final Demo Pitch and Prototype Due

    1. Prototype your idea
    2. Prepare your Open House Presentation
    3. Upload your 5-minute demo pitch to YouTube
    4. Submit your Final Business Plan and link to video.
    5. Top 10 ideas are selected for Final Event.

  • May 3rd, 2019

    Final Event

    The Final 10 groups will present their ideas - Open House style. There will also be an awards ceremony and guest speaker!

Frequently Asked Questions

This competition is open to all Andover High School students. No experience is necessary!
The official launch is during H2 on January 7th, 2019. During the launch, we will explain the competition in further detail, including the rules, judging, and how to submit ideas.

Please see the challenge timeline for more information.
Teams can have up to 4 people, but participants may also choose to work independently.
The event will be held in the AHS library.
No! It’s completely fine if you have no experience! This competition is designed for all students, regardless of their previous experience. To help first-timers, we will be offering workshops throughout the duration of the competition for anyone who wants to learn effective entrepreneurship strategies, so be sure to stop by if you need any help!
The Andover Entrepreneurship Forum is completely free to all participants! Participants have the opportunity to win prizes.
It depends on how you plan to approach it. You can see the competition deadlines and requirements far in advance in the challenge timeline, and they are scheduled in a way that should give all teams enough time to complete each task while also being able to manage school work and other responsibilities.
Decisions about participants who can’t make the launch will be made on a case by case basis. Please email us about your specific situation.
The Andover Entrepreneurship Forum serves as a great opportunity for AHS students to bring their ideas to our administration, and your idea could be put into effect! If that doesn’t entice you, we also offer prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Our Team

Click on a team member to learn more about them.

Submit your idea!

Plans and YouTube Pitch links should be submitted through AEF's Google Classroom.

*You will need to use your school Google Account. You can get the class code from Mr. Messina.

Questions? See the FAQ or email us.