ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Bill Roche | TEDxLangleyED

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Bill Roche | TEDxLangleyED

Here’s Great Tip: The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Bill Roche | TEDxLangleyED

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When we help youth to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, we empower them to be successful in our rapidly changing world. Whether they own a business or work for someone else, young adults need the skills and confidence to identify opportunities, solve problems and sell their ideas. This skillset can be encouraged and developed in elementary schools, with the immediate benefit of increased success in school.

In this talk, Bill Roche shares stories of students that have created their own real business ventures with PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs. He illustrates the power of enabling students to take charge of their learning with freedom to make mistakes, and challenging them to actively develop entrepreneurial skills. Bill also showcases the achievements of specific students and shares how a transformative experience for one student has been a source of inspiration for him over the years. Bill Roche specializes in designing curriculum-based resource packages related to entrepreneurship, financial literacy and social responsibility. Bill worked directly in Langley classrooms for over ten years and now supports teachers throughout the country in creating real-world learning experiences for their students. Over 40,000 students have participated in his PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs program. The program’s impact has been captured in a documentary scheduled for release early in 2018. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

22 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Bill Roche | TEDxLangleyED”

  1. Fostering the development of an entrepreneurial mindset among students at a young age could see an increase in students that go on to develop their craft and turn their ideas into successful business ventures. Entrepreneurs possess many skills that are key to problem solving such as critical thinking and networking. The application of these skills can go far beyond the scope of classroom or school curriculum. If students were to enter University with a background in entrepreneurial skills or even the ability to efficiently solve problems, they could have the potential to turn into the innovators of tomorrow.

  2. Entrepreneurship = problem solving. Mindset= your attitude plus motivation towards solving a problem. Solving a problem requires being curious and creative. Entrepreneurship is creating something new that's never been done before that helps the world become a better place for all of us to live in. Gathering data from what has been done before through research such as Google is a great way to start going at the idea you have in mind for a current problem you're trying to solve. You might assume the idea you have is great and it's the next big solution to the problem, however ; learning from previous solutions that have been attempted to solve the problem you're thinking about might be of great help in terms of saving valuable time and possibly saving money for funding your great idea. More so, going out into the real world and sharing your solution or some of the hypotheses you have gathered with real people to validate your idea and to criticize it if necessary so you can think more deeply about your solution and in result build even a greater solution that is more accurate, helps create value and genuinely better people's lives without forcing the idea or wasting your valuable time as an entrepreneur.

  3. I did it! I posted my first video on my YouTube channel and hope to help other engineers start their entrepreneurial journey. I pushed through, and got it done! Would love your support 🙂 Maybe this year I'll get around to doing my Tedx Talk as well!

  4. Hey everyone, I’m currently
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    Which is why I have two very
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    1. As an entrepreneur, what are
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    2. Regarding your social circle,
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