We have developed a simple web based tool for students to experience & learn business, in a collaborative, practical & fun way. It is a flexible, google style tool providing the framework to build a business from Idea to Launch in 5 Steps (Ideas, Customers, Products, Sales, Bank). Students and teams can create, test & launch their business ideas into reality. Students and teachers can also create as many projects as they wish, share polls, surveys, ask Q&A, post project updates and track their team’s activity (timeline) so as to encourage collaboration, experimentation and planning in a safe way.

As a project based learning tool, Cashtivity was developed in consultation with teachers to support an educational setting including student businesses, market days, graduation fundraisers, and the like. Any type of product, service or retail business can be supported.

As a tool for the curriculum, it is a perfect interdisciplinary tool for from school to career: useful for math (fi...
We have developed a simple web based tool for students to experience & learn business, in a collaborative, practical & fun way. It is a flexible, google style tool providing the framework to build a business from Idea to Launch in 5 Steps (Ideas, Customers, Products, Sales, Bank). Students and teams can create, test & launch their business ideas into reality. Students and teachers can also create as many projects as they wish, share polls, surveys, ask Q&A, post project updates and track their team’s activity (timeline) so as to encourage collaboration, experimentation and planning in a safe way.

As a project based learning tool, Cashtivity was developed in consultation with teachers to support an educational setting including student businesses, market days, graduation fundraisers, and the like. Any type of product, service or retail business can be supported.

As a tool for the curriculum, it is a perfect interdisciplinary tool for from school to career: useful for math (financial mathematics), ELA and social studies outcomes for middle and high schools.

As a tool for entrepreneurship, students can use Cashtivity to create & share projects at home and with friends, identifying and testing ideas (business or social) and financial opportunities.

We are working on product extensions including: publishing (students can publish & share a portfolio from their projects, including promotional page of their products) and ecommerce (this will provide a safe way for kids to launch online businesses). We are also setting up a digital Campus to promote and share teaching & resources, including lesson plans and mini-challenges.
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Adrian Stone
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Adeo Ressi
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Adeo Ressi
LearnLaunch Accelerator
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LearnLaunch Accelerator The leading edtech startup program

Advisors

Jon Penn
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Matt Allen
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Matt Allen Rails geek, CTO of ProcessGo!

Recommendations

Rosa Storelli Advisor at Cashtivity

I have been privileged to be the Educational Advisor for CASHTIVITY for 3 years. I have been proud to have worked alongside of Marissa who displays both the passion and determination needed for a Start Up Company. The project based learning tool which is CASHTIVITY is a great plus for the educational world of students as it promotes entrepreneurship and enhances the knowledge of financial literacy - skills much needed by todays students. All schools could use CASHTIVITY across a wide range of subjects and across year levels. It provides a platform for authentic learning to take place!

Nina Demediuk Advisor at Cashtivity

Marissa is a well seasoned entrepreneur with a passion and drive to succeed. She knows her business and market and has a keen 6th sense of what is important to pursue. Although a stickler for process, she is not a slave to it and does not let that get in the way of progress. I have really enjoyed working with Marissa and the rest of her team!

Lenore Kantor Co-Founder at Straight Up

I've been really impressed with Cashtivity's model which encourages entrepreneurship for students. What an amazing way to empower schools, teachers and young kids by teaching about how to start a business at a young age. I think this approach has the potential to not only transform education, but to help the economy by creating a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Adrian Stone Co-Founder at GAN

I have been advising Marissa & her startup, Cashtivity, for more than 12 months now. In that time, Cashtivity has won a number of startup and EdTech awards, and has made a lot of progress with early-adopter schools, teachers, and students in the US & Australia.