Welcome to INCubatoredu@nfdl, an entrepreneurship program at
Horace Mann High School.

INCubatoredu - A business program at Horace Mann High School at North Fond du Lac School District, will allow students the opportunity to develop their own real-world services and products that could potentially garner thousands of dollars in funding.

INCubatoredu — a national program that provides a specialized curriculum to hundreds of member schools in over a dozen states — will provide online instruction materials, consultation on how the classroom is designed, a coaching and mentoring framework, and professional development resources for the year-long course.

In addition to the INCubatoredu program, the business, marketing, and IT department at North Fond du Lac will continue to provide management opportunities, more traditional business courses additional hands-on experiences with FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). Horace Mann business teacher Kurt Wismer will teach the incubator course.

We've raised enough funds to remodel our classroom! Construction took place over spring break 2018. Thank you for all of those that have contributed. We still have $44,000 to raise. Please let us know if you can contribute.

2020-21 Final Pitch Event

On May 18, 2021, our student entrepreneur teams pitched their company final pitches at the Horace Mann High School Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to the following INCubatorEdu@NFDL winning teams on their final pitches:

3rd place ($500 award) - Gains for Girls with Abby Traxinger & Lucy Hughes (http://www.gainsforgirls.com)
2nd place ($1000 award) - HerRide with Kylee Wood, Jack Stettbacher, & Kalista Ziemer (http://herride.org)
1st place ($1500 award) - Commah with Lilly Goeckerman, Sammi Osorio, & Ayden Fowler (http://commah.co)

Thank you to our judges for the event today as well as all our team mentors this year!
Joe Braun - FDL Area Foundation
Tricia Muellenbach - CD Smith
Steve Leaman & Craig Much - Horicon Bank
Rich Traxinger - Culver's
Maeghan Greeno & Kris Saiberlich - National Exchange Bank & Trust
Mathew Immel - Immel Insurance & Financial Services
Rick Kolstad - Wisnet

Fond du Lac Area Foundation Grant Award - Sept. 2021

The amazing people at the Fond du Lac Area Foundation recently surprised Kurt Wismer, teacher and program leader, with a $7,500 Impact Grant to offset the operating cost of the INCubatoredu@nfdl program for the 2021-22 academic year. Each year, it costs approximately $10,000 to run the program, and each year, that cost is covered through fundraising and grants.

Learn more about the INCubator program @ Horace Mann and about how you can help!