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Tackling the Marshmallow Challenge at CO.STARTERS

The Marshmallow Challenge

There was insufficient time during the first CO.STARTERS program for entrepreneurs to connect and to learn about one another’s passions, interests and areas of expertise. In response, we designed the orientation class for first-time entrepreneurs to ease-in to the rigors of the entrepreneurial journey.

Tackling the Marshmallow Challenge at CO.STARTERS
Tackling the Marshmallow Challenge at CO.STARTERS

We engaged the entrepreneurs in a team-based exercise, “The Marshmallow Challenge”. They were challenged to build the tallest, free-standing structure to  support the weight of a marshmallow on top. At the end of the challenge, the team that had the tallest free-standing structure that was still standing would win. The height of the winning team’s structure measured at 23 inches.

Throughout the exercise, the entrepreneurs had to practice active listening and worked collaboratively to successfully complete the build. After the challenge, there was a greater level of appreciation for working in teams and it was clear that bonds of friendship and camaraderie were forming. See more pics here.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Fall 2019 CO.STARTERS rolls along.

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