Students undertake their capstone projects: The Odyssey Project and Moral Compass Paper. All of the lessons and activities during this phase of the CEDE program are ordered toward helping high school entrepreneurship students to take action and ship their work--even before they feel like they're ready. If Phase I has a bias toward reflection, Phase II has a bias toward action: Entrepreneurial Co-creation with the Holy Spirit

The creation phase helps students understand what it takes to incarnate values in their lives and businesses, to put their stamp on creation, and to create real human value by serving others through entrepreneurship and business.

  • Fundamentals of creation theology: The Holy Spirit as the Creator Spirit
  • The Four S’s of Entrepreneurial Problem Solving: Scarcity, Self-Interest, Subjective Value, and Sunk Cost
  • Learning quickly from mistakes and separating Decisions vs. Outcomes
  • The spirituality of work: Freedom & Rules, Virtue In Business
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • The Lean Start-Up approach (Minimum Viable Product)
  • Continuous innovation
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Poverty, work, and the dignity of the human person