The Chagrin Falls High School E-Commerce class is an elective course designed to help students explore the ideas of entrepreneurship and running their own business through a partnership with Junior Achievement. It is taught by business teacher John Bakalar.
Students in the class have focused on creating different types of pitches to entice investors so they can scale their business to meet their goals. One way students have learned this is by recently watching an episode of ABC's Shark Tank that featured 2003 graduate Kevin Consolo and his product SneakErasers. Consolo and his partner were able to successfully pitch their product with The Sharks, Alex Rodriguez and Lori Greiner. Chagrin Falls High School Alumni Director Brian McKenna was able to connect with Consolo and provide the episode and product for the class. The course hopes to connect with Consolo later in the semester and learn from his experience on Shark Tank and successfully managing his own business.