The Mad, Bad, and Dangerous curriculum consists of broad array of components and can be customized to meet the particular needs of an organization, community, or city.  

1. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Entrepreneurial Summit

Designed for women and girls, this entrepreneurial summit connects female entrepreneurs at all levels of expertise with guest speakers from a myriad of industries and backgrounds. Participants attend workshops, buy and sell products and services at the Marketplace, have the opportunity to network, build their skill sets, and learn from experts during keynote sessions. A pre-summit Community Luncheon with a celebrity speaker is also an option.
“Through this course I made friends with girls from different schools, and my eyes were opened to more of the city. It was an interesting blend of history and science. I would do it again if I could—it was really fun!”
—CaT participant

2. MBD: Girl Edition | Mighty. Brilliant. Determined.

Created for middle- and high-school girls, MBD: Girl Edition empowers girls to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through hands-on experience and mentorship as well as inspiration from successful entrepreneurs. Girls in the community are invited to attend #girlpreneur workshops, develop and pitch ideas through the 24 Hour Generator and CAT, and participate in the Girls’ Holiday Marketplace, where girls sell their products and services. The curriculum includes:

  • 24Hour Generator | Teams of girls formed from public and private schools across the region are presented with a problem a local business is experiencing and, with the help of a mentor, collaborate on ideas to solve it. Teams spend 24 hours developing and testing solutions before making a final pitch to a panel of judges for a cash prize. It is an intense but life-changing experience as girls broaden their networks, gain new skills, and see what’s possible!
  • Girls’ Holiday Marketplace | In a marketplace setting, girls display and sell their products and services to event attendees. Through free workshops prior to the event, girls learn the ins and outs of product packaging and presentation, booth setup, sales techniques, and more. Judges award a cash prize to the girl-owned business with the all-around strongest presentation.
  • Chattanooga As Text Course | In partnership with Girls, Inc., the Boys & Girls Club, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Girls Preparatory School offers CAT: a three-week, interdisciplinary for-credit summer course for high-school girls. During the placemaking course, girls from a cross-section of public and private schools meet with government representatives, heads of local organizations, designers, and social entrepreneurs to better understand local problems and challenges. At the conclusion of the course, each team of girls delivers a public prospectus for a problem they have observed to a panel of business and community leaders. Participants see long-range benefits as they expand their personal networks, learn about different perspectives, and gain a new set of lifelong skills.

Bring MBD to You

For more information about licensing any or all three of the components of the Mad, Bad, and Dangerous curriculum, Lauren Hayes, MBD Program Director, at
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