Entrepreneurship Investigation (ESI) – Nebraska Extension Entrepreneurship and Education – Statewide

EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) is an exciting, interactive, and comprehensive curriculum project designed for youth, ages 10-19. ESI uses a variety of tools to help participants develop their entrepreneurial skills and find their business niche. Through exciting activities, case studies and current technology, participants are transformed into budding entrepreneurs!


The ESI curriculum uses technology and web-based activities to teach middle and high school students the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. The program focuses on practical work youth can do in their own communities, and leads them through the ideation and creation of a business and marketing plan. The ESI curriculum is an excellent opportunity to reach young people and enable them to explore and create opportunities for themselves while supporting their community.

The ESI curriculum was written in partnership with 4-H, community, and educational organizations. Through web-based activities it’s accessible and aligned to school standards for easy classroom use.

Services Provided

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)