The Delaware Entrepreneurship League aims to unify all Delaware high schools by aiding in the creation and expansion of clubs, or “Chapters,” thereby establishing a society of individuals who work together to forward each other’s entrepreneurial initiatives.
Markos Zerefos was a high school sophomore when he created his first club: Junior Business Outreach. He wanted to leverage the youth mindset when helping local businesses, however, his club was short-lived after realizing that there were professional organizations like SCORE Delaware that assisted small businesses. By his Junior year, Markos Zerefos pivoted, creating the Charter School of Wilmington's first Entrepreneurship Club.
This time, the goal was to change the mindset of the Charter School of Wilmington to incorporate creative entrepreneurial thinking into a very stem-focused curriculum. After finding overwhelming interest at CSW, it was clear that high school entrepreneurship experiences needed to expand. Alongside Nick Ulizio and Chris Kontomaris, CSW's E-Club model was franchised into 3 other high schools: Newark Charter School, MOT Charter School, and Ursuline Academy