Marco Polo’s Changemaker

Project entrepreneur


This project was to use the principals of entrepreneur meet the needs of our local and global community. Our group was following the driving question, the Marco Polo Snack Bar is aware of not serving meat and no unhealthy ingredients like oil. What made us aware and engaged into the project is that there has been a hypothesis that many scientists made, our planet will run out of resources in around 85 years if we continually keep our consistent habits of wasting.

Throughout the project we had some problems, every process will have a problem point, our problem was that our group was slowly processing during planning, so the first day our group wasn’t able to sell one of our products, so then our group did terrible the first day of selling.

But then we have our successes, we were able to sell the missing product we weren’t able to sell in the first day, and the people who bought our products last bake sale came again, so it was slowly getting popular every few minutes. The most products we sold was our oreo milkshake. So then here come another problem, the third bake sale we weren’t able to sell much oreo milkshake because we didn’t have enough milkshake, and then there wasn’t much people coming to our snack bar.

Our group came to a conclusion that we definitely made a profit out of 2 of the sales. The first sale did not go too well, because our group thought that people weren’t reminded to bring their money and didn’t have anything to buy our product. But the rest was a success because that the other group that was selling bubble tea was gone, that was our observation.

tshirts and sodas (tdas)


Looking back at this project, I’ve learnt supply and demand, golden zones for price, and partnerships with other companies. Even though some companies may get a lot, their ideas are too mainstream. What is important is imagination. Maybe you can make over 1 000€ with milk tea, one day you’ll run out of boba, or tea, but you’ll never run out of imagination space, unless you’re an 8GB phone.


Social entrepreneurship is when you earn money but consider the 17 UNSDGs. I won’t go further into the SDGs, since it’s very long. Social entrepreneurship companies may be non-profit or semi-non-profit, as they will donate to organizations like Indspire and Smile Week.


We’ve used the principles of social entrepreneurship to create a product that was eco-friendly, and healthy. The donation part of SE, we’ve decided Smile Week will be the receiving end.