STARTUP PROGRAM FOR TEENS
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR TEENS
In the heart of Silicon Valley and across the world in Africa
This engaging, fun, hands-on week-long summer program for engaged 14-19 year-olds offers the thrill of designing a product or service and pitching to investors. Participants start at innovation inception, learn and apply design thinking, develop a business plan and practice the art of the pitch. The week culminates in a pitch competition to judges (investors, CEOs, other executives). With guidance from leading industry innovators, students will develop concept for products and services that fulfill an unmet need in their school, community or the world at large. Pitch Competition winner is eligible for 25 hours in mentorship from NIMBLE and the chance to put $1,000 to work in 2019 on the winning idea!
The program enjoys a mix of participants from diverse backgrounds, including nearly 45% female, from:
Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ
Foothill Middle College, Los Altos Hills, CA
Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
Harker School, San Jose, CA
Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA
Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA
Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA
Menlo School, Atherton, CA
Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
Monte Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
Mountain View Los Altos High School, Mountain View, CA
Nueva School, San Mateo, CA
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Pinewood School, Los Altos Hills, CA
Stratford School, Sunnyvale, CA
The Field School, Washington, DC
The Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
This exciting program builds the successful mindset for work and life: creativity, empathy and problem-solving. Experiential skills in teamwork, self-assessment and communication are delivered in unexpected, fun ways such as improv, mindfulness and negotiation scenarios.
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WHEN: 9 am - 3 pm Monday-Friday , August 3-7, 2020
WHERE Fenwick & West, 801 California St, Mountain View
COMPLETE REGISTRATION (for accepted students): waiver, conduct form . & payment.
FEE & PAYMENT Contact for financial aid and discounts for multiple registrations and internships. $699 by check, $720 by PayPal Full refund available through April 30. Check payable to NIMBLE, PO Box 861, Los Altos, CA 94023 or use this link:
PLEASE NOTE Spaces are limited and subject to application review and acceptance. Full refund through March. 50% refund through April 30. After April 30, credit for future programming.
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DO I NEED TO HAVE A STARTUP IDEA TO DO THE PROGRAM?
Nope! Come ready to learn and we will guide you through the idea creation process. It is really fun and engaging, not scary.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY HANDS-ON AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING?
Learning is more fun when you are doing things, rather than just listening to a lecture! Our programs give you the chance to apply what you are learning so you will be doing improv, practicing mindfulness, building prototypes and getting feedback on your ideas. It's super engaging and fun!
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BUSINESS? WHAT IF I DON'T THINK I WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
You are not expected to know anything about building or running a venture! And, it is ok if you are not planning to be an entrepreneur. You can still develop skills that will help you have an impact on your community through service or that you will use in your career (and in life! Self-awareness, teamwork and empathy are great life skills).