SOCIAL-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM - AGES 12+ - $600 + GST per Student
Coder Academy has teamed up with the Young Change Agents (YCA) to introduce a youth social entrepreneurship + tech program for students aged 12-18. Participants will be taken through a week full of creative and critical thinking exercises, which will teach them how to use technology to create a product or service for social good. Throughout the week, students will learn skills taught in the best startup programs, as well as how to use the tools needed to bring their ideas to life with coding, 3D design and virtual reality, and more.
Day 1: Get Hands-on with Emerging Tech
Learn how to think creatively about various social problems using technologies such as wearables, coding, 3D printing, VR, and more!
Days 2 & 3: YCA's Social Entrepreneurship Program
Develop and practice your entrepreneurship skills! YCA’s program will take you through various training sessions like you’ll find in startup incubator programs. These sessions will help teams select a community issue, identify the root causes, and develop a social business model.
Day 4: Pitch & Plan!
Present your startup idea to influential individuals from the tech industry and corporate space. Then, break into groups and plan how to use technology to address your problem with the help of Coder Academy's tech experts.
Day 5: Start Building
Build a viable product/service with the help of Coder Academy's tech experts.
The students will learn in-demand 21st Century skills that will only become increasingly valuable in the future. Learning about how technology, entrepreneurship, and society can work together to make something of value will prepare participants to tackle most of the problems the world will face. This is a one of a kind opportunity to future-proof and diversify your skills!
What will students learn?
- Critical thinking
- Leadership skills
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Tech literacy
- Entrepreneurial thinking
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