Youth Startup Weekend @CCNTH
Saturday, March 21 - 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 8:30 am
525 N Thompson Rd
What are you doing with your weekend? Startup something!
Teen Designers, Developers, and Entrepreneurs discover what it takes to Startup a business.
Bring your best ideas and get support from local mentors and coaches as you pitch your ideas, form teams, and develop your idea for a final presentation and competition for prizes.
Ticket Prices for Participants will be used to help cover the cost of food. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast/Lunch on Sunday.
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About Startup Weekend: Youth Startup Weekends are events designed to promote students working together to collaborate, develop products or ideas, innovate and/or solve problems in their own schools. Beginning with pitches and continuing through research and development with your coaches and mentors, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday afternoon demos and presentations. Participants create working ideas and receive valuable feedback from local coaches and entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on ideas, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute your plan, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test ideas and learn how to take them to the next level.
How is this Startup Weekend different?
This one’s for the kids! Innovators Peter Skillman and Tom Wujec created a marshmallow challenge to see who could build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti. The results? Kids outperformed adults, especially MBA students. Why? Kids aren’t locked into existing solutions, kids aren’t distracted jockeying for position, and most importantly, kids take risk! All of the ideas presented to the judges on Sunday will be by middle and high school students and designed to innovate or solve problems in their own schools. There will be particular interest in exploring how real life and digital games can be used to improve learning.
Startup Weekend CCNTH will be like none other done before.
For the first time, we are going to take the young people who know most about schools, middle and high school students, and put them in the center of innovating. You will learn practices and develop skills that college students and working professionals learn - all before you even go to college or have your first real job!
What you do know, no marketing expert can compete with you -- you know your school inside and out! Over the weekend, we will teach you the skills to develop your idea.
So what does the weekend look like?
It's all about networking and pitches. Those with an idea will present a one-minute elevator pitch to participants. Teams form organically around the most compelling pitches, and then spend the weekend hacking away on your product or idea. Mentors and coaches will be on hand throughout the weekend to help you develop your idea from a fledgling concept in less than two days. Check out the winning ideas in the video from last year's Youth StartUp Weekend in Mountain View, California.
Sunday is where the jury panel comes in. An awesome group of successful professionals will be on hand to scrutinize your ideas, evaluate your chances for successful implementation, and the most promising will win its team a grab bag of great prizes. From there? Well, it’s all up to you. Startup Weekend EDU can only help you start your dream. It’s up to you to live it out.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.
Saturday March 21st
Sunday March 22nd
Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Brightscope, Inc
Senior Director at Oracle
Techstars Startup Weekend Youth Startup Weekend @CCNTH is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
On Cult of Startup, Luke Bayard, invites special guests to recall the early days of starting there business before reaching their success. Listen as they share stories and advice based on their horrible, embarrassing or awesome experiences. In each episode, Luke takes a nothing-off-limits approach to discovering why entrepreneurs found success. This hour will feel like you’re hanging with your startup buddies. The format is informative, loose and most of all entertaining.
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