Printed in Hypepotamus on June 8, 2015
Do you know an aspiring entrepreneur or innovator in grades 9-12? Innovation in Action is hosting two top-notch programs this summer to expose teens to the mindset, tools and strategies of entrepreneurs, innovators and designers. Whether they already have an epic product/service idea or not, these talented teens will come away from these hands-on programs with the confidence and skills they need to develop innovative solutions to real world problems.
Each day will be packed with hands-on activities to help students create their own startups, explore the entrepreneurial mindset and the key skills for developing innovative ideas, and apply the design thinking process to problems that matter to them. Students will work with peers to identify, develop, test, and pitch a startup idea that addresses a local or global issue and build a business model to bring this solution to life. Students will then pitch their solutions to a panel of judges and the broader startup community in a Teen Showcase. Plus, they’ll experience networking and gain industry advice from local entrepreneurs involved in Atlanta’s growing startup scene.
Atlanta Tech Village
3423 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Do you have what it takes to build a startup? Learn the entrepreneurial mindset and tools you need to identify, test and build innovative solutions while working alongside Atlanta’s up-and-coming tech startups. No prior entrepreneurship experience is required.
10 am-3 pm
5200 Buffington Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349
Explore industry- and student-driven projects over the course of a week. Gain exposure to local entrepreneurs, community leaders, and mentors. Student teams solve company innovation projects or develop campaigns to reach Millennials. Teams of 3-5 spend 20-30 hours per week on projects in the presence of experienced mentors.
Are you ready to transform your life and our nation by tackling pressing problems in the community and in the workplace? Learn how entrepreneurs, innovators, and designers attack problems to develop new and exciting solutions. At Innovation in Action @ CFA-HQ (Chick-fil-A Headquarters), teens learn and apply the fundamentals of design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation to address company- and student-driven challenges with a small team of peers.