Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Camp


SILICON VALLEY TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP

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Empathy and Love for Grandpa Inspires Teen

Teens, in many ways, connote “trouble.” Neuroscientists describe the teen brain as slow to mature when it comes to impulse control and ability to plan ahead. However, in terms of intellectual power, a teen’s brain can match that of an adult’s. This high school teen’s love for his grandfather stirred him to use his tech-savvy brain to invent a sensor-based digital solution to the wandering tendencies of those affected by Alzheimer’s. His invention is simple yet powerful. Currently more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and one grandfather's challenge inspired a solution that can help those afflicted by the disease.

This summer 2017, we celebrate teen creativity with an innovative summer studio called Game Changers. When inspired, teens provide imaginative insights to solving world problems and come up with amazing life-changing innovations.

 

inaugural International Camp in Malaysia

silicon valley TEEN entrepreneurship Camp

An Innovative summer camp foR high school design entrepreneurs

Camps Dates     :  18 - 26 August 2018

Camp Schedule :  18 - 25 August, 9AM - 5PM
                                        26 August, 9AM - 1PM (Dolphin Tank Pitch Day)

Camp Location  :  Sunway Innovation Labs, Menara Sunway, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Camper Ages     :  14-19 years old

Camp Fee           :  MYR 5,900 (early bird - by 30 June 2018) or MYR 6,900 (normal price) 

EXPERIENCE LEARNING THE SILICON VALLEY WAY

  • Have an idea to improve the world?
  • Want to build your idea into a business?
  • Want to differentiate yourself in your college applications?
  • Tired of just complying with school? Why not explore your passions?
  • Want to make new friends and work in a fun team?

Do something meaningful this summer

At Young Outliers, our goal is to help you discover your passions, develop your potential, and inspire you to create a better world through design entrepreneurship. For two weeks, find yourself in an exciting learning environment where ideas fill the air and the possibilities are endless. All we ask is that you come with an open mind.

SUMMER STUDIO GOALS

The 9 days you spend with us will be anything but ordinary.

  • Learn to think analytically, creatively, and resourcefully using design thinking processes and lean start up concepts.
  • Articulate your thoughts and ideas in a safe space, without fear of grades falling or negative social pressure. 
  • Combine ideas, imagination and insight with technology to build new products and services, all while having fun.
  • Compete to get your project funded by angel investors. Kickstart your career in high school. Build an exceptional college application portfolio.
  • Connect with peers, young learners, and compassionate teachers. Find happiness in a positive, diverse community.

A fun and exciting summer paying job or community service credit. THE GAME CHANGERS STUDIO CONSISTS OF 5 PARTS: 

  1. Design Thinking - Discover the fundamentals of design thinking. Observe, approach problems from multiple perspectives, empathize, ideate, design, and iterate. Work in teams and learn to build on each other’s strengths.
  2. Lean Start-Up  - Learn to move and pivot quickly using the business model canvas. Build and test a minimum viable product. Determine: "Should this product be built?" and "Can we build a sustainable business around this set of products and services?"
  3. Digital Media - Get started on the basics of Photoshop, online website-building templates, presentation software and various programming tools. While we will encourage students to learn and use coding, it will not be a requirement for course completion.
  4. Start-Up Fund Competition - On the final day, present your business ideas in teams to compete for college scholarships and mentor advising. Young Outliers is partnering with key players in 500 Startups, leading VC firm Kleiner Perkins KPBC, and successful VCs in the Silicon Valley to provide funding and feedback on Game Changer ideas.  

ALL THE AWESOME THINGS WE CAN BE…

Whether you’re a self-confessed introvert or the life of the party, knowing how to lead and how to get along well with others are indispensable skills. Through the Game Changers workshops, our hope is to see you graduate from Young Outliers with these 10 Silicon Valley traits:

 Articulate |  Curious  |  Analytical  |  Positive  |  Empatic  |   Spirited  |  Persevering  |  Active  |  Inventive  |  Facilitative

Discover the best version of yourself. sign up now and be a game changer!

Camp Daily Schedule:

Week 1

DAY

Day 1 

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 

Day 5

PROGRAM

The Entrepreneur’s Mindset

Design Thinking

Lean 

Start-Up

Practice

Pitching 

Team Decks

Pitch with Angel Investors

LEADERSHIP VALUE

Positive & Analytical

 

Empathetic & Inventive

Strategic

& Active

Articulate

& Persevering

Communicator & Listener 

TOPICS/

ACTIVITIES

From Gaps to Opportunities. How to Identify Business Opportunities

Practice Design Thinking 

Empathy

Define

Ideate

Prototype

Test 

Teams Expand Ideas to Business Models

Teams Complete Pitch Decks version 1.0

Teams Meet Angel Investors & Successful Entrepreneurs

in Speed Dating Style

Passions to Business Ideas. Quick Brainstorming on Business Opportunities and Startup Ideas

Market Research

Teams Practice their Pitches v1.0

Teams Reflect & Revise based on Multiple Feedback

from 

Angel Investors & Successful Entrepreneurs

Cohort

Brainstorms

Product Ideas

Teams Build Pitch Decks

Feedback from Facilitators

Reflections, Observations, & Dialogue

Form

Teams

Reflections, Observations, & Dialogue

Teams Practice their Pitches v2.0

Reflections, Observations, & Dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

DAY

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

PROGRAM

Building Product & Integrating

with Technology

Branding, Products, Create Companies, & Team Presentations

Team Presentations/

One-on-One with the Facilitators

Dolphin Tank & Graduation

LEADERSHIP VALUE

Creative & Resourceful

Articulate

Open-Minded

Resilient

& Flexible

Confident

& Articulate

TOPICS/

ACTIVITIES

Workshop:

How to Build an APP and Website

Workshop:

Branding

Workshop:

Presentation Skills

Teams Practice

Presentations

Team Members Complete:

1) Product

Design/

Prototype

2) Market 

Research

3) Website/

APP

Teams Revise Pitch Decks

Teams Revise and Present

Pitch Decks with facilitators

DOLPHIN TANK

Teams present pitch decksto Investors (VCs)

 

 

Teams Practice Pitches

with Cohorts and Facilitators

 

Final

Run Through

Of Pitch Decks

Graduation

Payment methods:

    1. Cheques /Local Demand draft  
        Payable to Sunway University Sdn Bhd 

    2. Online banking  
         Account name :   Sunway University Sdn Bhd
         Bank Name       :   HSBC Bank (M) Bhd
         AC No                :   352-512-164-101 

Camp Cancellation Policy:

  1. 15 May - 15 June : Receive a full refund, excluding a MYR 300 processing fee per participant canceled.
  2. 16 June - 16 July : Receive a refund of 25% paid camp fee.
  3. After 16 July         : No refunds.

A few other things to note:

  1. This policy includes all camp cancellations, regardless of original sign-up date.
  2. We will credit refunds to the original payment method.
  3. If child does not complete the camp, the fees are not refunded or prorated for days of camp missed due to illness or injury.
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