StartUp to Achieve Program: Chicago’s CEO Tween Scene
StartUp to Achieve® Summer Incubator Program: A program for our youngest CEO’s in Chicago. Be part of Chicago’s Tween Innovative Entrepreneur Program.
First Shark Tank for Kids?
In the spirit of innovation and to meet the needs of our youngest entrepreneurs, Chicago’s StartUp to Achieve Kid CEOs (ages 11-14) are ready to take on the world with their business ideas. This summer, they will have the chance. The students will set goals, develop their StartUp Big Idea, establish their brand, spread the word through various means and explore funding — just like a real business. Kids enrolled in StartUp to Achieve will be coached by the best of the brightest entrepreneurs at the CIE at the University of Chicago who will help students to crystalize and present their ideas at the end of the two-week session.
If you know of any young students, ages 11-14 who may find interest in taking part of this great StartUp program, please reach out for scholarship information and/or to begin the process at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
StartUp to Achieve® Summer Incubator Tween Program:
GreenApple® Campus has launched a partnership with the Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago to bring opportunities through the StartUp to Achieve® Summer Incubator Program. This is an opportunity for local Chicago tweens to innovate, grow, learn and move hands-on by creating and understanding the infrastructure of a business.
GreenApple® Campus is Chicago’s leading provider of STEM and STEAM programming for children. They are partnering with the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) at the University of Chicago to provide a two week incubator program that helps the next generation of innovators creatively apply technology and business concepts to unlock potential opportunities.
“We are thrilled to have the CIE at the University of Chicago on board as our partner for this summer’s StartUp to Achieve program,” GreenApple® Campus founder Dee Guiney says. “The University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to business incubation and collaboration are right in line with what we want our budding entrepreneurs to model.”
“The CIE was created to connect entrepreneurs to resources and provide a supportive environment in which to found and grow their own businesses,” said John Flavin, executive director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange. “The Startup to Achieve program does the same for young entrepreneurs, giving them practice solving problems, working in teams, and building businesses. The skills they learn during the program will be useful whether they choose a traditional career path or come back to the CIE to create or grow their own startup in the future.”
Who, When and Where:
The StartUp to Achieve Summer Incubator runs from July 27 to August 7 (2 weeks) from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday at the Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago located at 1452 E. 53rd St. in Chicago. StartUp to Achieve is for kids in grades 6 through 9 and costs $1200 for two weeks.
If you know a child who would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact via email to begin the process: email@example.com.
About GreenApple® Campus:
GreenApple® Campus is an educational not-for-profit 501©3 organization. Their mission is to inspire the innovators of the future through creative and challenging STEM or STEAM programs for kids. Programs are rich in science, technology, engineering, math, architecture, design and invention. Program categories include Robotics & Invention, Digital Media & Technology, Coding, Adventure with LEGO, ThinkTinkering and the StartUp to Achieve incubator program. GreenApple® Campus has been offering programs since 2003. Visit http://www.greenapplecamps.org for more information.
About the Chicago Innovation Exchange:
The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) at the University of Chicago provides space for proof-of-concept work, business incubation, collaboration opportunities, and programming to facilitate innovation and commercialization. Local entrepreneurs, as well as UChicago faculty, students, and staff, are welcome to become members of the CIE.