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Startup Weekend: Youth Edition

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Fostering Creativity in Young Entrepreneurs!

Startup Weekend Youth Edition is specially designed for the next generation’s entrepreneurs, 5th–8th graders. If you’ve participated in a Startup Weekend in the past, this is something different, something special. We will create an atmosphere of exercises and experiences that will inspire creative ideas in young minds and help kids to learn how to move those ideas forward towards action, and in the process, collaborate with their peers.

Today's youth are full of creative ideas for how to make lives and the world a better place. This will be a place for them to take those ideas and move them towards reality. This event will also help build confidence in creating a sharing ideas for those that tend to keep them inward. They will jump in with hands on activities that help them identify a challenge to solve, learn to understand the end customer or user, work effectively with others, and in the end, build something they are proud of.

Here’s how it works

Just like regular Startup Weekends, participants form teams. We will rotate the teams through different activity centers, each focusing on a different facet of ideation and execution. Each activity will emphasize a different aspect of creativity, idea formation, product building, and refining the story into a short presentation. There will be varying ways in which the children will be able to play and explore as well as challenge and express themselves.

Parents are invited to participate and be a part of the action! Join your children to help foster their ideas and guide them. Watch and be inspired by the entrepreneurial process at work as they are mentored by some of the best creative and business minds in Seattle. There will be two half-day events; one in the morning and one in an afternoon. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch (which we will provide) as we conduct some lunch-time ice-breaker activities.

Sign up now!

With this event, we are trying something new, so we are limiting participation for each morning and afternoon. By registering at our [Eventbrite page], you can be sure to reserve a place for you and/or your kids at the time you want. First come, first serve. We will need a release and contact information to be provided for each child that allows us to document their experience at the event.

Youth Coupon Code

Please be sure to use the coupon code SEATTLEYOUTH5683 to get 50% off the cost of a youth ticket, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Intel!

About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots, non-profit movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 200+ countries around the world. Startup Weekend: Youth Edition Seattle is one of hundreds of Startup Weekends around the globe competing for special prizes from companies like Google and Coca Cola under the banner of the Global Startup Battle!

This year we are launching the first Startup Weekend: Youth Edition in several cities around the globe and we are excited to launch the first Seattle Youth Edition!

Students / Youth
Entrepreneurs / Startups
Investors / Mentors
  • When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Start: 23 November 2013
  • End: 23 November 2013
City Hall - City of Seattle


601 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA

What is GEW

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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