A high school startup-style summer camp




14-18 year-olds


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9.30am - 4.30pm Camp Session
9.00am - 5.00pm Doors Open


Develop the skills needed to  
build a product from scratch

Gain the confidence to
solve a problem

Join a community of
collaborators & mentors

Learn from industry professionals with 
exclusive speaker sessions


$1600 Core Program - 2 Weeks
$800 Entrepreneurship Camp - 1 Week
(scholarships available)

Practical skill development:

  • Programming
  • User experience and design
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Team building and collaboration

No prior experience needed!

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Education: More Than Just Getting a Job

It's about finding a path in life where passion, proficiency and paychecks align. 

We call this alignment the Spark.

Our mission at Austin Spark League is to immerse kids in solving problems with technology, show them the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and expose them to the idea of the Spark.

Because we believe that's really where the magic happens.

What's your Spark?

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Solving real-world problems

Students are most engaged when learning about topics they care about. We help them find those topics - then develop, test, and iterate solutions, preparing them for how problem solving is done at the best companies in the world. 

Collaborative & hands-on

There will be whiteboarding, workshops, heads-down creation time, and a lot of hands-on interaction from industry professionals. In every digital project team there are many roles such as Designer, Developer, Project Manager, QA, and User Experience to name a few. Each student will explore these various roles to find the one that fits them the best. 

Project Based Learning
Austin Spark League's setting is collaborative, not lecture based.

Students don't just learn a narrow strip of skills; instead we focus on developing a robust core of 21st-century competencies:

  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Innovation

Learn more about Project Based Learning

Plus loads of fun too...

Every student gets a Pebble Smartwatch

as their coding, design, and problem solving platform.

Programming / Coding / Engineering:

Wearables & smartwatches are the fastest growing category in technology. Every student gets a Pebble Smartwatch and will go home having created their first app on day one. The Pebble development platform is ideal for both beginners and advanced students.

This program isn't just for aspiring programmers. It's critical to understand code to be a productive member of any technology team.

Skills Learned:

  • C programming language
  • JavaScript (optional)
  • Mobile app development (optional)
  • Agile development processes


Every member of a successful technology team needs to understand and respect design principles to develop great products. 

Students will leverage Design Thinking to create great apps on their Pebble. 

Skills Learned:

  • User experience (UX)
  • User interface design
  • Visual design
  • Rapid prototyping

Business Development

Just because you build it, doesn't mean the customers will come. Students will learn that successfully launching a product is about identifying a market need and building new solutions.

 Skills Learned:

  • Lean product development
  • Entrepreneurship fundamentals 
  • Market validation techniques 
  • Project management

Program Details


Open to all students entering 9th-12th grades in the fall of 2016.


Approximately 30 students.

Like a startup, students will be operate in small teams and will have guidance from active technology, design, and business professionals. 

Coursework is typically split into two groups (beginner and advanced, based on technical skill and experience), and is run by a lead and assistant instructor. Each class includes numerous mentors (both high school students and industry professionals). The typical student:teacher/mentor ratio is about 1:6.


July 18th - August 5th, 2016

Two-week Main Session: July 18th - 29th. Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm.

The main session will cover programming, design, collaboration, and some elements of business development. By the end of the session students will have worked in teams to brainstorm, build, and refine multiple real-world products.

Optional 'Entrepreneurship Deep Dive' Session: August 1st - 5th.  Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm.

In this week we cover everything it takes to launch and market a product in the real world. The class will culminate in a Create-a-thon where students will team up, build a product, and then present their solution to peers, parents, and the community.

Doors are open from 9.00a - 5.00p so feel free to drop in early or pick up late.




  • A new community of like minded peers (friends) 
  • The knowledge that you can build something from scratch
  • Industry veterans as mentors
  • Access to exclusive talks from industry professionals
  • Pebble smartwatch
  • Class t-shirt


$1600 per student + $800 for the optional 'Entrepreneurship Deep Dive' week. Includes a Pebble smartwatch for every student.

We want to ensure anyone who wants to attend can, regardless of their financial situation. We will be offering a limited number of scholarships to those who qualify. Please fill out an application, and let us know during the interview process if you are in need of this assistance.


Bring your own lunch, or grab something from one of the cool spots nearby.


Fibercove @ 1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704