Program Details

WHO:

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

CLASS SIZE:

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.

WHEN:

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.

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 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

COST:

$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.

MEALS:

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

WHERE:

Fibercove @ 1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704