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Jumpstart Magazine launches ‘Jumpstart Kids,’ a summer program to spawn the next generation of young entrepreneurs
Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong’s first print publication dedicated to startups and SMEs, is launching a summer program to inspire entrepreneurship in local youth.
The hands-on program intended to inspire kids to launch a business and will guide kids (8-12 years) through every step of the startup launch process. They’ll learn both entrepreneurial and life skills such as creative brainstorming, blogging, budgeting, packaging and basic accounting. They’ll be given the freedom to explore, critique, implement ideas and experience the real-life highs and lows of startup life.
“There will be failure for sure,” says Yana Robbins, founder of Jumpstart Magazine and one of the co-founders of the program, “and the kids will learn to pick up and try again. They will know the meaning of ‘pivot’ by the end of the session, a popular phrase among entrepreneurs”. She goes on to say “We don’t know what ideas they will come up with. They may end up baking, painting, or making videos. “We are excited to hear their ideas and support the process.”
Queenie Tan, the other Co-founder is a published parenting book author and a Montessori teacher of 16 years. Although Tan has been running a small-scale version of the program for her kids and their friends in the neighborhood during the holidays, the program will now be able to reach a larger audience. “Our goal is to give them the system, the tools and the support that they need so they can develop the resilience they’ll need to succeed,” said Tan.
Spots in the program are limited to 15 kids with a guaranteed five-to-one student-teacher ratio, with daily vegetarian lunches included. Jumpstart Kids has also teamed up with Chewswize.com, a healthy snack delivery startup in Hong Kong, to provide brain food for the young first-time founders.
At the end of the two weeks, the kids will have their names and photos published in an eBook on Amazon and also be featured in a Jumpstart Magazine article about the program.
About Jumpstart Kids
A two-week summer program for kid entrepreneurs ages 8-12, run by Jumpstart Magazine. The bootcamp-style program, developed for 8-12 year-olds, will be held in Sheung Wan at Paperclip Startup Campus and will run Monday to Friday (July 11-22, 10am – 1pm). Kids will learn skills like creative brainstorming, market research, packaging their product, budgeting, blogging and how to work in a group. An early bird registration by June 1st is $5,000 HKD with the regular price at $6,500 HKD. http://www.jumpstartkids.hk
About Jumpstart Magazine
Jumpstart Magazine is Hong Kong’s first print publication dedicated to startups and small businesses. The magazine first launched in 2014 and has grown to be a well-known brand in Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding startup community. Jumpstart covers everything from the latest tools and trends to crowdfunding, fintech, marketing, apps and more. Free copies are available at over 350 locations and read by over 15,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers and investors.
Media contact: Yana Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org