• Topics

    The course is going to cover the following topics:

    Sharing Economy

    Sharing Economy is a model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else. For example, Uber and Airbnb.

    Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding is a way to fund a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount. Well-known platforms for crowdfunding are Kickstarter, Indiegoo and NextChaper.

    Travel Tech

    Travel Tech is also called Tourism Technology. It is the application of Information Technology (IT) or Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Examples would be Kayak, SkyScanner and Expedia.

    E-commerce

    E-commerce is a transaction of buying or selling online, that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. For instance, Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba.

    Social Enterprise

    A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. Clean the World would be one of the examples.

    Media and Publishing

    Publishing is the activity of making information available to the general public. Media includes every broadcasting medium such as the internet, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone and fax. Example would be Jumpstart Magazine.

  • Skills

    What are the skills your kids will learn?

    Brainstorming

    Students will have a chance to consider resources available to them and brainstorm on how to generate income over a short period.

     

    We will be using mind mapping strategies to generate as many ideas as possible and deduction method to narrow down our focus to the best idea to start working on.

    Budgeting

    During the process of generating ideas, we will also be looking into budgeting and how we can design/produce our products/services using the limited resources that are available to us.

     

    We will be learning basic accounting as well as profit and loss calculations for every business project that we will be attempting in order to figure out which project will generate the most revenue for the least effort/resource.

    Market Research

    What are some of the gaps in the marketplace? Who and where is your target audience?

     

    Students will conduct internet research and surveys to answer these questions and to help define what startup idea they come up with.

    Packaging

    How can we create attractive packaging that's also environmentally friendly and not expensive?

     

    We'll explore what's available to come up with interesting packaging ideas.

    Blogging

    Students will have a chance to record their journeys by writing a daily blog about their experience, ideas and discoveries.

    Teamwork

    Some kids are shy, some are loud, some are great at presenting, others may enjoy writing.

     

    How can everyone work together, participate, make new friends and have fun?

  • Jumpstart Kids 2017 Highlight Video

    What have our kidtreprenuers learned?

  • Jumpstart Kids 2017 Highlights

    Pascale Genee, Participant,

    "We learned a lot about crowdfunding, I'd never even heard of crowdfunding before, but now I know a lot about it. Next Chapter is a cool idea and I might go on it."

    Gus Leung, Participant, 11 years old:

    "I like ORII because they had this design thinking workshop where multiple people develop one idea and combine to make it an even better idea."

    James Kwan, Managing Director of Jumpstart Media

     

    "This summer, we had two wonderful Jumpstart Kids sessions. Our goal was to inspire future kidtrepreneurs through fun learning. No homework, no pitching, no pressure. Some of our activities included hip hop dancing, beatboxing, design thinking, playing video games, learning about the history of board games, crowdfunding and more. You might be wondering how kids could learn about entrepreneurship when they are having so much fun? Our modules were taught by amazing startup founders and each activity was directly related to their businesses! The kids, aged 8 to 12 years old, were immersed in the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur. We even helped them launch their very first crowdfunding campaign for this book. Jumpstart Media began this program solely for the benefit of our future generation, as an attempt to inspire today’s children to explore their entrepreneurial spirit and reach their creative potential. We hope that our non-traditional curriculum will provide a memorable and fun experience for the kids and also encourage them to take risks in their future entrepreneurial endeavors. All the profit generated from this program was donated to charity!"

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    "I like Nanoleaf because they let us play with the lights and it was really cool. It's the next generation of lighting!"

  • Location

    TBC

  • Program Details

    Details to be announced soon.

     

    Date: TBC

    $3,995 (Sibling Discount Available!)

    Sign-up soon to claim your spot.

    Sibling Discount

    Sibling sign up in pair will enjoy 5% discount.

  • Facilitators

    James Kwan

    James is the Managing Director of Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong’s first startup print publication launched in 2014. Jumpstart has grown to become a well known magazine in Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding startup community.

     

    James is originally from New York, a father of 3 kids and a serial entrepreneur. His first summer job at age 14 was a summer camp counselor. He’s excited to work with kids this summer and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs!

    Anita Chan

    Anita Chan is one of the Co-Founders of Sam the Local, a platform that connects people for private, customized experiences. She is also the Director of Community Engagement and contributor at Jumpstart Magazine. Prior to founding Sam the Local, Anita worked at Crocs in regional marketing and Logitech in project management and communications.

     

    Anita is originally from San Francisco, and fell in love with Hong Kong during a vacation, and made it a point to move here.

    Chloe Wong

    Chloe is currently the Associate Director of Content Development at Jumpstart Magazine, overseeing the strategy and execution of content production dedicated to the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong.

     

    She cut her teeth on working as a journalist and news anchor on multiple projects which entailed interviewing an array of startup founders, investors, and industry experts. Chloe will introduce the kids how to tell stories in a compelling way and show them how storytelling can be a powerful tool to market them ideas and products.

     

  • FAQ's

    Q. How many students will be taking this workshop?

    Classes are capped at the range of 10 to 20 students, with a guarantee of 4-to-1 student to teacher ratio.

     

    Q. My child is very quiet/introverted. Will he/she be able to fit into a group setting?

    We believe that the key to being able to effectively work together in groups is to tap into the group dynamics which often consist of people from different and diverse backgrounds, character traits and talents. The small group settings (4-6 children) will ensure that the children have plenty of opportunities to get comfortable with each other, to share/interact/exchange ideas and to form meaningful relationships with their teammates. We believe that these small group settings are the best place for children to develop their self-confidence and communication skills while learning to work together towards a common goal.

     

    Q. Is lunch included?

    Yes! Lunches/drinks will be provided daily. Sandwiches/drinks/fruit. If your child has any allergies please let us know in advance. You're also welcome to bring a lunch with you.

     

    Q. How do I sign-up?

    Simply email us to receive an application and payment information.

     

    Q. If I want to cancel after registration, will I receive a refund?

    Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for early-bird registration. However, if you choose to withdraw from the class before 14 May. We can grant you a 100% credit for our future classes.

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