• Welcome to Jumpstart Kids, Hong Kong Summer 2017!

    Is your kid ready to be the next kid-trepreneur?


    Jumpstart Kids is excited to announce it will host the most unique kid focused Summer startup bootcamp anywhere in Asia! Your child will be totally immersed in the Hong Kong startup ecosystem every single minute of our 5 day x morning AM bootcamp.


    Jumpstart Magazine is committed to inspiring our next generation in exploring their entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. Our 5-day morning program is designed to introduce your child to the kid-trepreneur "way of life". Our approach is to teach in an interactive, hands on and fun way. Through our holistic approach, we encourage our students to brainstorm and think out loud.


    About Jumpstart Kids


    Jumpstart Kids is a 5-day morning interactive program that allows your kids fully immersed in the startup world. Each day, students will be introduced to new topics to include social impact startups, sharing economy startups, crowdfunding platforms, media and publishing platforms. In each workshop, they will be presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Towards the end, we will help them to self-publish a book. All the profit generated from the program will be donated to charity.


    Program Highlights:

    • Certificate of completion
    • Self - publish a book 
    • Multi-partnership approaches
    • Write-up in Jumpstart Magazine about the program with your kid’s names/photos (with permission)

    Topics to be covered:


    • Media and publishing
    • Social enterprise
    • Crowdfunding
    • Sharing economy
    • E-commerce
    • Travel Tech
  • 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 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 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?


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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 2016 Highlights

    What do Jumpstart Kids say about the program?

    Natasha Grabner, Participant, 9 years old:


    "Overall I had a fantastic time with Jumpstart Kids and met some new friends. I learnt how to have great etiquette, how to be a writer and how to have good teamwork. The course was excellent and I really enjoyed it!"

    Regina Larko, Host & Producer of #impact Podcast:


    "Yana put together an engaging, educational and fun program for young entrepreneurs in the making. The goal to write, publish and fund a book on a topic that the children would need to identify, research and market, was a challenge that the Jumpstart Kids took on with great enthusiasm. It was a privilege to be part of this program, co-teach with Yana and follow them all the way to the book signing day."


    Bernice Lee, Director:


    "I was a guest instructor for Jumpstart Kids in Hong Kong. I taught the children essential business etiquette, including how to shake hands and how to give and receive business cards. I was impressed by Yana Robbins' boundless energy and passion for bringing entrepreneurialism to school-aged children. Her commitment was borne out by their project: a book about how to babysit young children. Not only did she guide them through the process of generating the ideas and marketing it - she arranged a book signing and arranged for it to be distributed in local bookshops! Yana embodies the spirit of startups and I'm delighted that she's bringing it to the children of New York City."

    Heinrich Grabner, parent:


    "What a great idea to teach and train the young ones with something relevant and useful. Natasha entered the course not knowing what really to expect. However, after the first day and for the duration of the course I had a very excited child, telling my wife and I every day the ideas her group had for their project, how they implemented ideas and how they will raise enough money to have the book published and sold at the bookstore. An essential for the young Generation Z's where they learn idea generation, implementation, crowdfunding and project management skills."

  • Location

    The workshop will be held at Playground.Work, Sheung Wan

    Venue: 11/F, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

  • Program Details

    Act now and sign up for our 2017 session! [First-come, first-served]


    Batch A: 3-7 Jul, 2017 , 9:30am - 12:30pm (Full)

    Batch B: 7-11 Aug, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Full)

    $3,995 (Sibling Discount Available!)

    We'll be accepting up to 15 applicants for our summer course. 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 15 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.

  • Sign Up Now!

    Please fill out the form in order to register for the course.

    We will review your application and send you a more detailed formed together with payment instructions to you shortly.


    Early-bird rate ends on15 May, 2017