• 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 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

    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!"

    Pars Sonmezsoy, Participant, 8 years old:

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

  • Location


  • Program Details

    Date: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
    Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    $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 Media, 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 Media. 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 Media, 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.


    Tiffany Wong

    As the Associate Director of Content Operations at Jumpstart Media, Tiffany looks after the production and distribution of the magazine, and the operation of Jumpstart’s digital platforms to make sure everything works well. She also does most of the designs and layouts for Jumpstart’s both print and digital publications, as well as marketing materials.


    She has a lot of ideas and is keen on trying out different ways of realizing them. She will help the kids in developing their ideas and forming workable solutions.

  • 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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  • Sponsor a scholarship for a future “Kidtrepreneur”

    The sponsorship for a future “Kidtrepreneur” is now open to apply!

    These scholarships will be awarded to students from band 2 to 4 local schools who are under-represented communities. You can sponsor up to 10 scholarships (HK$3,995 per scholarship).


    By the end of the program, we will help the kids to self-publish a book about their startup journey. You will be recognized as a scholarship sponsor.


    If you would like to participate in this year’s event as a sponsor, please email us at info@jumpstartmag.com or call James (+852 5182 9550) with the level of sponsorship you could provide.