Welcome to Jumpstart Kids 2018
Jumpstart Kids is a one-week summer program for kidtrepreneurs aged 8-12.
This program is run by Jumpstart Media, a hybrid digital and print platform focusing on the startup community in the Asia Pacific region.
A look back at our 2017 program
Our kidtrepreneur is reading the comic-style book they co-authored.
Nigel shared his takeaways from the workshop.
Washing hands is never as easy as you thought.
Hello Toby connected us with Hip Hop teacher so that everybody can show their moves in class!
Kevin from ORii taught the students how to approach problems through design thinking.
All the proceeds from Jumpstart Kids 2017 were donated to Hong Kong Dog Rescue.
Jumpstart Kids 2017 Highlights
Pascale, 2017 Kidtrepreneur
"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, 2017 Kidtrepreneur, 11 years old
James Kwan, Managing Director of Jumpstart Media:
Pars, 2017 Kidtrepreneur, 8 years old:
Topics for Jumpstart Kids 2018
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 Next Chapter.
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.
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.
Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it's solution focused and action-oriented towards creating a preferred future.
Students will have a chance to consider resources available to them and brainstorm on how to generate innovative ideas over a short period of time. 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.
Public speaking is the process of communicating information to a large group of audience. It is one of the most important and most dreaded forms of communication. However, mastering this essential skill can help kids to gain self-confidence and convey messages effectively.
Teamwork is a crucial part in many settings. It requires collaborative efforts of a team to achieve a common goal. Some people are shy, some people are loud; some people are outspoken and others may enjoy writing. Everyone is a unique individual. How can everyone work together and make a conscious decision while having different opinions?
Date: Monday, July 23 2018- Friday, July 27 2018
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
$3,995 (Sibling Discount Available!)
Sign-up soon to claim your spot.
Sibling sign-up will enjoy a 5% discount.
Spaces - Sun House**
181 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(**scheduled to open mid-July. In the event the opening is delayed, the classes will take place at the following address: Regus, The Lee Gardens 3, 4/F, 5/F & 6/F, 10 Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay)
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 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 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.
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.
Q. How many students will be taking this workshop?
Classes are capped at the range of 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 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! Healthy lunches and natural juices will be provided daily. If your child has any allergies please let us know in advance. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch.
Q. How do I sign-up?
Fill out the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you individually after we receive your form.
Q. If I want to cancel after registration, will I receive a refund?
Cancel class before 1 May - 100% Refund
Cancel class before 1 June - 50% Refund
No refund is allowed after 1 July
Sponsor a scholarship for future Kidtrepreneurs
These scholarships will be awarded to students from band 2 to 3 local schools who are in under-represented communities. We have 4 scholarships remaining at 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 in the book.
If you would like to participate in this year’s event as a sponsor, please email us at email@example.com or call Chloe (+852 5426 5703) with the level of sponsorship you could provide.