Event: STEMpreneur 2016

Image from STEMed Labs Facebook page
Image from STEMed Labs Facebook page
Image from STEMed Labs Facebook page

STEMed Labs is an Austin-based non-profit organization which works to increase opportunities for children to have exposure to innovative and experiential STEM education programs with the goal of producing a workforce ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

In 2015, STEMed Labs collaborated with 3 Day Startup to create a unique experience for local high school students – STEMpreneur – which included:

  • Pi Bytes – A four-Saturday camp that teaches students concepts in computer science, electronics, and engineering using the Rasperry Pi platform.
  • 3 Day Startup – An intensive entrepreneurship program where students go from concept to polished pitches in the course of a single weekend.

These programs were offered free, thanks to sponsors and partners. Based on the response from 2015, STEMpreneur is happening again in 2016.
Pi Bytes will take place Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, and Feb. 20 from 1pm-5pm at Connally High School. The 3 Day Startup Bootcamp will take place Feb. 20 from 9am-11am at Connally High School. The 3 Day Startup Weekend will take place Friday, Feb. 26 from 6pm-10pm; Saturday, Feb 27 from 9am-9pm and Sunday, Feb 28 from 9am-6:30pm at Capital Factory.

The application process consists of the following steps:

  1. Submit an online application for either one or both of the two program components based on your interests
  2. If selected, you will be contacted to schedule a required phone interview
  3. Successfully complete your phone interview

Due to limited space, apply as soon as possible. Applications to Pi Bytes are due January 9, 2016. The notification deadline is January 16. Applications to the 3 Day Startup are due January 23, 2016. The notification deadline is January 30.

For more information on the program, click here.

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".