You don’t have to be old to start something new.
what is it?
A modular version of CO.STARTERS Core designed to help teens start something new.
CO.STARTERS Generator helps teens generate, test, and launch ideas. Use this program to help inspire entrepreneurial thinking in youth and connect with local families. When young people get excited, it spreads to the rest of the community.
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Why it works
CO.STARTERS Generator packages the general principles and framework behind CO.STARTERS Core into an inspiring experience for young people.
Each session of CO.STARTERS Generator is a standalone unit dedicated to a specific theme: Ideate, Discover, Build, and Launch. You have the freedom to arrange the modules to best fit participant needs.
This program is all about giving teens of all learning styles the chance to create and build something of their own, which builds confidence and independence at a critical age for the development of those skills.
Simulate real world collaboration
Collaboration is an essential skill in the real world of starting something new. This program ensures that teens are given the chance to collaborate on a project of their own creation outside the classroom.
CO.STARTERS Generator comes with the following four modules.
Help participants come up with ideas for projects by exploring their passions and identifying problems in the community.
Lead participants in self-discovery, helping them understand personal strengths, limitations, and the importance of having the right people on your team.
Using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, provide an intuitive visual map to help students understand, organize, and test their ideas.
While the first three modules give a high level understanding of all the elements needed to launch their projects, the Launch module allows some groups to go more in-depth in certain areas.
What is it?
Our flagship business launching program walks a cohort of entrepreneurs through business fundamentals as they test and refine their business models. The program is designed to be facilitated by a trusted local business leader and delivered in 10 sessions.
Who it's for
This program is a great tool for engaging teens in a school or other extracurricular environment. Unlike other CO.STARTERS programs, participants don't need to come in with a specific idea to work on.
Teens who participate in CO.STARTERS Generator will leave with:
Pride in having done something real and meaningful
Excitement in exploring their passions
A deeper understanding of how to figure out whether or not an idea is good and how to change it to make it work
The ability to articulate how their ideas work
Don't take our word for it.
“This bootcamp was so helpful in breaking down what business even IS, and making steps seem manageable. Everyone was so kind and encouraging and eager to offer ideas and feedback. I'm forever thankful for the confidence I'm walking away with as a new business owner!”
“This was a perfect introduction to starting a business, and also to meet like minded individuals.”