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OUR MISSION
» Engage, excite and educate students about:
– Launching their very own unique startup,
– Developing a busines...
» Founded June 2015
» Initially a coding focused study group that
morphed into a semester long education that
jumpstarts e...
“Silicon Valley does well because of the learning,
innovation opportunity, that makes so many rich and the
world a better ...
Summer 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
2017 Spring
Saratoga:
Coding Study
Group launched
Saratoga: Entrep...
FALL 2017 LOCATIONS
East Palo Alto* Oakland
San Leandro* Charlotte NC
Pleasanton San Jose #2
Fremont San Jose #3
San Jose ...
WHO CAN ENROLL?
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 No per-requisite is required to join, just a creative
inquisitive mind and a desire to learn
 Geared ...
WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN?
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-Three modules, each providing students the fundamentals
needed to launch their own startup
Modu...
WHERE DOES THE SUPPORT OR
FUNDING COME FROM?
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- City of San Jose Library System with the support of Mayor Sam
Liccardo
- ...
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Module 1 is typically taught by Industry executives
Module 2 is startup team oriented learning, aided by
industry mento...
WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD?
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• Classes are held for an hour every Saturday or Sunday
• The same curriculum is run every semes...
WHY LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP?
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 Solve a problem of the world, make the world a
better place
 Feel the rush of seeing your i...
How did the Silicon Valley Youth Tech Day
go in 2017?
4th
4th
www.SiliconValleyCoders.org
www.Facebook.com/groups/siliconvalleycoders
Email subscription: http://groups.google.com/group...
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Who Are We - Silicon Valley Young Coders Club

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  2. 2. OUR MISSION » Engage, excite and educate students about: – Launching their very own unique startup, – Developing a business plan and – Collaborating and teaming to – Execute a project plan towards a – Working prototype of their product
  3. 3. » Founded June 2015 » Initially a coding focused study group that morphed into a semester long education that jumpstarts entrepreneurship efforts and tech creativity for middle school and high school students. » New locations launched every semester » Founded by Saratoga High School student Shivaum Kumar THE START: A CODING STUDY GROUP
  4. 4. “Silicon Valley does well because of the learning, innovation opportunity, that makes so many rich and the world a better place. I thought, why not provide that opportunity to students everywhere? That is why I started the Silicon Valley Coders Club to teach entrepreneurship to students, to show them how they could launch a startup, what it takes to be part of Silicon Valley’s innovation economy” - Shivaum Kumar, Founder WHY STARTUP BOOT CAMP? ADDRESSING A GAP
  5. 5. Summer 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2016 2017 Spring Saratoga: Coding Study Group launched Saratoga: Entrepreneurship Boot Camp launched San Jose Livermore Saratoga Pleasanton Fremont San Jose Livermore Saratoga NEW LOCATIONS EVERY SEMESTER East Palo Alto San Leandro Pleasanton Fremont San Jose Livermore Saratoga 12 Locations See next slide
  6. 6. FALL 2017 LOCATIONS East Palo Alto* Oakland San Leandro* Charlotte NC Pleasanton San Jose #2 Fremont San Jose #3 San Jose #1 Milpitas Livermore Los Altos/ Los Altos Hills Saratoga Union City * Taking a break
  7. 7. WHO CAN ENROLL? 7  No per-requisite is required to join, just a creative inquisitive mind and a desire to learn  Geared towards middle school and high school students. But..."no child left behind”  There is no charge to attend any of the locations
  8. 8. WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN? 8 -Three modules, each providing students the fundamentals needed to launch their own startup Module 1, Entrepreneurship 101, B-school format education, demonstrates what it takes to turn an idea into a business plan. A finished business plan is the output Module 2, Product Development. Mentoring based collaborative teamwork coding/development of that business plan into a an almost working prototype/product. Module 3 (Spring only) Silicon Valley Youth Technology Day to meet Silicon Valley executives, students showcase working prototype, and top teams from each location pitch to get startup seed funding. NOTE: Pitch fests conducted every semester
  9. 9. WHERE DOES THE SUPPORT OR FUNDING COME FROM? 9 - City of San Jose Library System with the support of Mayor Sam Liccardo - City of Oakland Library System with support of Mayor Libby Schaaf - School District - San Leandro Library System - YMCA East Palo Alto - Corporate partners - Many religious organizations
  10. 10. 10 Module 1 is typically taught by Industry executives Module 2 is startup team oriented learning, aided by industry mentors and overview sessions Module 3 provides students an opportunity to meet very successful executives from Silicon Valley companies at the Silicon Valley Youth Tech Day – you can see the 2017 flyer later in this presentation Pitch Fest is typically judged by Silicon Valley executives and Venture Capital investors WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?
  11. 11. WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD? 11 • Classes are held for an hour every Saturday or Sunday • The same curriculum is run every semester (Fall and Spring)
  12. 12. WHY LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP? 12  Solve a problem of the world, make the world a better place  Feel the rush of seeing your idea come alive and millions using your product, your idea  ….while you (hopefully) make a lot of money
  13. 13. How did the Silicon Valley Youth Tech Day go in 2017?
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  16. 16. www.SiliconValleyCoders.org www.Facebook.com/groups/siliconvalleycoders Email subscription: http://groups.google.com/group/SiliconValleyCoders (Under 501C3 Tax Id 46-1442459 Questions? shivaum1<at>gmail.com RSVP: tinyurl.com/StartupBootCamp4Kids http://www.siliconvalleycoders.org/about-us

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