Startup Tech Intro is a blended learning tech-entrepreneurship course that asks students to identify ways to improve their world and to build marketable digital solutions using MIT App Inventor. Students create an original app that addresses a community need, develop a corresponding original abbreviated business plan and marketing materials, and present in a Startup Showcase expo for the chance to win funding and publicity.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: The Network For Teaching EntrepreneurshipOrganization Street Address: 2401 Walnut StreetOrganization City, State, Zip: Suite 102Organization Phone Number: 267-969-2347Short Description of Organization:
NFTE empowers youth to approach the world with an innovator's eye and a founder's grit, not only through the NFTE course but for the rest of their lives.Program Street Address: 2401 Walnut Street
19103Program Phone Number: 267-969-2347Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Workforce DevelopmentDoes your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Computer Science
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): During school
- West Philadelphia
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- 7th - 8th grade
- 9th -12th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups onlyCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
Our programs are taught by certified teachers and are modifiable to accommodate many students with special needs.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: NoIs transportation to and from your program provided?: No we travel to sites and students.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTSPlease place your additional comments in the section below.:
Our program professionally develops already hired teachers within low income schools and districts. If you are interested in becoming a NFTE Startup Tech teacher or are a school leader at a school that would like to incorporate our programming, please reach out!