summer institute students

Young Innovators Program

The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. We help kids uncover their passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students learn design methods and get hands-on experience building new business offerings.

Young Innovators ProgramSession One: July 9-15

Session Two: July 16-22

The Young Innovators Program Helps Youth Build Big Ideas!

Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, the FDS experience is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our global network of entrepreneurs. Throughout the program they develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.

Areas of Exploration

  • Real World Challenges and Opportunities
  • Design Thinking Strategy
  • Customer Discovery
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User Testing and Iterating on Feedback
  • Business Model Generation
  • Presentation Skills

Family and friends are invited to attend Demo Day on the final session date to watch their children in action pitching their designs.  Throughout the program participants get hands-on experience with leading design methods taught by a team of passionate educators and are inspired by startup founders from the community.

Partnership Language for Schools:

[School Name] has worked with FDS to create a unique summer camp experience that enables students to develop the essential innovation skill-sets they need to be future-ready.

The Young Innovators Program being offered at [School Name] will empower kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Kids will uncover their own passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students will learn design methods and get hands-on experience building a business. Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, Young Innovators is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Throughout the program, participants develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.