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For High-School Students

June 17 - 28 (Lisbon) • July 1 - 12 (Porto) • July 15 - 26 (Lisbon)

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Learn the skills necessary to make a real impact in the world and succeed in the future of work!
Apply today to join young entrepreneurs, innovators and designers in this fun, experiential learning experience led by innovation experts from New York City and Lisbon.

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What is it about?

A two-week innovation and entrepreneurship program that offers high school students firsthand experience in the innovation process. Collaboratively, teens will design and pitch a new business, product, or service aimed at solving real-world problems and challenges proposed by the Partners José de Mello and Sonae.

To prepare for this challenge, students will have access to a series of sessions coordinated by the New York Studio venture, Hudson Lab School and Co-Created, and the Portuguese Youth Specialist Future, and access to workshops with Experts, Entrepreneurs, and Mentors directly linked to the Portuguese ecosystem.

This program is for high school students, from 14 to 18 years old, from any school, origin or background located in Portugal or abroad. Free seats available to students with financial needs. Please see Program Rules.

Overview

To Whom

High school students from any school, background or origin located in Portugal or abroad

When

17-28 June
Mon to Fri 9:30am to 5pm

Where

Lisbon

Language

English

Admissions

Open until June 3

To Whom

High school students from any school, background or origin located in Portugal or abroad

When

1-12 July
Mon to Fri 9:30am to 5pm

Where

Porto

Language

English

Admissions

Open until June 16

To Whom

High school students from any school, background or origin located in Portugal or abroad

When

15-26 July
Mon to Fri 9:30am to 5pm

Where

Lisbon

Language

Portuguese

Admissions

Open until July 7

Testimonials

Pricing

General Students

300€ Week

225€ Week early bird

25% off until May 31

Lunches

Innovation Workshops

Mentoring Sessions

Final Presentation to a Jury

Course Materials

Welcome Pack

600€ Bootcamp

450€ Bootcamp early bird

Get your seat before the ticket prices rise.
Deal ends on May 31

SASE Students

Free

For portuguese students who are eligible to receive support via Serviço de Ação Social Escolar (SASE)

Lunches

Innovation Workshops

Mentoring Sessions

Final Presentation to a Jury

Course Materials

Welcome Pack

Design Students

200€ Week

150€ Week early bird

25% off until May 31

Lunches

Innovation Workshops

Mentoring Sessions

Final Presentation to a Jury

Course Materials

Welcome Pack

Design Tools

400€ Bootcamp

300€ Bootcamp early bird

Get your seat before the ticket prices rise.
Deal ends on May 31

The Experience

Step 1
Best practices and meet your teammates
Problem ID and Reframing
Step 3
Learning user-centered design
Problem reframing
Step 5
Solutions and presentation skills
Piches
Step 7
Competition and customer analysis
Pricing and unit economics
Step 9
Finalize business concepts and pitches
Pitch day and reflection
Intro to applied entrepreneurship
Step 2
Solving the right problem
Stakeholder mapping
Step 4
Meeting a founder/company and the challenge
Solution Development
Step 6
Pitches and the Lean Product Plan
Market opportunity and competitors
Step 8
Pricing techniques and early validation
Lean product planning
Step 10
Pitch to a panel of experts

Who should apply?

We’re looking for passionate high-school students, from all backgrounds, who are on a mission to collectively change the world for the better! In the words of Thomas Edison, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” so we really need problem solvers with perseverance, rigor and countless trips back to the drawing board to innovate in the challenges presented by our partners.

Our goal is that no student, who has the fit for the event as mentioned in the general student section, is excluded due to financial capacity. Therefore, 20% of the total seats available for all editions will be allocated for free to participants who are currently approved to receive support via SASE (Serviço de Ação Social Escolar).

We have 1 reserved seat in each team (5 per edition) for promising young visual and graphic designers who, besides being involved in addressing our partner challenge, will have a fantastic opportunity to develop the look & feel for the business idea, design logos and icons and work on presentation materials. Therefore, if you have a strong design skill, an eye for detail, solid foundation in fonts, layouts and designs and, most important, willingness to learn, then this opportunity is ideal for you!

What skills will you develop?

Follow the path of the world's leading universities and brands by applying empathy, process, and creativity to real-world problems that are complex and ambiguous.

With globalization and technologies evolving at an ever-increasing rate, businesses must constantly innovate simply to stay competitive and relevant. Learn the process of innovation and the art of iterating to achieve real change.

Individual achievement may be the marker of student success, but it is your ability to communicate and collaborate with others that will determine long-term success. Learn how to work with people from all disciplines, perspectives, and backgrounds, and understand how you best contribute to a team.

The Partners

The Team

"Innovation is not just for industry experts.
Student teams create real value."

How to apply?

To join the program, tell us about yourself by filling in our application form here in full.

We are approving completed applications and we are filling the limited number of places on a first come, first served basis, so apply today to make sure you get your spot!

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