FUQUAY-VARINA STARTUP CHALLENGE
…FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE GREATER FUQUAY-VARINA AREA
During the month of March 2018, through a partnership between Fuquay Coworking, Empowered Ideas, Fuquay-Varina Middle School, Fuquay-Varina High School, and the Cortex CoGaming Center; the Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge will host several workshops designed to assist young aspiring entrepreneurs to take their business idea(s) and build the solid foundation they will need to move their startup forward.
Business mentors and other youth leaders have rallied to the cause, and will be volunteering their time to assist participants during the 3 workshops leading into the 2-Day Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge Weekend on March 23 and 24th, 2018.
The Fuquay-Varina Startup Challenge is a (4) week startup development program designed to support and nurture aspiring entrepreneurs at the middle and high school levels, and is a collaboration between Fuquay Coworking (Empowered Ideas) and the Fuquay-Varina Middle School (FVMS) and High School (FVHS). The initiative is a collaboration between local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and young leaders in the community — and is supported by a grant from the office of Tamara Barringer (NC Senate, District 17) through the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.
R.I.S.E. (Resilient & Innovative Student Entrepreneurs) is a program developed by Empowered Ideas and Fuquay Coworking of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and is designed to support and nurture aspiring (and existing) entrepreneurs at the middle and high school levels. Originally developed to assist Youth Prevention Clubs across the country addressing substance abuse/misuse prevention, suicide prevention, and anti-bullying initiatives – it has since grown to support youth leaders venturing into nonprofit and entrepreneurial projects. The program consists of seminars, unique youth-focused events, and strategic planning workshops.
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