Ideas start and grow at Square1
Our mission is to uncover, educate, support, and inspire emerging entrepreneurs and leaders with our startup training.
Our innovators have opportunities for internships, experiential learning, and interact with entrepreneurs through Square1 programs and partners.
Curriculum & Workshops
Interactions with students involve lessons and activities that grow their understanding of the world outside of school. It centers around the creation of an idea teaching them key problem-solving skills. It spans a variety of topics including leadership, equity, college & career prep, and much more.
Coaching & Work
The lessons and projects provide opportunities for the students to be coached and guided through not only the startup process but the many types of decision they will make in life and career. NEXT couples this with work opportunities including internships, projects, or working on a startup.
Speakers & Mentors
Guidance is provided by subject matter experts and community leaders. Speakers share knowledge and teach valuable skills as the student build on their idea. Students receive mentorship on their ideas and have conversations about their next steps toward college, work, and life.
Contests & Events
Gatherings among the students are very purposeful and powerful. They break down barriers by mixing schools, races, cultures, and income classes providing opportunities to form invaluable connections. Our pitch contest provides opportunities for additional coaching, prizes, and startup support.
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