Are you a high school student looking to develop your vision? Do you want to build your creative confidence? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you always wondered what makes Silicon Valley, a world-famous center for innovation and entrepreneurship, so successful? Are you a dreamer?
Then you are ready to head to California and be transformed by the “Creativity and Vision in Silicon Valley” (CVSV) EduCamp!
iDream Lab has dreamed up an inspirational and energetic CVSV EduCamp program as part of our summer U series that will revolutionize your summer.
A one-of-a-kind educational program featuring boutique small group format, led by education experts, university faculty, sprinkled with priceless networking with the tech industry players and topped off with unforgettable journeys around picturesque California university campuses, company headquarters and beautiful sights of the Bay area.
Get immersed in the contagiously entrepreneurial and creative atmosphere of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area - home to over 6,000 technology companies from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Apple, Tesla, Uber, LinkedIn, YouTube to Oracle, Intel, eBay, Netflix and HP.
CVSV activities will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area giving you a glimpse of Silicon Valley, South Bay, East Bay, including visits to Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, San Jose, Berkeley and, of course, San Francisco.
unleash your creative spark - design thinking, innovation and creative problem-solving
Creativity is not reserved to just “creative types”.
You will learn how creativity is a mindset and a way of doing things.
You will explore the methodology of design thinking developed by David Kelley, founder of global innovation and product design firm IDEO in Palo Alto (they designed Apple’s first mouse, for example) and d.school (Design School) at Stanford University. David Kelley has unleashed the power of design thinking for thousands of Stanford University students and many influential Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
On the example of Stanford University’s d.school curriculum and projects, you will experiment with the tools of the design thinking methodology, from ideation to empathy to prototyping, and learn how to combine innovative ideas with action to tackle problems and create change in the world around you.
build your vision plan
You will start to think strategically about your purpose and develop a personal vision plan. Clarity of vision and determination are key aspects for turning ideas into meaningful and successful projects.
“Since no one is sure, since no one can guarantee that it's going to work (or not), all we can do is our best work. All we can do is share our ideas with generosity, speak up and shine a light” – Seth Godin.
network with Silicon Valley professionals
There isn’t a better way to understand the magic of Silicon Valley than by meeting people!
Gain new perspectives from professionals in diverse industries and roles. Hear their stories of successes and failures, and get inspired to become a game changer yourself:
• start-up founders and start-up accelerator programs
• experienced and young entrepreneurs
• tech industry professionals
• venture funds and capitalists – where does money come from?
• college and university experts from professors to admission
Get a glimpse of amazing educational opportunities, innovations and breakthrough research at these world-famous institutions:
• Stanford University and d.school
• University of California Berkeley
• Santa Clara University
• California State University East Bay
• De Anza College: learn about the 2+2 system, strategies and success stories of the university transfer system at one of the top 2-year colleges in the United States. And more.
You will visit headquarters and campuses of some of the most famous and innovative companies in the world.
Previous visits included Google, Facebook, Apple, Juniper Networks, LinkedIn.
CVSV EduCamp features a unique format. No one day is the same.
The program is a mélange of university-level workshops, faculty lectures, project work, industry speakers, conversations and meetups with professionals, company visits.
And some gorgeous sightseeing in-between.
Pre-university students: 14-18 years old
High English proficiency: please demonstrate that you are able to participate in university-level classes, workshops and discussions led by professors and faculty.
A recommendation from a university/guidance counselor, transcript from a school offering international curriculum (Cambridge, IB, American) or TOEFL/IELTS scores.
Must be passionate about making a difference in the world