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TechXConnect

Overview

The Tech”X”Connect program provides experiential and culturally relevant learning and 21st century skill development opportunities in the areas of Design Thinking, Technology, Financial Literacy, & Startup Entrepreneurship. Student participants get access to community mentors, career development, access to SXSW student activities, and community events within the DFW entrepreneurial community.

Program Components

The Tech”X”Connect 8-week program provides experiential and culturally relevant learning and 21st century skill development opportunities in the areas of Design Thinking, Technology, Financial Literacy, & Startup Entrepreneurship. Student participants get access to community mentors, career development, access to SXSW student activities, and community events within the DFW entrepreneurial community.

Design Thinking

Ideation, Rapid Problem Solving, Prototyping, Design Challenges

Technology

Coding Basics, App Development, UX/UI, Hackathons

Financial Literacy

Planning and Budgeting, Credit Building, Savings, Financial tools

Startup Entrepreneurship

Lean Startup, Mentorship, Community Engagement, VC 101

Program Eligibility

The Tech”X”Connect (Pronounced Tech – Connect) Future Innovators Program aims to support under-resourced High School, College, and Young Adults seeking opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and culturally. We take pride in ensure opportunity and access is granted for ALL students to be equipped to compete in the 21st century digital economy.


Student Participant Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or national, or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
  • Currently enrolled at Partnering Universities or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term
  • Has a need for academic support, to pursue successfully a postsecondary educational program

And is either:

  • Low-income high school student
  • 1st or 2nd generation college student
  • Student with learning disabilities

Application Process

The Tech”X”Connect Future Innovators Program accepts student applications on a rolling basis. Programs take place in the spring and fall semester.

For University Students, Faculty, Department Representatives seeking to bring TechXConnect to your campus, please email us techxconnect@impact-ventures.co

For Mentors wanting to support, engage, and empower our students, please complete the application below and someone from our team will be in touch with you.


Apply for Spring 2020 Tech”X”Connect Future Innovators Program:

 

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