SMART Projects

Available in Spring 2020

  • Format: Hybrid (Virtual + In-person)

  • Length: 10 Weeks

  • Frequency: 1-3 hours / week

  • Instructional Fees: FREE

  • Description:

    • Provides high-impact entrepreneurship experience for high school students. High school students have creative ideas dancing in their heads. All they need is the right platform, the right mentor, and the right resources to turn their imagination into reality. Gifted And Talented Silicon Valley Innovators (GATSVI) is established on the core belief that high school students are more than capable of launching a company and impacting the world with their creative ideas. 

  • Outcome(s):

    • Become a founder of your own company (or non-profit organization)

    • Pitch to Angel Investors  

  • Prerequisite:

    • Interview (with Project Director)

  • Credentials & Badges:

    • Certificate of Completion from Stanford University professor

    • Certificate of Completion from UCI Antrepreneur Center

    • Founder Badge

  • Format: Hybrid (Virtual + In-person)

  • Length: 6 Months

  • Frequency:

    • 2 hours / week x 22 Weeks (Virtual)

    • 2-week Service Trip (In-person)

  • Description

    • Provides high-impact global service and leadership experience for high school students. Many high schoolers falsely believe that they are “too young” or “too small” to have any _real_ impact on the world. From hometown to the world, this project empowers students to become global influencers through a series of entrepreneurial missions that start with just $100 and end with a 100% self-funded and self-designed service trip half-way across the world. 

  • Outcome(s):

    • Gain GINOrmous confidence

    • Learn to change the world with just $100

    • Design 2-week service trip to Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

  • Prerequisite:

    • Interview with Project Director

  • Credentials & Badges:

    • Certificate of Completion from Stanford University professor

    • Certificate of Completion from UCI Antrepreneur Center

    • Founder Badge

    • Influencer Badge

    • Globetrotter Badge

 

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