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DAPCEP co-hosts Student Ventures – Detroit High School Startup Day + Tech Bootcamp
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 150 students from six Detroit high schools will participate in Student Ventures – Detroit High School Startup Day + Tech Bootcamp at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources Building Downtown Detroit.
DAPCEP provides historically underrepresented youth with innovative educational programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
“We’ve had a long-time partnership with UAW-GM Center for Human Resources; they have been a very supportive partner and are deeply committed to the success of children,” said Jason Lee, DAPCEP executive director. “The Student Ventures program provides an opportunity for Detroit students to gain insight into the world of ‘Startup’. This makes perfect sense for DAPCEP as we work to expose our students to future opportunities in STEMM.”
Since 1976, DAPCEP has reached over 4,000 K-12 students per year engaging them in exciting out-of-school time STEMM programming.
Students participating in the Student Ventures – High School Startup Day + Tech Bootcamp attend Frederick Douglass Academy, Osborn Academy of Mathematics, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Osborn Evergreen Academy and Cass Technical High School.
Hajj Flemings participated in CNN’s “Black In America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley” with Soledad O’Brien. During that experience, Flemings saw the need to address the pipeline issue in the technology and startup sectors.
Flemings is known for Brand Camp University, a branding, entrepreneurship and technology company, which runs a national conference series in Detroit, Boston, and New York City. With the Student Ventures – High School Startup Day + Tech Bootcamp, Brand Camp University has expanded to reach students with opportunities in the technology and entrepreneurial space. It is geared toward addressing the technology gap that exists between mainstream America and black, Hispanic, females and other underrepresented groups.
"The reason I founded Student Ventures (http://studentventures.co) is to help close the digital divide in the startup space with students that look like me and provide access to the new digital economy."
The bootcamp includes a viewing of and panel discussion on CNN’s “Black in America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley,” and workshops with top tech entrepreneurs. The event is free to participating students.
Student Ventures – Detroit High School Startup Day + Tech Bootcamp is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 23 at UAW/GM Building, 200 Walker in Detroit. For more information visit http://studentventures.co. For more information about DAPCEP visit http://www.dapcep.org.
Media wishing to cover the event should contact Andrea Daniel at (313) 468-2459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAPCEP is a Detroit-based non-profit that provides state-of-the-