The inaugural Startup Weekend Greenville launched last October was hosted by The Iron Yard. This year we are bringing Startup Weekend back to Greenville the weekend of November 13th and there’s a new venue in town. NEXT High School has graciously agreed to host the community at their facility on 2000 Wade Hampton Boulevard. Their space is up-fitted specifically to meet our needs: open floor plans; flexible spaces; places to meet; room for serendipity; natural light; and plenty of whiteboards and EXPO markers.
You may be thinking, what is NEXT High School? Their mission is to prepare young people for life (after school). It’s an admirable aim because in today’s public education environments, there are only a few things in school that align with life outside of school. For example, after school, adults are rarely segregated by age; hardly ever take written tests; and typically only pursue knowledge that interests them or advances their career. That’s why the leaders of NEXT High School strive daily to prepare their students for life by challenging them to begin their life now.
At NEXT High School, an Impact-Based Learning™ model is used for education. Impact-Based Learning™ at NEXT High School gives their students (Peers) the chance to create real-world value now by building businesses, non-profits, inventions, events, intellectual property, and more—while they are still students, and before they know that they “can’t” change the world.
We believe the mission and values of NEXT High School align wholeheartedly with the core purpose of Startup Weekend: to help people lead fulfilling lives and create value for society. By partnering with us in this endeavor, NEXT High School exemplifies a true community supporter, bringing people together for the benefit of economic growth within entrepreneurship. Together we’ll be supporting tomorrow’s forward thinking leaders in the startup community.
Stay tuned for more information about Global Startup Battle and how Startup Weekend Greenville is the first step on your journey.