Project Invent Team Application
Project Invent empowers high school students nationwide to build technologies that make a difference. We train and support mentors to run invention teams in their own communities and inspire a nationwide young changemaker movement.

Apply to become a mentor and start a team in 2019-2020! You get:

1) one-on-one and small cohort support throughout the year by experts from Stanford, MIT, and more.
2) 4 days of intensive design thinking, making, and entrepreneurship training.
3) a chance for your students to present to top investors and tech leaders in Silicon Valley.
4) to be a part of our community of educators who believe that real-world problem solving means better learning.

Before applying, make sure you can commit to the following:

1) you can travel to San Jose (July 8-11, 2019) or Pittsburgh (June 18-21, 2019) to attend one of our summer institutes (some travel scholarships available).
2) you can dedicate 2-4 hours/week to lead your team from October 2019 to May 2020.
3) you are excited by design thinking and student-centered, project-based learning models.
4) you can recruit 5-8 high school students to join your team.

If you have any questions, reach out to We'll get back to you in a jiffy!

Email address *
Name *
I am a... *
This application is designed to be filled out by the team mentor. A team mentor can be anything (student, teacher, parent, tech volunteer, etc.) but you have to be willing to commit to attend summer training and run the team throughout the year. If that is not you, please send this application along to your team's prospective mentor instead.
Phone Number *
School/Makerspace Affiliation *
School Type (if applicable)
City *
State *
Linkedin Profile *
please provide the link.
Why are you interested in starting a Project Invent team? *
approx 1000 characters
What experience do you have in engineering, entrepreneurship, and/or design thinking? *
approx 500 characters
What experience do you have in working with students/student leadership? *
We’re all about students doing real-world work and navigating real-world challenges. Tell us about a time when you demonstrated that shared philosophy in your work. *
approx 1000 characters
We love mentors who are curious and willing to take risks, inspiring their students to do the same. Tell us about a personal project you've worked on that demonstrates your curiosity and excitement to dig deep into a problem. *
approx 1000 characters
In Project Invent, all of our projects are driven by human-centered problems that focus on understanding a person's needs before building solutions. How have you stayed human-centered in your personal work or in the projects you assign to students? *
approx 1000 characters
When will you host your team? *
ie. after school, in class, weekends, etc.
Where will you host your team? *
i.e. school makerspace, personal garage, etc.
A team should be around 5-8 students. Have you already recruited students? *
If not, what is your student recruitment strategy?
If chosen, which summer bootcamp would you be able to attend? *
Select both if you can attend either.
How did you hear about us? *
Any questions?
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