upGen Bootcamp Application
We are delighted to see that you have decided to take the first step in joining the upGen Bootcamp!

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and we will be accepting up to 100 participants. Your application will be reviewed by the upGen executive team, and you will hear back from us within a week.

Bootcamp dates: January 25th (evening), January 26th (full day), January 27th (half-day), 2019
Location: Lower Canada College, 4090 Avenue Royal, Montréal, QC H4A 2M5
Event website: http://bit.ly/upGenBootcamp

*About upGen*

Are you a curious, innovative and ambitious student? Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills? Are you interested in technology? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, we encourage you to apply to the upGen Bootcamp brought to you by UpstartED (www.upstarted.org).

The upGen Bootcamp is a hands-on tech entrepreneurship bootcamp that teaches you how to solve the world's most challenging problems - all while starting a business!

In only 2.5 days, upGen participants will get to:

1. Learn how to solve a challenging problem by identifying a business solution
2. Work in teams to build the solution using a digital tool/platform
3. Build a viable business model and learn how to get their solution into the hands on users
4. Set up an online store using platforms such as Shopify, Github, Amazon, and more
5. Pitch a business idea to a panel of external judges (made up of company executives, investors, and entrepreneurs)

Every team will have an experienced coach to guide them through the Bootcamp!

*Recognition*

All students who participate in the upGen Bootcamp will receive a certificate of completion, and will be certified by UpstartED (www.upstarted.org).

In addition, the three teams with the strongest business ideas will be admitted into the UpstartED Incubator, a 4-month long after-school program. The Incubator will provide the winning teams with mentorship, coaching, and resources to launch their businesses to the Canadian market. We will be connecting you to companies like Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, IBM, and more.

*Why upGen is a great opportunity*

The upGen Bootcamp will provide you with with a hands-on, immersive experience that gives you a sense of what the world beyond the classroom is like. You will develop real-world skills required for a successful modern-day business, including design, marketing, finance, product development, and sales.

Most importantly, upGen will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to implement solutions that have the potential of changing the world. We believe that innovators and entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and are of all ages - you could be one of them!

*Application requirements*

1. The upGen Bootcamp is *application-based* and *free* for the students accepted into the program. This year we are accepting up to 100 participants from across all of Montreal's schools. Although upGen is a tech entrepreneurship bootcamp, no prior tech or entrepreneurship experience is required.

2. Students must be between 12 to18 years old to apply and participate in the upGen Bootcamp.

3. All accepted participants need to have their legal guardians sign and submit a consent form before January 11th, 2019.

*Questions*

To learn more about the organization behind the upGen Bootcamp, visit UpstartED's page at www.upstarted.org.

For any questions, please contact the upGen Bootcamp Associate Director, Aurélie Ye at upgen.bootcamp@upstarted.org or at 514-699-6227.

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