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Meet Kevin Wang

Kevin WangKevin is one of TALENT's rising stars and definitely someone you should meet. In addition to winning second place in Power Pitch for Gravity Games Studio, Kevin recently received a Thiel Fellowship. The Thiel Fellowship is awarded to 20 entrepreneurs under the age of 20. There's a cash award ($100,000) and entrepreneurial support for developing a business. The catch: you don't go to college for two years.

Thiel Fellows work with outstanding mentors in Silicon Valley and have advantages few young entrepreneurs can claim.

On Monday, Nov. 4, 8-9 pm (CST) in Tellabs Studio we'll host Kevin for Monday Night Live. Learn about the Thiel Fellowship, how you can apply, what's involved and what Kevin is doing with his first year not going to UC Berkeley.

This will be awesome. It will also be webcast. From your computer: http://online.imsa.edu/talent   Enter as Guest. Passcode: talent

Online Icebreakers

ice breakerGetting a group that doesn't meet face-to-face to act like they do (e.g., acknowledging one another's presence) is a challenge in an online environment. It's easy--and common--to lurk, to watch a few others interact and carry the load insead of being a contributor.

Enter the role of the online icebreaker: simple activities that a facilitator or project owner can use to improve the rate of interaction between online classmates or members of a project.

We are featuring five icebreakers in our Tools section, gleaned from a research article published in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology:

  • Going the Distance
  • Hollywood Stars
  • Liar, Liar
  • What Do You Do?
  • World Series

We'll be using some of these activities in this summer's TALENT UPgrade camp. The first week of  the camp is conducted entirely on CoolHub. For the following two weeks, campers are in residence at IMSA to build out and test their prototypes, Web sites and software. We don't want to wait until the second week of camp to get to know each other.

Check out the icebreakers!

 

TALENT Project Summer Experience Available

The UPgrade ExperienceStudents in grades 8-12 looking for a way to take their start up idea or business to the next level should consider enrolling in IMSA's TALENT UPgrade Experience, July 15-27, 2012.

This residential camp is for young entrepreneurs who have an idea for a business but lack a working model or a web site. The objective of the camp is to design and build something tangible that can be shown to investors. Many times, young people have awesome ideas for a new business, but to show. That's where the UPgrade experience can help.

Work with mentors and experienced entrepreneurs, designers and developers.

For more information and to register, go to IMSA TALENT.

Registration deadline extended to April 30.

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