“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

TrepStart Digital

presented by Google & Independent Youth


About The TrepStart Digital Tour presented by IY & GOOGLE:
TrepStart Digital Tour is a seven city tour that consists of a one-day, event where historically under-represented teens dive into the world of technology as they develop their entrepreneurial mindset by interacting with successful teen entrepreneurs from across the United States and technology professionals.  Designed as a peer-to-peer exploration of entrepreneurial thinking and achievement know-how, the day incorporates interactive breakout sessions with successful teen entrepreneurs, a code jam and an app development pitch session. The event takes place on the campuses of GOOGLE as they learn about the power of technology and entrepreneurship.  Participating cities include; Ann Arbor, New York City, Austin, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Mountain View.


The Goal of TrepStart Digital is to:
• Provide students with an understanding of technology as a field as well as a tool to use in future entrepreneurial endeavors
• Develop entrepreneurial-minded individuals while showing them entrepreneurship as an option
• Provide Googlers the opportunity to engage with local youth, giving them exposure to the technical field while demonstrating the importance of a mentor/mentee relationship
• Introduce historically under-represented teens to tech through creativity that will aid in the removal of perceived barriers to their participation in the field


 2015 TrepStart Digital Tour Dates:

New York City, NY – Monday October 12, 2015

Atlanta, GA. – Friday October 16, 2015

Chicago, IL. – Monday October 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, MI. – Tuesday October 20, 2015

Los Angeles, CA. – Tuesday October 27, 2015

Mountain View, CA. – Friday October 30, 2015

Austin, TX. – TBA


The TrepStart Digital Experience


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For questions regarding TrepStart Digital, please contact Independent Youth via email at info@independentyouth.org.