- Ever wanted to build your own game or app?
- Do you have great ideas?
- Know a problem that you want to solve?
Get involved in Miniprenuers with Code the Future at BuzzConf.
Kids will be supported in a fun an interactive way to identify a problem worth solving, generate ideas and bring their ideas to life. They’ll be encouraged to think big, think hard and most of all, have fun. Kids will begin Saturday morning and pitch their solutions and products Sunday afternoon.
Code the Future mentors will be on hand all day Saturday and Sunday with a dedicated space for the Miniprenuers. In addition to this, specific sessions and workshops will run to mentor and coach the kids along the way.
Session 1: Meet & Greet and Problem Finding
This first session will set the scope for the weekend. Kids will be supported to identify real world problems or issues that they want to solve or change. They will work in groups, pairs or individually and will participate in a range of fun activities to get them thinking outside the box and inspired to create.
Session 2: Solution Finding
Once our Miniprenuers have identified an issue or problem and gathered research to develop their understandings, they’ll engage in a creative problem solving process to identify possible solutions and intended outcomes.
Session 3: Developing a Prototype
During this sessions kids will hear from designers and developers and begin to build their prototypes. We’ll showcase a range of tools kids will be able to use and have mentors on hand to support the creation phase.
Session 4: Lean Canvas
During this session kids will develop a lean canvas to document their proposed business structure and model.
Session 5: Getting ready to pitch
During this session we’ll provide tips and support to the miniprenuers on how to pitch. They’ll have time to develop their presentation and resources.
Session 6: Pitches
During this session we invite BuzzConf presenters and participants to become the audience for the miniprenuers pitch showcase. We’ll have an expert panel to celebrate the new businesses and solutions and offer our miniprenuers feedback on their ideas.