Over the summer, member Divinity Rose coached a team of Junior Achievers as they worked to develop their technology based product and startup "Sensor Buddies." The team was being paid as part of the Mayor's Summer Works program that employed 4200 youth over the summer. The team of three 17-year-old students from Central High School learned to solder and use many of our resources, including the wood shop, vinyl cutter, and laser cutter.
Their experiences at Lvl 1 facilitated growth, confidence building, and creative problem solving; it was so inspiring to see each of their individual strengths blossom. You can see their summary of the summer in the video below.
We look forward to seeing what they accomplish this year as senior in the business magnet program at Central High School with their teacher Dana Kelly. Thank you Mayor Fischer for facilitating such a great program.
On July 1st at 7PM, LVL1 will be hosting a talk by serial entrepreneur and KY Small Business Development Center associate state director Gordon Garrett to help hackers and makers navigate the often-difficult business world and to understand how individuals successfully go from idea to startup.
With 15 service centers statewide and an experienced and knowledgeable staff, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center provides unparalleled consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Their services include one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions. With a team of dozens of analysts, researchers, and business specialists, Gordon helps individuals and business at all stages, from business planning and market research to financial analysis and marketing solutions. Gordon has served as a strategic business advisor, CEO and board member for numerous high-tech start-up ventures and high-growth companies and has launched and managed to acquisition six successful technology companies of his own.
If you're curious about how the business world works and want to learn how to access the resources critical to any successful startup, you'll want to come see Gordon speak on July 1st at 7PM at LVL1!