weVENTURE and CodeCraft Works Host Youth Entrepreneurial Coding Camp

Posted by on Monday, March 27th, 2017 and is filed under .

Spring Break Coding Camp, April 11-12 in Eau Gallie Arts District

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MELBOURNE, FLA. (March 27, 2017) – weVENTURE’s Women’s Business Center (WBC), the Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, has partnered with CodeCraft Works to offer a two-day Entrepreneurial Code Camp for teens ages 14-18. The camp takes place during spring break on April 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CodeCraft’s facility in Eau Gallie Arts District.

This hands-on spring break program teaches students how to transform their talents into a career and, one-day, perhaps a profitable business.

weVENTURE’s WBC and CodeCraft Works staff will work with students to learn how to develop an entrepreneurial idea from a coding and marketing prospective. During the program, students will interact and network with community leaders and young entrepreneurs. Also, as part of the program, students will learn the basics of web design and programming in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to code and showcase entrepreneurial content discussed throughout the camp.

“We are proud to partner with CodeCraft Works for this unique program geared especially toward young entrepreneurs!” said weVENTURE Executive Director Erica Lemp “Parents are always looking for fun learning experiences for their teens and this is a great opportunity that allows them to explore how their talents can shape their career choice in the future.”

“It’s an honor to mentor tomorrow’s innovators in partnership with weVENTURE,” said Shannon Landin of Codecraft Works. “Cultivating an early understanding of computer science for all kinds of problem-solving is critical to improving daily lives, economies, and our national security, which all depend on having a strong and skilled STEM workforce.”

Entrepreneurial Code Camp includes lunch and the cost is $120 per teen. Sponsors include Rockwell Collins and Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.

For additional information or to register, visit weventure.org/events/2017/04/entrepreneurial-code-camp or call 321-674-7007. The deadline to register is March 31.

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weVENTURE (formerly the Women’s Business Center), launched in 2007 at Florida Institute of Technology, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE, with Central Florida locations in Melbourne and Rockledge, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs, please visit www.weventure.org or call 321-674-7007.

About CodeCraft Works
Codecraft Works provides a web-based, ed-tech, software platform that connects, attracts, and fosters the exchange and co-creation of computing literacy resources aligned with national and state educational standards helping parents, students, educators, and innovators to improve the technical skills landscape and successfully narrow the STEM talent gap. http://www.codecraftlab.org/