A Start-Up Incubator For Teens Is Great But Can We get One In The Inner City
I came across a story on Mashable today that talks about how the organization Teens in Tech had just launched and an incubator for teens to help them start their own companies. I think this a great idea and I hope it helps scores of teens take up entrepreneurship. The problem is that is one is in Mountain View CA and since it’s part of Silicon Valley it’s a great location but how can we expand that. The children in this area surrounded with technology so it’s not huge leap that they would flock to an incubator. What about the children in nearby Oakland. Do they even it exists? We need to get concepts like this in front of children in areas where they are not commonplace. This will introduce them to opportunities and hekp them to foster the same love of technology that the kids in mountain view have if not an even deeper one. We have encourage these groups to expose inner city children to these things or they will continue to be left behind. You may think this is not a big deal or it’s just some “tech” thing but it’s actually quite bigger. The adoption and literacy of technology for inner city youth should be our primary concern. We can’t complain about the lack of diversity in tech if we don’t do things to break the cycle. I don’t know about you but i’m calling this group to see how we get a chapter going in the inner city.