The Young Innovators Program Helps Youth Build Big Ideas!
The FDS Young Innovators Program empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. We help kids uncover their passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Students learn design methods and get hands-on experience building new business offerings.
Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, the FDS experience is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our global network of entrepreneurs. Throughout the program they develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.
See what previous attendees have designed:Young Innovator Stories
Areas of Exploration
Real World Challenges and Opportunities
Design Thinking Strategy
User Testing and Iterating on Feedback
Business Model Generation
Our Innovation Weekend Program in Toronto runs for 10 weeks for 2 hours per session. The first session runs for 3 hours. This program is open to students in Grades 6-8.
Family and friends are invited to attend Demo Day on the final session date to watch their children in action pitching their designs. Throughout the program participants get hands-on experience with leading design methods taught by a team of passionate educators and are inspired by startup founders from the community.
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