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Summer Accelerator for High School students (Advanced)

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Summer Accelerator for High School students (Advanced)

Monday, August 23, 2021 10:00 AM - Friday, August 27, 2021 4:00 PM (PDT)


The E2 Innovation Accelerator is an Advanced 5-day online course for any B.C. high school student aged 14-18 (Grades 9-12). Limited to 20 students, youth that have a passion for business, technology and community are invited to design and build a premium bot to address challenges faced by teenaged users of the popular chat platform Discord. The Accelerator combines the success of Junior Achievement’s (JA) Company Program and UVic’s HighTechU Skills Academy Program, where students will develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) while learning technical and professional skills related to engineering and entrepreneurship alongside mentors from the B.C. technology and business communities.

Knowledge and experience with various programming languages Debugging practices Command Line & Console GitHub & Version Control Reading & implementing technical documentation is recommended.

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$50.00 per person. Thanks to JABC donors, we may be able to offer financial support. Please contact us for more information


Victoria, BC Canada

All meetings will be virtual. Access to a computer and internet is required.

Monday, August 23, 2021 10:00 AM - Friday, August 27, 2021 4:00 PM (PDT)

Monday to Friday - time will be split between learning modules & individual work periods. Students will be guided by UVic mentors & industry experts. The final day involves a business pitch competition.

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