What is VentureJam?
VentureJam is a unique opportunity for 40 young people in Scotland.
Young Scot and Glasgow City of Science and Innovation are running a weekend ‘Jam’ during the 18th-20th August 2017 at Glasgow Science Centre that will see teams of young people developing fresh ideas that embrace the digital world to solve real world challenges.
Throughout the Jam you'll have access to a team of inspirational mentors from the world of television, gaming, product design and 3D animation as well as legal experts and environmental gurus - and Young Scot will be there to guide you through the creative process!
At this Year’s VentureJam weekend we're going to give you the tools to develop and design a new idea and you never know - it could change the future of energy in Scotland, and change peoples' lives!
Every day, us humans chew our way through more than a million terajoules of energy. That’s equivalent to all 7.5 billion of us boiling 70 kettles of water every hour, around the clock!
Trying to reign in our energy guzzling ways is good for the environment, but…how do we ensure ‘the lights stay on’?
With access to a team of inspirational mentors, your team will:
- Learn about the biggest challenges facing humanity – the future of energy.
- Immerse yourself about the latest energy-saving innovations (from heated cycle lanes that melt snow in the winter to electricity generating dance floors!)
- Explore radical new business models to make your idea go global; learning from creative young companies like Uber, AirBnB, Netflix that have changed the way we travel, sleep, and watch TV!
As well as pitching your idea to top investors at Venturefest Scotland 2017, the national innovation summit; the overall winning team will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to quiz Chris van der Kuyl, one of Scotland’s top entrepreneurs and Co-Founder of one of the world’s most successful Games developers, 4J Studios, of Minecraft console editions fame!
VentureJam is the official youth strand for Venturefest Scotland 2017 – a major new innovation summit for Scotland. All young people taking part in the weekend will get the chance to pitch their best ideas from the Jam weekend to top innovators and investors at Venturefest, 'Dragon’s Den' style. Will your team create the next big thing?
Download the application form here or from the attachments section at the bottom of this page if you'd prefer to post it to us, or
Sign up with the application form below before July 31st and tell us why you want to be part of VentureJam 2017!
Places are limited!
You can apply as an individual or as a team.
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