Global Innovators Bootcamp is FutureHack’s transformative 2-week program based on the MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship frameworks. The program is designed to create independent, self-motivated leaders, capable of identifying and solving the global challenges of tomorrow. Students will take a journey of self-discovery to identify their passion and purpose. They will also learn about the disruptive impact of future technologies such as robotics, 3D printing, and coding. At the end of the camp, students will form teams, ideate and pitch their own business plan to a panel of judges from industry and education.
Why the FutureHack
Global Innovators Bootcamp?
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle
We start by taking students on an inward journey to learn more about themselves and to discover their true passions, talents, and purpose. We help our students maximize their future success by providing in-depth lessons on how to harness their strengths and align their talents with the technological roadmap of the future.
Future Technologies Training
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison
Because of the disruptive impact of new technologies such as AI, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, and AR/VR, we take students to the forefront of the digital revolution by introducing them to technologies such as Microbots, Arduino, Lego Robotics, EXLhub Coding, NV Bots 3D printing, VR/AR and many more. Students will infuse these technologies with their passions and talents by using MIT’s 24 Steps of Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Through presentations, insightful discussions, and highly engaging hands-on activities led by experts, students and their teams will learn how to develop an exponential mindset and apply these technologies to their ideas and talents to create solutions that can make a positive impact to the world.
“Innovations = Invention x Commercializations” — Bill Aulet, MIT
Students will be taught MIT’s 24 steps of Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Our instructors have been trained to teach the rigorous MIT Entrepreneurship Curriculum by MIT Professor BIll Aulet and the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp team. The MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was created to disseminate MIT ‘s entrepreneurship methodology around the world, to nurture more entrepreneurial talent to help solve critical problems within their own communities. The steps are broken down into 6 essential questions for a startup: Who is your customer? What can you do for your customer? How does your customer acquire your product? How do you make money off your product? How do you design & build your product? How do you scale your business? Armed with this new knowledge, students can identify real-world problems, form teams to ideate and pitch their real-world solutions to a panel of professional investors and entrepreneurs.
“The strength of the pack is in the wolf and the strength of the wolf is in the pack” — R. Kipling, The Jungle Book
FutureHack attracts high-achieving, self-motivated individuals who want to “be the change they wish to see in the world” as Ghandi stated. By living and working with their peers, students from around the world learn about cultural differences through teamwork, negotiation, and listening, thus helping them understand problems from different perspectives. Our fun and transformative programs have created a quickly growing network of FutureHackers from around the globe, spanning 12 countries and 17 languages.
In addition to a global FutureHack network, our students also have access to MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp network whose members serve as mentors and instructors for FutureHack. The FutureHack network is an invaluable resource that students take home from camp along with their memories and their new found entrepreneurial mindset.
Create your Own Future:
The FutureHack Global Innovators Bootcamp is a tech, entrepreneurship, and leadership immersive bootcamp for teenagers. In the summer of 2017, we brought together a very select group of 55 students from 11 countries to MIT to LIVE, LEARN, CREATE and CHANGE, turning them from ordinary students to Innovators and Leaders with Entrepreneurial Superpowers! With the help of world-class entrepreneurs from MIT, Harvard, and top CEOs as instructors, students “learn how to turn their dreams and passions into solutions, and their solutions into a revolution.”
Bootcamp Summer 2018 Details
July 22 – August 4, 2018 (14 days)
July 28 – August 10, 2018 (14 days)
Who can apply?
Teenagers (age 13-18) from around the world
Maximum of 40 students per session
MIT and Harvard University
Boston, MA, USA
Tufts University Dormitory
US$3,900 (does not include air tickets, transportation and incidental expenses)
* This is a preliminary sample schedule and is subject to change
** All programs are conducted in English
“FutureHack has taught me that you’re never too young to put yourself out there and make a difference — right now. I worked alongside peers from 11 countries to innovate and realized that there are no limits to what I can achieve. “
“Before I came to FutureHack, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur. I thought I was risk-averse and utterly devoid of charisma–and thus immediately disqualified from anything related to entrepreneurship. I had never been more wrong in my life; it took only a few days at FutureHack to realize that yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, and yes, I am an entrepreneur.”
“I was fortunate enough to be a part of FutureHack’s inaugural class. I can honestly say that my 2 weeks spent at the bootcamp were some of the best, most worthwhile times in my entire life.”
“In FutureHack, you get real business advice and mentorship from successful MIT Entrepreneurs and instructors. I met friends from around the world and they all helped me overcome my language barrier and we worked great together as a team. After returning home, my goal is to help change my community through entrepreneurship. (Yang Yang has launched a community supported company called “Grandma’s Lunchbox” – where they help senior citizens make great home-cooked meals delivered straight to office workers)”
“During the FutureHack Bootcamp, I was able to meet the people eager to innovate and change the world. Being able to spend a lot of time with so many people with different ideas, backgrounds and perspectives was key to helping us grow. FH taught me that it is definitely not too late to rediscover my potential. I would like to start my own successful VR company so that I can help the people in my country see the wonderful world we live in. After coming to FH, I have renewed my determination.”
“My favorite thing about FutureHack was the interesting lifelong friends that I made. One student can multiply four digit figures in his head and other students were great at robotics and coding and other cool things. So many smart and fun students from around the world. FH was such a wonderful surprise… wonderfully shocking and exciting!”