Press release: Bloomington students participate in workshop designed to foster an innovative mindset

The City of Bloomington sent the following Tuesday:

Bloomington students participate in workshop designed to foster an innovative mindset
BLOOMINGTON, IN – In partnership with the City of Bloomington, The Mill, and Ivy Tech Bloomington, the STARTedUP Foundation will be performing an Innovation Workshop for three local high schools: Bloomington High School South, Edgewood High School and the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. This workshop is designed to empower students and foster community engagement as community members are given the opportunity to mentor students throughout the day and witness student creativity and innovation.  The STARTedUP Innovation Workshop is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to propose creative and effective solutions to real-world problems. This one-day event is designed to inspire young minds and equip them with the tools and mindset needed to make a positive impact on their communities. Workshop Highlights:Problem Solving: Participants will work together to address a real challenge presented by the City of Bloomington. This hands-on experience will encourage critical thinking and teamwork.Design Thinking Activities: Attendees will engage in interactive design thinking exercises, helping them approach problems with a fresh perspective and develop innovative solutions.Pitch Presentations: Students will have the opportunity to pitch their problem statements and solutions to local mentors, gaining valuable feedback and mentorship.Community Engagement: The workshop fosters collaboration between students, local businesses, community members, and innovators, creating a vibrant ecosystem for creative problem-solving. When: October 4, 2023 | 9am – 12:30pm EST
Where: The Mill642 North Madison StreetBloomington, IN 47404 Interview Opportunities:Students participating in the workshopBusiness leaders and mentorsWorkshop organizersCity officials More event details can be found at:
About The STARTedUP Foundation:The STARTedUP Foundation officially launched in 2018 to start building the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. This is accomplished through three key initiatives: Spark, Develop, and Accelerate. Beginning with sparking innovation through the Innovate WithIN pitch competition; continuing to develop students through an educator fellowship; and accelerating innovation through the creation of an alumni association for all students previously engaged with STARTedUP.

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