How it works?
Students who are part of our entrepreneurship course will work as a startup team mentored by entrepreneurs. Nextide Academy will provide all the resources necessary to conceptualize ideas into actual products or solutions.
Students who are part of the ventures will be recognized as co-founders and will have claim to the equity based on their participation. The team will work as any startup company with roles and responsibilities assigned based on individual strengths.
Nextide Academy will selectively invest to conceptualize new ideas. We are also constantly looking for other entrepreneurs who want to partner with us to startup new ventures. Crowdfunding as a community are viable options too!
New Toy Design
We wanted a fun project for our kick-start and what’s more fun than designing a new toy! It’s a $25 billion industry with constant projected growth. Further, we have a strong in-house arts and technology expertise (Product design, 3D-Printing, Robotics) to bring ideas to life (toys too!). Above all, we have children of all ages walking through our doors on a daily basis who can provide instant feedback on ideas and design.
The world’s biggest toy fair happens in NYC every year and we want our students to submit their design for consideration. (Did you know that children are not allowed at the fair? We can break that rule by making them the entrepreneurs!)
School Management Software Design
We have identified a company in the Silicon Valley to partner with to take their existing software to cater to a new industry, school/boarding school/day-care center management.