Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Venture Hive, an acelerator and incubator for technology startups, are teaming up to create TEAM (Tech Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program), a new tech-entrepreneurship magnet program that will offer high school students the chance to intern with top tech startups.
Throughout the year, TEAM will provide technology skill-building – coding and business education – at Venture Hive in downtown Miami. This will include intensive classes, immersion into a tech startup team to learn skills including strategy, marketing, teamwork and communication; and guidance and support to develop a project during the school year, said Susan Amat, founder of Venture Hive and a serial entrepreneur. The program is scheduled to start in January.
TEAM is one of four new industry-focused magnet school concepts that are part of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s new A.I.M. (Actively Investing in Miami-Dade) Initiative. “Through this initiative, we’re giving our best and brightest students an opportunity to learn about the impact technology has in building a business from start to finish, and to experience firsthand what our community has to offer them,” said Gimenez, who has supported this project and Venture Hive from the start. “I look forward to seeing how TEAM evolves and grows.”