BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This June CoLab-Factory will be hosting over 40 TrepCamp students; who are all young budding entrepreneurs from Mexico. They will study and experience the booming startup and new business community in New York and Brooklyn. The group ranging between ages 19-29 will be learning a set of core skills and mindsets before embarking on their journey to build successful startups in their home country.
"In a political climate where walls are going up between Mexico and the United States, at the CoLab-Factory here in Brooklyn we are looking forward to building bridges and collaborating with young entrepreneurs from Mexico at TrepCamp," shares CoLab-Factory Founder Shane Barbanel. "We are excited to support the next generation of business and innovation talent through education and our strong networks here at the workspace and across the city."
TrepCampers will train for three weeks at CoLab-Factory in entrepreneurship, emerging technologies. Additionally they will visit landmark organizations such as incubators and innovation centers around the five boroughs. Each student will be assigned to a mentor who will guide them and support them through the entire program. Students will have the chance to test their competencies through real challenges. Each student will be assigned a mentor who will guide them through the entire program. TrepCampers will also be working along side CoLab-Factory members including Propel, Humblee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Coop, and New York Natives.
TrepCamp is one of the leading programs in the development of high-impact entrepreneurs in North America.
The goal of TrepCamp is to promote entrepreneurship among young students, building strong links between the US and the Mexican entrepreneurship and education ecosystems.
The TrepCamp program MUSEIC (Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council) Initiative aims to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and student mobility between both countries. trepcamp.org
The first facility of its kind in the bullseye of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, CoLab-Factory provides access to collaborative workspaces and classroom environment for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and students. There are several unique areas within the 11,000 square-foot facility including: 21 offices, two lounges, work bars, a phone closet, a café, three conference rooms, a mail room, and classroom.
Kyle Naidu @ CoLab-Factory