iStartValley helped me create my own startup and network with like-minded individuals as a highschooler. I went through the high school internship program and have gained valuable skills such as networking, programming, cloud computing, marketing, advertising, budgeting and many more. Without iStartValley I wouldn't have the strong foundation that I do know about the evergrowing technology industry. A unique thing that I noticed from this program is that now I regularly check the latest startup and technology news to get informed and educated with the current trends and the market. This has become a daily habit for me and I never would have expected myself to be doing this while my other friends are mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. This was a great experience and I recommend this program for anyone who is interested in going through it.
I joined the I Start Valley Internship Program with high hopes and it exceeded all of my expectations. The I Start Valley program helped me understand much more about entrepreneurship and made more knowledgeable about startups. Through this program I met so many peers from across the country and I had a great time collaborating with them. I Start Valley allowed me to explore my interests in many fun and creative ways such as their business plan contest. Even after finishing this program, it has assisted me in many ways. I was able to create contacts with other students and receive a medal for presidential service. All in all, I Start Valley was a great experience and I would recommend it to students like me who are interested in business and are looking to expand their horizons.
This program is one of its kind. It strives to teach kids the essence of business and entrepreneurship. By working with fellow interns, I have learned the importance of teamwork and had the opportunity to create several platforms for our startup idea. With the knowledge and resources, we now have, we are more than ready to continue our startup.
Sathvik Nallamalli, Intel ISEF 2018 & 2019 Grand Award Winner, FBLA Nationals Winner 2018
The iStart valley program was an excellent experience for me. I participated in the high school internship program, and during the program, I was able to learn many aspects of creating a technology-based startup company, including the business model, blockchain, and customer/investor acquisition. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and creating a technology-based startup.
iStart Valley was a great experience, one with filled with learning new skills, thinking like an entrepreneur, and forming a startup. Gaining such exposure is very difficult in high school, but is crucial in becoming a successful entrepreneur in the future and I am so grateful to have participated in it. iStart Valley creates an environment with individuals from various backgrounds that interact and learn together. I am glad that I participated in iStart Valley, as it helped me develop my passion for innovation and entrepreneurship even further.
I came into the iStart Valley High School Internship Program with few expectations and a vague understanding of what the course would entail. I must say, I was completely blown away. iStart Valley's program is by far one of the best internship programs for high schoolers to get a head start on the basics of entrepreneurship and business. The weekly web sessions were engaging, insightful, and informational: I learned about everything from artificial intelligence to startup companies. I especially loved the current events segment at the beginning of each session. It not only taught me about new and rising startup companies, but also helped me realize the importance of staying updated on the latest news in the business world. iStart Valley's program has affirmed my interest in business and entrepreneurship, and I know that I will carry with me not only the knowledge I gained, but the collaboration skills I honed through the group project throughout my career. I would completely recommend this program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field of business, entrepreneurship, or startup companies.
I was impressed with the platform provided by iStart Valley, in which they inspired and properly guided young entrepreneurs. iStart Valley has given me the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals around the country. The internship program allowed me to learn the steps required to be a successful entrepreneur and taught me the plethora of perspectives that individuals have on modern day problems. I am thankful to be an attendee of this internship as it taught me the steps to create a startup and assisted me in developing the entrepreneurial mindset.
I began as a mere freshman in high school who initially had no insight into the field of entrepreneurship; however, it is an understatement to say that the high school internship provided by iStart Valley has provided me with a new style of innovative thinking. In addition, this organization provided me with the opportunity to network with a variety of people across the United States and an insight into technology revealing the ways it can benefit mankind. I am glad to say I am a member of this amazing organization. I truly value iStart Valley's strive to provide its students an opportunity to reach their future entrepreneurial endeavours. With a greater worry for the future of our generation currently amongst us, iStart Valley is taking an enormous step in steering us into a pathway of hope and glory via innovation.
Being part of the iStart Valley internship opened up a lot of new opportunities for me for college and for my career. I became part of a large entrepreneurship community where I am constantly being encouraged and challenged to think outside of the box. In addition, as the President of the Youth Executive Committee, I have an amazing opportunity to collaborate with other students from across the US to help provide resources for young entrepreneurs. iStart Valley has showed me how I can become a more innovative thinker and a great team member.
iStart Valley was an amazing experience! Completely worth my time and has given me an entrepreneurial mindset. Prior to the internship program, I did not really know what I was going to do but afterward, I have found my dream. To this day, iStart Valley has been a very helpful extracurricular for me during high school. If you want your kids to get a strong foundation in entrepreneurship, iStart Valley' High Schools Internship Program is for you!
One of the best decisions that I made to join the program that has a long lasting impact on me. I would highly recommend.
Excellent platform for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Startups. Amazed by the quality of programs. Thank you for your relentless efforts to bring the best to the participants!
My daughter was in the most recent batch of high school students selected for the internship program. She was really looking forward to it. The program started off ok with regular meetings but soon deteriorated. No responses to questions. No real workshops on design thinking as originally publicized. The meetings had little structure with the coordinator mostly rambling on and on. Assignments were delayed. It seemed to be managed by a single person with part-time commitment to this program. Not worth the $500 fee and the time.
iStart Valley 06/01/2019
High School Internship is one of our popular program. It's highly selective and fast paced. We are aware of only one incident where the student had to drop off in the middle of the program and was fully refunded. But from the same batch we had rest of the Interns successfully graduate and they continue to work with us in the Youth Executive Committee. Sorry that you had bad experience. We always strive to keep our programs impactful!