The 8billionideas Accelerator

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An Innovative 4-day virtual course from a globally recognised education organisation for 15-18 year old students. Running this summer for students who want to get an edge now to prepare themselves for the future.

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Accelerator

By 8billionideas

OVERVIEW

Join a unique, careers ready course

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We’re offering a world-class learning Experience for your 15 - 18 year old to support them in vital areas of their development. This will act as a springboard for a successful future in a rapidly changing work environment and is delivered in a gamified and entertaining way.

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4 days of structured learning delivered by our team through Zoom

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Engaging and exciting Experiences with a lasting impact

CRUCIAL SKILLS

Learn all the real skills you need for the future

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Public speaking

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Personal branding

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Growth mindset

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Interview Techniques

At the end of the Accelerator, each child will have:

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Curriculum
Vitae

You will learn how to create a CV that will help you land your dream job.

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Business
Idea

A strategic business plan based on your own creative idea.

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Endorsment
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A paragraph outlining your strengths and stating our endorsement.

Worried about lack of work experience?

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Working with the 8billionideas team, you will dive-deep into the world of entrepreneurship, unlock problems, develop concepts, learn about design thinking, while beginning to prototype and develop your ideas in fun and safe setting. Graduate from the Accelerator and receive a job application-ready paragraph outlining your strengths and stating 8billlionideas’ endorsement.

This will be personalised for each student depending on the project work submitted

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The Syllabus

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Designed to make you learn essential skills step by step.

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Day 1 - Career Climate
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)

Overview of the job market now and in the future, get inspired by guest speakers, and how to turn your passion into a career.
Careers of Tomorrow: Could your future career be in robotics, food technology, or commercial space explanation? Could you solve the problems of the future? A fun introduction to thinking outside the box regarding the career opportunities of tomorrow.
Your Future Dream Job: How can you apply your passions, skills and unique attributes into landing the job that’s perfect for you? How self-reflection can help you if you don’t have a clue what you want to do for a living. 
Decision Time: As young people deciding on your future path, you’re faced with a lot of big decisions. Delve into the psychology of decisions, gain confidence in your own decision-making ability, become equipped to navigate the pitfalls of decision-making, and understand the cognitive biases that get in the way of making good decisions. 

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Day 2 - Career Toolbox
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)

Fill your career toolbox with everything you need to get the future career you want; find out how to curve your own path, becomean entrepreneur, and gain the practical skills needed to land your dream job. 
Job Application Boot Camp: How to search smart, apply for jobs, approach employers, and write cover letters.
Write An Amazing CV: Understand what makes an amazing CV, how to write one, and how to stand out. 
What Makes An Entrepreneur & Start A Business 101: Wouldn’t it be great if you could work for yourself? How do you start a business when you have no idea where to start? What are the necessary skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur?

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Day 3 - Shine ✨
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)

Talent can’t shine if you don’t show it. Discover how to let your unique personality talk for you, develop your communication skills, personal branding, and social media presence. Learn how to be charismatic and talk the talk, even if you’re nervous!
‣Interview Skills: How to impress employers and interviewers, present yourself well, and answer interview questions with flair. Conquer interview jitters once and for all. 
Public Speaking Demystified: How to make them hang on your every word, and excel at public speaking - even if you’re terrified!
Personal Branding: Harness the power of social media to find mentors, grow your personal brand, and get the positive attention you want; be social media safe, smart, and savvy. 

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Day 4 - Growth Mindset
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)

Build your confidence and feel comfortable in your own skin. Challenge yourself to level up in all aspects of life - not just academically or career-wise. This day is about a holistic approach to personal development - and is all about growth and self-reflection.
‣Getting comfortable in your own skin: How to build healthy self-esteem, understand yourself, and rock it. 
‣Mindfulness and Mental health: Taking care of you.
‣How to be creative 

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What happens if my child isn't in the 10-14 age bracket, but I believe this would be perfect for them?

Completely down to you! Our content has been written keeping in mind this age group, but we know there will be students of other ages who would love to take part and that's completely a decision between you and your child. Please bear in mind that the live experiences will be delivered by Zoom, so they have to be comfortable to be able to join it. We know many of our courses will appeal to many age groups. Probably the best thing you can do is give it a try and make the decisions yourselves.

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What time zones and language will you be delivering in?

All content will be delivered by facilitators in English. Self-paced courses and videos will be accessible 24/7 for your child to consume. Live experiences will occur for up to 12 hours each day in UK Local Time, to begin with, every weekend and every day of every holiday. This will mean that your child will be able to access live experiences when they want to. As the year goes on, we will be moving towards having experiences running for 15-18 hours a day to allow for further opportunities for young people no matter where they are in the world.

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What will my child get from taking part?

It is our duty to give your child the skills and belief to change the world. Once a child has completed their trial and becomes an 8billionideas student, they will get hundreds of opportunities in the coming months and years to take part in more experiences, courses and consume our content. They will begin to collect badges of completion to be able to show on their school, their college or University applications in the future and amaze a future employer about going above and beyond with skills that really matter. Parents will begin to understand even more about what their child is passionate about and help them with their career choices in the years ahead.

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We love everything about 8billionideas but can't afford the monthly subscription?

As you can imagine, to be able to provide world-class education daily with experts delivering live experiences to students around the world, does cost some money. We've worked so hard to keep our monthly subscription down as much as we possibly can, without it impacting the education that we want to deliver at the standard we want to deliver. We hope that many parents and carers will see this, but we do also understand that there will be parents and carers out there who come across 8billionideas, fall in love with it, but can't afford the monthly subscription. Please email hello@8billionideas.com if that's the case and we'll kick off the application for our scholarship programme. We will have limited places on this, so please only apply if you really are in this situation, because otherwise, you will be taking the place of a child who really does need it.

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We love everything about 8billionideas but can't afford the monthly subscription?

As you can imagine, to be able to provide world-class education daily with experts delivering live experiences to students around the world, does cost some money. We've worked so hard to keep our monthly subscription down as much as we possibly can, without it impacting the education that we want to deliver at the standard we want to deliver. We hope that many parents and carers will see this, but we do also understand that there will be parents and carers out there who come across 8billionideas, fall in love with it, but can't afford the monthly subscription. Please email hello@8billionideas.com if that's the case and we'll kick off the application for our scholarship programme. We will have limited places on this, so please only apply if you really are in this situation, because otherwise, you will be taking the place of a child who really does need it.

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Is there an on/off option with the subscription?

Although we know there are many on/off subscription options out there, it's not something you can do when it comes to education. Every piece of project work submitted will receive a piece of video feedback from the team and a written comment. This is stored on your child's profile and accessible through the parent dashboard. When an account isn't renewed, the data can only be held for a certain period of time before it is deleted. Your child's work could be saved on their device, but in regards to their progress report and our record of the completion of their experiences and skills gained, we will have to go back to the start. It's for this reason why we don't have an on/off feature.

Why choose us?

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Expert Instructors

Learn from our team of trained Facilitators led by an entrepreneur and a double TEDx speaker, 8billionideas’ CEO - David Harkin.

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Real Skills

Get the future-proof skills that will help you on your way to the successful future that you choose for yourself.

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Guest Speakers

Hear from our inspiring speakers from businesses like Google, IBM, LinkedIn, and Amazon, as well as the start-up community.

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Endorsement

Finish the Programme with a job application-ready paragraph outlining your strengths and stating 8billlionideas’ endorsement.

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One price, skills for life

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No hidden fees or sneaky small print.

Available dates:

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July 5 - July 8 🇭🇰
10:00 - 16:00 HK Time (GMT+8)
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July 12 - July 15
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)
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July 19 - July 22
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)
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July 26 - July 29
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)
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August 2 - August 5
09:00 - 15:00 UK Time (GMT+1)
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Accelerator

Next Accelerator starts on July 12, 2021.

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£195

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Add the discount code you got from your school and get 20% off.

Use code 8BILL20 for 20% discount at checkout.

Want to run this in your school?

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We can run the Accelerator Programme in your School this term and tailor the experience to your students’ needs. Find out more about 8billionideas’ offering for Schools.

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