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Calling all young entrepreneurs! Learning from a TechStars inventor and spend 5 days on MAC’s Makerlab Product Accelerator Summer school. You will learn how to invent, design and make a tech product and how to launch it to market.

What will you learn on this course?

This course introduces young people to entrepreneurial ways of thinking, and inventing. Working with a leading industry professional participants will understand the journey from idea, to making and launching a product to market. The product may include elements of coding and electronics and prototyping within a creative artistic environment. 

Working with a key industry professional in the Midlands young people will engage with digital activities through an exciting creative way.

Summer Schools at MAC are 3 – 5 day long summer courses that offer young people the opportunity to take part in an intensive learning experience of a particular art form. Each day will follow the same routine of workshops from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm with MAC’s specialist artist tutors. These courses offer an opportunity for in depth study and the production of more developed pieces of work.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 12 to 17 years. It is open to all ability levels and young people don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany their children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course may be accessible for young people with disabilities who can participate in detail based activities. We provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The building is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything

Children aged 13 and under who do not have permission on their enrolment form to be independent during breaks must bring a packed lunch for a supervised lunch break.

Are there any additional costs?

The price of the course includes either a micro-processor such as a Crumble Kit, Raspberry Pi or Arduino to the value of £25 and access to product design software, 3D printers and equipment which may include soldering.

Who teaches this course?

James Hannam