Facebook speaks to NYC Generation Tech high school students last night at their headquarters:
“Launch quickly and iterate.”
“Stay focused and keep shipping.”
NYC Generation Tech is a new initiative by NYCEDC and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship to provide mentorship for disadvantaged high school students interested in technology. The program, which is still in the pilot phase, consists of a two-week summer bootcamp followed by a series of weeknight meetings in the fall, hosted at the local offices of top tech companies like Google, NASDAQ and Warby Parker. The 30 accepted students work in teams to develop a mobile app prototype targeted at other New York City students using MIT App Inventor.