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Getting Smart Podcast

Aug 23, 2023

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Nalukai program director Aaron Schorn and a high school student Sherry Jiang from Kealakehe high school. 

The Nalukai Academy Startup Camp is a ten-day intensive entrepreneurship, technology, and design camp for high school students The camp covers a multitude of different subject areas with real-world applications, such as management, digital storytelling, design thinking, and large-scale digital projects. Campers at Nalukai are driven, clever, and innovative. 

Nalukai focuses: 

  • Digital storytelling – branding & marketing, content creation, web design

  • Leadership – project management, collaboration, team dynamics

  • Entrepreneurship – networking, investor pitches, business plan development

  • Design thinking –  prototyping, mind-mapping, iteration

  • Technology – coding, web development, digital business tools