A publicly-listed VC, Augmentum Fintech, have announced the launch of the ‘TeenVC.’

 

Free for teenagers aged between 14 and 18, this digital education platform will help teach them about entrepreneurship and venture capital, and will be updated twice a week during April.

Quizzes, articles and videos will make up the 10 modules of the digital programme, and will focus on the different elements of the VC industry.

Professionals will also be on hand in virtual Q&A sessions to talk about their experience.

All of the modules will build up towards a deal-sourcing exercise – The TeenVC Challenge – where students compete for a place on an insight experience with Augmentum Fintech later in 2020.

At what has been an unprecedented time for business, Tim Levene, CEO of Augmentum Fintech, believes that the initiative is a bit of welcome good news.

“At a time when teenagers are at home with more time on their hands, we thought we’d help break the boredom in an engaging, educational manner, helping teens from all walks of life learn about VC, tech and entrepreneurship,” he said.

“We decided to launch TeenVC to continue the work digitally, educating young people about an industry rarely talked about in careers education in schools and colleges.”

Augmentum Fintech also recently gave their investors the good news that, despite the coronavirus pandemic, its portfolio will hold up in the current economic climate.

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