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Welcome to the Jumpstart Kids 2019

Jumpstart Kids is a week-long summer program for kidtrepreneurs ages 8 to 12. Classes are hosted by Jumpstart Media. It is a collaborative effort, featuring guest speakers, various corporates, startups and investors, developing curious minds and teaching them about entrepreneurship and innovation.

This year’s program kicks off at The Mills Fabrica on July 22, where our kidtrepreneurs will get a tour of the experiential lab, learn 3D design, and all the latest tech in the fabric space. They will also get to learn how to operate an authentic handloom. This will be followed by a session where they learn how to design watches and then design their own watches (worth 1500 hkd) that they get to take home. Finally, Origami Labs will walk them through Design Thinking.

The 23rd to the 26th will take place at The Desk in United Center (Admiralty). Our kidtrepreneurs will learn about social enterprises with Clean The World, go on excursions with Sam Experiences, learn about STEM, and many more activities. All workshops will promote critical thinking, leadership skills, and teamwork, all important in their academic careers.

Jumpstart Kids 2019


July 22 – July 26 (Morning Session)
July 22 – July 26 (Afternoon Session)



Our first Jumpstart kids program kicked off in 2017 with an inaugural class of 11 kidtrepreneurs.

Different founders came in and gave talks

The students got to try out different activities



Our 2018 program saw the kids participate in the HKSTP World Elevator Tour and got featured on TVB.

More students allowed for more interaction

Learning in a fun environment is always ideal

Sponsor a scholarship for future Kidtrepreneurs

These scholarships will be awarded to students who are in under-represented communities. We have 20 scholarships remaining at HK$3,995 (per scholarship).

By the end of the program, we will help the kids to self-publish a book about their startup journey. You will be recognized as a scholarship sponsor in the book.

If you would like to participate in this year’s event as a sponsor, please email us at info@jumpstartmag.com or call James (+852 5182 9550) with the level of sponsorship you could provide.

Meet The Team

James is the Managing Director of Jumpstart Media, Hong Kong’s first startup print publication launched in 2014. Jumpstart has grown to become a well known magazine in Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding startup community.

James is originally from New York, a father of 3 kids and a serial entrepreneur. His first summer job at age 14 was a summer camp counselor. He’s excited to work with kids this summer and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs!

Anita Chan is the Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships at Jumpstart Media. She has previous experience in co-founding her startup, Sam the Local, and working in regional marketing and communications. She has worked in Hong Kong and San Francisco Bay Area.

Anita is originally from San Francisco, and fell in love with Hong Kong during a vacation, and made it a point to move here.

Nayantara Bhat is the Editorial Associate at Jumpstart Media & Program Associate for The STILE initiative. Prior to working at Jumpstart, she studied Economics and Journalism at The University of Hong Kong.

Nayantara is originally from India, but has also lived in New Zealand, Indonesia, and now Hong Kong.

Reginald Addae is the Director of Marketing & Special Programs at Jumpstart Media. Prior to working at Jumpstart, he was the Marketing Manager at Global Sources.

Reginald is originally from Ghana, and moved to Hong Kong because he wanted to be closer to the beaches.