Only recently, Elon Musk’s Boring Company “Loop Track”, a futuristic underground hyperloop for zero emission vehicles, carried out its first demonstration. Already, Microsoft’s AI for Earth is using artificial intelligence to help save snow leopards.
Some of these prototypes will turn into reality. Others will remain in the realm of Sci-Fi. That’s what innovation is about.
This mission is slightly different from usual Hive missions. It’s about using the power of your imagination, your skills and knowledge to create a Start-Up that could help Planet Earth.
Over 5 days, you will start a business – a Science & Tech business. You’ll have to get your head around capital investment, angels, rapid prototyping, writing a business plan, pitching an idea, branding, leadership… and making money!
The mission will start with an exploration of the problem you’d like to solve. The next step is ideation and prototyping: the process of taking an idea that is in your head and turning it into something that exists in the real world. The final step is strategy: figuring out how to get your idea into the hands of the people who want it and how to create a successful business around it.
The mission will conclude with an opportunity for the teams to pitch their start-ups to a real-life entrepreneur.
Our Lead Facilitators on this mission tend to be practising Scientists with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Enterprise specialist. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission, with a minimum booking of 3 days. Unfortunately because of the skill development involved, we are unable to accept children for just one or two days on this mission.
9.30am - 4.30pm (extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies).
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
The price for this five-day mission starts at £222 per child for 3 days. The mission can booked for 3 days or more. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.