LANL’s Feynman Center For Innovation Reaches Out To Teen Entrepreneurs

Isaac Schilling, LAHS alum and Feynman Center coordinator for entrepreneurship event. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

The Feynman Center for Innovation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, with the help of Los Alamos High School alumnus Isaac Schilling, will host a series of events for teenagers interested in entrepreneurship. 

The Teen Startup Challenge is a series of events to teach teens how to quickly and effectively share their entrepreneurial ideas with the goal of gaining funding to start a business or to expand a current venture, according to Schilling.

Schilling will lead the project by hosting a brief information session for interested teens at Time Out Pizza in Los Alamos Wednesday, April 22. Schilling will be on hand 4-6 p.m. with free pizza and drinks provided to interested teens.

Schilling welcomes any interested teenagers who have a potential idea to share.

“Even if you do not have a business idea, we will help you come up with one or potentially partner people together,” Schilling said. “You can come with a team or as an individual.”

The goal of these events is to prepare the young business leaders for a “Shark Tank” style competition where competitors will have a chance to get their business ideas funded by some adult entrepreneurs.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with great programs and people within the community,” Schilling said. “Los Alamos has such a wonderful breadth of knowledge and skills.  We want to access as many of these resources as possible to make this the best program it can be.”

Students unable to attend the Wednesday event can contact Schilling via email or though the Teen Start Up Challenge Facebook Page. Schilling is aware of the variety of after school requirements for students and plans to schedule additional meetings. He’ll also have a booth during lunch at Los Alamos High School Monday, April 20, to answer any questions.

Those wishing to contact him can find him at ischil@lanl.gov or https://www.facebook.com/LATeenStartup.

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