Watson University Entrepreneurs
Team Member: Kaya Cameron
Event Name: Startup Island Alternative Spring Break
Brian Helfman wrote -
Startup Island is an educational travel opportunity for college students around the world. We are building a community of young people who support and encourage each other to elevate their ideas and build the businesses of the future. Our trips feature workshops, guest speakers, and startup mentors to help students grow personally, professionally, and creatively. Costa Rica is our platform in paradise where the magic happens. This year, for our alternative spring break trips during March 2017, our goal is to empower students, who otherwise wouldn't be able to experience a Startup Island trip, by helping them raise money for their own trips. By donating to a student trip, you will help make this trip of a lifetime a reality for a student in need. For more information, head over to our website or check out the video for highlights from past trips!
Who am I?
I am an aspiring social entreprenuer in my first year at Watson University in Boulder, Colorado. Watson is a new form of higher education that helps student innovators develop and tackle the worlds most difficult challenges. I am 18 years old, from New York City/ Grenada W.I. I have founded the startup Zion Health & Wellness, which is working to reintergrate holistic living into the culture of Grenada through education. Our main goals are to build up community, empower the people of Grenada through natural medcine and healthy lifestyles and to give the youth more of the opportunity to have a voice in the direction the country moves. Outside of developing my startup, I love making people laugh, laughing, seeing new places in the world, listening to good music etc.
Why does Startup Island matter to me?
Startup Island creates the space for networking with amazing innovative minds in a beautiful and stimulating environment. It offers me the opportunity to focus in on some of the biggest challenges that I am facing with my startup, recieve fresh insights and perspectives on the next steps and offer the same for those who need it.