For the past three years, GENYOUth and our partner, SAP have hosted a Social Innovation Series for students in cities across the country. SAP provided time, talent and funding to bring students' entrepreneurial ideas to life. Beyond funding and project support, participating students also qualified for the chance to win the coveted title of SAP Teen Innovator. While our first Teen Innovators traveled to the Super Bowl, this year could be the coolest prize yet!
Yesterday, five students from Boston, Dallas and Phoenix met the man, the legend...THE SHARK, Daymond John! Kicking their day off at SAP's new Hudson Yards office, the Teen Innovators then traveled across the snowy city to The Shark Group office to meet with Daymond and his incredible team. His words to everyone listening, made a lasting impression, and our AdCap entrepreneurs will ride the wave of this experience back into their schools to start the real work of bringing their projects to life.
To see the SAP Teen Innovator's adventures, follow the hashtag #SAPSIS on social media, and to learn more about their experience visiting SAP and meeting Daymond John and The Shark Group team, read the press release here.
We're grateful to our partners at SAP for making these wonderful experiences possible for students, and to the BEYOND AMAZING Shark Group team and Daymond John for a day none of us will ever forget.
Daymond John and the SAP Teen Innovators at The Shark Group
President of SAP North America, DJ Paoni with the SAP Teen Innovators at SAP's Hudson Yards office
The Shark Group team and the SAP Teen Innovators