STEMettes is a UK based organization created¬†by Anne-Marie Imafidon to combat the lack of girls in STEM fields. Their mission is “To inspire the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by showing them the amazing women already in STEM via a series of panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring schemes.” As part of that mission, they’re running¬†a¬†STEM entrepreneurship program this summer in London. Called the Outbox Incubator, it will help provide¬†funding, mentoring and continuing¬†support for up to 270 girls¬†over the summer, enabling them to launch innovative STEM businesses. The application proccess closes on¬†May¬†28th, 2015, so time is running out. Read more about the program below, or by clicking the links above.
What is the Outbox Incubator?
It‚Äôs a STEMazing experience for girls aged between 11 ‚Äì 22. It‚Äôs a support initiative designed to accelerate STEM Start-ups. It‚Äôs full of sessions run by STEM organisations and women from industry. It‚Äôs a code-load of free wifi, free food, fun events, funky dance moves, sherpas and skill sharing. It‚Äôs the only free STEM initiative of its kind to have ever happened in Europe. It‚Äôs happening this summer, and it‚Äôs six weeks long. ¬† The Outbox Incubator spaces are now open! Apply or nominate now until the 28th May. ¬†
Should you apply (oh. holy. goat. yes!)
Do you live in Europe? Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Or in other words are you interested in creating things? Do you want to meet new people, make friendships and have a laugh? Do you want to grow an idea into a business? Do you want to meet women leaders? Do you want to hear the stories and advice from women who have made it in the STEM world? Do you want to make a change? Are you a fan of devilishly tasty free food? Do you want to see London? ¬†
Do you have to stay for the six weeks?
Girls who don‚Äôt live in London will be sleeping over in the Outbox House! They can stay for a week or join us for the full six. ¬†
What will you get?
Interview skills Confidence skills Expert STEM business knowledge Friendships Life experiences Financial skills A leap into the STEM life A Sherpa (like a mentor but better) Social Media expertise
You can (and should!) read the¬†full blog post on the Outbox Incubator program here.