Young tech entrepreneurs set to inspire high school students

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Feb 06, 2013

KITCHENER – What are you passionate about? Ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Think you have what it takes to inspire change in your community? These are just some of the questions local high school students will encounter during the Student Leadership Conference 2013 presented by Mad Hatter Technology Inc.

The Student Leadership Conference 2013 will be a fun filled day about leadership, inspiration, collaboration, and sharing ideas. The event will feature an impressive line up of young, local entrepreneurs and mentors who will share their stories and encourage students to go out in the world and do great things.

The event is being held at the historic Lang Tannery building, a hotspot for technology and innovation in Canada. The event will have a technology spin and 250 local high school students will get interactive throughout the day with the use of digital technology.

“Students usually get reminded to turn off their cell phone, but we will ask them to take them out and use them all day,” says Nicole Stuber of Mad Hatter Technology Inc. “We are fortunate to live in a Region that excels in the tech sector and has a reputation for innovation. There is no better way to introduce students to the growing industry then getting them engaged in the conversation with the technology they use to communicate.”

A few the speakers and mentors include:

• Charles Fraresso, Christie Digital 
• Renjie Butalid, TEDx Youth Wateroo 
• Isha Seth & David Neumann, TVO 
• Taylor Jones, Dear Photograph & Dandy 
• Natalie MacNeil, She Takes on the World 
• Aaron Grant, Thalmic Labs