21iQ means the innovation of entrepreneurial ideas, the “i” comes from ideas and the “Q” stands for problem solving for 21st century questions.
There are 3 modules - Foundation, Incubation, and Execution. They can be taken as a stand-alone module or combined. Each one of the modules is for a 10 - 12 weeks (about 3 months) duration.
Each module has a different cost structure. Please contact us to receive more details.
The classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST). In addition, the teams will meet with their mentors during the week for 30 mins to an hour. Please check with your site of registration for your times and location.
There are no requirements to enroll in the Foundation module except for your eagerness to learn and an open mind! But for the Incubation and Execution module some prior knowledge is preferred to join, however it will be evaluated on an individual basis.
There will be three hour of instruction on Saturdays which will mostly cover curriculum and workshops. The teams will need to work with their mentors and peers during the weekdays on their project which can be anywhere from 5 to 6 hours.
Every class session is packed with lots of information, so it is advisable to talk to the mentors if you are going to be absent as it will affect the learning and group commitments.
The program is run by the founders who are trained professionals with diverse experience in technology, business, science, and education. The team also include college/universities professors, industry professionals, and mentors.
College students, parents, working professionals can become mentors for the teams. Corporate sponsors, colleges, and other education institutions can become partners of the 21iQInnovation program.
It is an entrepreneurship program focused on leadership, business and well-rounded skills blended with technology guidance. It is not a coding program. No prior knowledge or experience in technology is needed.