AlligatorZone is where kids meet cool startups. Youth and kids learn problem-solving through direct interaction with startups and their products, in a shared experience with their parents. It’s a program held at select public libraries, for kids of age 7 – 17. It’s a startup event for the entire family. Since parents need to be present in the room with their kids, and are welcome to join in the conversation, when they go home the kids and parents have something inspiring to talk about. Such a shared experience makes not just for an uplifting gathering of the family, but of the entire community at a local public library joining to celebrate and participate in local innovation in a unique and exciting manner. Lately, kids and youth are having even more fun because not only do they get to meet and talk to startup founders and learn about what they created, but they can also sign up to get coached for various roles to independently run the event.