No Real Alligators At AlligatorZone®
At AlligatorZone®, we are a community of life-long learners, organizers of community gatherings of students and their families, to explore the exciting future that highly accomplished innovators and startup entrepreneurs are creating.
The exposure gives students an idea of how to start preparing for economic relevance and professional mastery in a rapidly transforming world. AlligatorZone® has recently added an at-home subscription program to provide a convenient way for the busy middle-school and high-school student to look for their calling sooner rather than later, and preferably, to lower the chances of landing in college with an undeclared major.
The Mission of AlligatorZone®
Fellow students, at AlligatorZone®, our raison d’etre is to help you look for yours. The mission of AlligatorZone® is to sustainably empower students to look for their calling and prepare for the future of work, by learning from innovators who are creating that future.
Watch a video collage of how AlligatorZone programs are received by families across the nation.
Videos from our event-program
Watch the playlist of post-event video interviews below to get an idea of the exciting event-program brought by AlligatorZone to the community, in cooperation with various public libraries.
Join Our Membership Community
What began as a community gathering in public libraries to inspire children, has evolved into a membership organization with a deep sense of belonging for families with tweens and teens to start grooming the next generation of leaders. Some of the programs are free for the public. Get a starter subscription to gain more.
Enjoy Our Free Public Event-Program
We began AlligatorZone with free family-friendly startup events in public libraries. They continue to this day. Our free public event-program consists of carefully curated conferences for children to enjoy as a shared experience with their parents. Since 2014, AlligatorZone® has been inspiring communities by organizing children’s conferences, featuring exciting startups that are presented personally by their founders, to a rather young audience of kids and teens (ages 7-17), and accompanying families and educators. Close to 150 unique startups have been carefully curated, coached and showcased to young audiences in 20 communities from Silicon Valley to South Florida. AlligatorZone®‘s programs are usually held in public libraries, and also in schools or community centers, at the request of parents, children, teachers, librarians and civic leaders in various communities. Register here to attend an event here.
Kids Learn At The Frontiers of Innovation
Alligator is a metaphor for the many lurking problems that can sink a startup. At AlligatorZone®‘s gatherings, the young members of the audience help the presenting startup founders cross the AlligatorZone successfully in free-wheeling discussions. The kids and teens learn through honest conversations with startup founders, voiced opinions and questions driven by children’s innate curiosity, while the entire community celebrates the local entrepreneurs and participates in local innovation in a unique and exciting way.
Grow With Us
AlligatorZone® is growing along with its young members. In 2016, AlligatorZone®, with the goal of adding more structure to its alternative learning environments, created an Academy for designing summer camps, curricula for alternative learning, and after-school enrichment programs. Our new direction with our premium plans is therefore aimed at creating programs to more directly help pre-teens and teenage children prepare for careers of the future.
Join A Magical Movement
We have been told often, that at AlligatorZone®, something magical happens when kids and teens meet and have honest conversations with startup founders. AlligatorZone®‘s programs are known to have positively impacted and inspired participants of all ages, 7 and older. As they interact with local entrepreneurs at AlligatorZone®‘s events, kids and teens, and their accompanying parents of varying socioeconomic backgrounds get to gather in a public space and dream big, in a shared experience as a family. That’s powerful.
Join our movement to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. Join with a starter subscription to enjoy our premium offerings at home and through your schools.
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