Our mission: inspire youth with the mindset, skills and network to become creative innovators and entrepreneurs.
Epiic Solutions in the News:
"What I did this Summer: Started a Company"
Boston Globe, June 2016
"In July, a group of entrepreneurs will introduce their vision of the future to investors. After a weeklong innovation sprint, working through a concept with the advice and mentorship of business owners across Boston, the small group will present a new app, website, or gadget in the startup incubator where they’ve been working. Oh, and these entrepreneurs? They’re 16."
"Startup Spotlight: Epiic Solutions"
Greenhorn Connect, May 2016
"I've been working in this space for a while but didn't feel like I was leveraging everything Boston has. There are so many innovative entrepreneurs, startups and companies all centrally located. I want teens to see what work looks like today and reflect on what skills, mindset, and path they want to take before they enter college and the workforce. When I talk to entrepreneurs, innovators and designers, they get it and are jealous that programs like Epiic Solutions didn't exist when they were teens."
"This Summer Camp Lets High Schoolers Test-Drive Entrepreneurship at Boston's Colleges"
BostInno, May 2016
"It's quick to see how these aren't your childhood summer camps. All of the camps merge design thinking and the entrepreneurial process, each week-long program focusing on a specific niche area of innovation."
"Epiic Solutions Summer Program Immerses Students in Innovation"
VentureFizz, May 2016
"Toss what you think you know about summer camp out the window. A new kind of program is in town - and it goes way beyond the archery lessons and sing-a-longs around the campfire typically associated with camp."
Blake Sims - Founder and CEO
Blake is a dynamic educator and entrepreneur dedicated to providing unique learning experiences that challenge and inspire middle and high school students. Her teaching experience in Chicago Public and internationally, along with her work at Harvard Graduate School of Education catalyzed her into a career that instills 21st century skills into the next generations of leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. For several years, Blake has successfully worked with schools, business leaders, and start-ups throughout New England creating researched-based design-thinking curriculum and programming to support students. Blake joined Boston University’s Innovate@BU initiative as Program Director of Social Innovation in November 2017. Blake is passionate about inspiring students of all ages and helping them connect their passions with entrepreneurship and innovation.
Check out Design Thinking for Leading and Learning - an edX online course Blake spearheaded with MIT and Microsoft.
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