• Next Generation Technology 360

    The Next Gen Tech 360 (NGT360) competition is a youth shark tank that helps young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a minimal viable product to be pitched to Tampa Bay industry leaders! NGT360 was established 6 years ago in Pinellas County by 501(c)(3) non-profit Connect-IT 360 in partnership with the Pinellas Education Foundation and has impacted over 850 students across the Tampa Bay area. With our program your students have available to them industry mentors and monthly workshops to develop their idea into a real business. Our workshops are led by professionals from Tampa Bay leading companies such as Raymond James, Nielsen, Achieva, and Catalina. Our program provides personalized experiential project base learning to high school students in creating their app or product and prepare it for the market.

    NGT360 is entering its 7th season for 2021-22. Over the past 6 years, NGT360 has given winning teams over $90,000 in grant prizes to fund their products and future endeavors. Furthermore, the 1st place winning team of each season will be given the opportunity to pitch their product to the original “Shark” from Shark Tank Kevin Harrington.

    Resources

    Our Website: https://connectit360.org/schools/

    Student Registration: ngt360.com

    What is NGT360? (Hear from Student Alumni!): https://youtu.be/sHl1tHy6aRs

    2020-21 1st Place Team “Green Print” Pitch: https://youtu.be/tdn5pFrdcws

    2019-20 1st Place Team “Cimatrek” Pitch: https://youtu.be/84JctpjLmqY

     

    NGT Checklist

     

     

    Give your kids something to be excited about and look forward to during these challenging times. Here is an opportunity for you and your school to show off their talented students and provide them with real world experience as an after school program, It is a team competition where a team(3-5 students) takes a real world problem they would like to solve with technology. working alongside business mentors they take their idea and turn it into a marketable product. Personalized experiential learning at its finest.

     

    Encouraging all your students to register for this award winning proven program. Now serving PCS for six years. We are dedicated to help you and your students through these challenging times. Developing a growth mindset and digital literacy tool kit to traverse this new world of ours. In times of challenge is when the greatest of innovation occurs. We are here to help your students bring their innovative ideas into reality. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your support of the Next Gen Tech 360 program. my best, Robyn 

     

    Highlights for this season:

    - Virtual sessions expanding across Tampa Bay

    - Using a mirco learning mobile platform to personalize, engage and gamefy the student experience

    - 11 one hour session across the school season (Oct - Apr) teaching essential skills for our students success

    - Virtual trade show for students to showcase their products to the Tampa Bay business community

    - Awards, cash prizes and the opportunity to pitch to Kevin Harrington

    - Student ambassador program providing career assessment and coaching to prepare for internships 

     

    Student sign up and info:

    NGT360 - Student Info recorded info session

    NGT360 Student Registration 

    NGT360 Consent & Waiver

     

    About NGT360:

    NGT360- Season 2019-20 Review

    NGT360 - 2019-20 Testimonial

    NGT360-about - Kevin Harrington

    NGT360-YouTube-channel