Goodwin partnered with IBM and Lowekey, a digital technology firm, to launch the inaugural Lowekey Labs, a week-long camp designed to teach high school students mobile technology and entrepreneurship skills.
The students gained hands-on experience in mobile applications and business development, while working with leaders in the tech and business industries, including IBM developers. Throughout the six-day course, which began August 8, students partnered with mentors from Goodwin, Lowekey and IBM to focus on real-world technology skills like user interface design, and business skills such as principles of building a business.
At Lowekey Lab’s conclusion, one team’s app idea won the group seats in an upcoming Lowekey incubation and development program; Goodwin has been asked to provide pro bono work for the winning student team. The winning app, Hi ED, aims to help high school students decide which school to apply to using messaging bots powered by Watson API.
Goodwin associate Cheryl Campbell joined the group on August 9 to speak about general legal issues and common business practices relevant to startups as well as basic concepts in intellectual property as they relate to launching a company.
You can learn more about Lowekey Lab and hear from students who attended with this video.