Yes! Coming to the Philly area for the first time on April 8th, 2015 is AlligatorZone, the free program where your kids can meet cool founders of some hot Philadelphia startups. We’ll be at the Radnor Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The session lasts for a little over an hour, and families continue to network after every AlligatorZone, making for a very uplifting community gathering that celebrates local entrepreneurship and innovation.
AlligatorZone is perhaps the only startup networking event for kids and teens, where grownups can join in. The alligators in AlligatorZone are metaphors for the troubles that can take a startup down. The kids and families in the audience help the startup founder not only refine their pitch by forcing a simpler explanation of their offering, but they also provide eye-opening insights that the founders may never have thought of. The public library is also a place for learning. Thus, like baseball, soccer or basketball games, AlligatorZone has since become another activity for families to drive their kids to and join them in the experience.
Since its launch in June 2014, AlligatorZone has expanded to 8 cities in both coasts, and continues to enthrall kids aged 7 and above, teenagers, moms, dads and even grandparents. AlligatorZone is now coming to the Philly area at the Radnor Memorial Library in Wayne Pennsylvania, thanks our request to TechGirlz.org for an introduction to a library in the area that would be welcoming of this unique and uplifting program.
Here’s what to expect at an AlligatorZone: It is a program for kids (typically 7 years and older) and teens. However, parents and accompanying family members often can’t resist joining in the discussion because entrepreneurship has such an infectious enthusiasm that one can’t avoid. There have been instances in which passersby in a library stop what they are doing and watch in wonderment at an entrepreneur doing a show-and-tell of a startup product.