Appcelerator, a mobile cloud platform for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and tablet applications using web technologies, has teamed with Teens in Tech Labs to launch the first annual Teens in Tech Incubator program.
The new program helps young entrepreneurs start their own high-tech companies. Founded in 2008 by Daniel Brusilovsky, Teens in Tech Labs provides a community and support network for young entrepreneurs to gain access to and learn best practices from established mentors and tech veterans.
The Teens in Tech inaugural incubator program officially kicked off on June 22 and runs for 6 weeks. The incubator is housed in Appcelerator’s new headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Each team consists of one to three teens, all under the age of 19, who will work alongside mentors and advisors to build their own startups.
The program culminates with each team launching their product as part of a Demo Day during the annual Teens in Tech Conference, taking place on August 5 at Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto.
Three of the teams will use Appcelerator’s app development platform, Titanium, to build fully native apps that can run on desktop, web or mobile devices. The select teams are:
- Codulous: (Santa Cruz, CA) An online code editor that works in the cloud and syncs with your desktop and many other services
- BuyNomial: (Oakland, CA) A tool for smarter, faster personal budgeting
- MySchoolHelp: (White Plains, NY) An easy way for high school students to find and share their classmates’ notes
- Bubbls: (Palo Alto, CA) A geo-social mobile app that lets your friends know when you can hang out
- CM Studios: (Atherton, CA) A zombie game for the iPhone, and soon, Android
- Workcrib (Walnut Creek, CA) A social sharing site for your workplace
Teens in Tech founder Daniel Brusilovsky said, “Our new incubator program will encourage today’s youth to start early, think big, take risks, learn from failures and gain from successes.”