Bright Star Schools, BCG Digital Ventures, and LA Kings Showcase Public-Private Partnership to Bring Entrepreneurial Tech Mentorship Program to Students

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Select High School Students to Pitch Apps they Developed through Unique Mentorship Program at the BCG Digital Ventures Headquarters

What: On Friday, February 21, 2020, 26 Bright Star Schools high school students from across Los Angeles will pitch apps they’ve developed to solve community challenges around sports and recreation through a mentorship program with BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) with support from the LA Kings, at the BCGDV offices in Manhattan Beach.

The Bright Star students, the majority of whom are growing up in under-resourced communities, have been working with individual BCGDV mentors to learn design thinking, market research, app design, and more since fall 2019 and have also learned from LA Kings staff about the business of sports.

Where: BCG Digital Ventures, 1240 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

When: Friday, February 21, 2020. Schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Breakout Pitches in 3 Rooms
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Final Pitches
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Voting and Awards Ceremony
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies

Who: 26 high school students from Bright Star’s three high schools in three communities -- Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy in South Los Angeles, Rise Kohyang High School in Koreatown, and Valor Academy High School in the San Fernando Valley -- are participating. BCGDV staff and LA Kings representatives including Daryl Evans, Jonathan Lowe, and Francisco Rivera will serve as judges.

About Bright Star Schools

In nine, tuition-free public charter schools across three communities in Los Angeles (West Adams/Baldwin Village, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley), Bright Star Schools’ 3,000+ students experience rigorous academics, inclusive education, social-emotional support and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade and up to six years of higher education support.

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About BCG Digital Ventures

BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate innovation, incubation, and investment firm. They invent, launch, scale, and invest in industry-changing new businesses with the world’s most influential companies. Their diverse, multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, operators, and investors work cross-functionally, rapidly moving from paper to product to business in less than 12 months. Founded in 2014 as a subsidiary of Boston Consulting Group, they have Innovation Centers and satellite locations in four continents and continue to expand their footprint across the globe.

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About the LA Kings

The LA Kings hockey franchise, with two Stanley Cup Championships and three overall trips to the Stanley Cup Final, began play in 1967-68 after the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1966. For more than 50 years the Kings have been committed to bringing excitement, passion and Stanley Cup glory to Southern California, delighting our deeply loyal fan base by being a leader in incredible events and employing many of the greatest players in NHL history. In addition, the legacy of the Kings is an ultimate first-class commitment both to our fans and our partners with an unmatched pledge to improving our community.

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