Startup Weekend is a grassroots movement that can be found in over 200 cities around the world. People are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Columbia hosted a Startup Weekend event from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30.
Two Douglass High School Students, A’ijania Christian and Frits Berends, presented their idea for a new diner with electronic ordering at dining tables. Frits, also a CACC IT Internship student, and A’ijania wowed the judges with their concept and were awarded the “Young Entrepreneurs Award.” Congratulations to both of these enterprising young leaders!