OneSeed Innovation Labs are 2-week, international summer learning experiences for high school students entering their junior or senior year. OneSeed Labs are designed to immerse students in the unfamiliar and to encourage them to think critically about the world around them.
Students will learn the basics of Design Thinking and develop skill sets (and mindsets) to solve difficult problems using entrepreneurial methodology.
This hands-on approach provides a unique opportunity to learn about and explore a new country, and to step outside of one’s comfort zone whether that's interviewing a local business owner or trekking through the Himalayan mountains.
How We Do It
Innovation Labs are broken up into three modules: Explore. Discover. Launch.
To understand a problem from a new perspective, students must immerse themselves in another culture to gain greater understanding of challenges facing entrepreneurs and the communities in which they operate. In this Exploratory phase, students must first get REAL - through Reflective Empathetic Active Listening.
Once students gain understanding by getting REAL, then they can formulate how best to address an entrepreneurial challenge and develop a prototype solution by doing their BEST — Brainstorming, Envisioning, Sharing, and Testing their proposals. The Discovery process involves creative thinking and a collaborative approach to solving problems. With the guidance and mentorship from local entrepreneurs, every student will Launch their own project on Pitch Day towards the end of the two-week program.