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Learn About TechStart

The future of tech
your future in tech–
explore them both
with TechStart

TechStart, a Facebook education initiative in
collaboration with high schools, helps students explore
computer science through modern technologies.

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Explore with us

We believe that connecting high schoolers of any background to the field of computer science can lead to great opportunities. An early and engaging introduction has the potential to open academic and professional pathways for any student.

That is why TechStart encourages our students to further explore this important field. Through approachable computer science experiences and projects that employ modern technologies, we strive to inspire, educate and celebrate the future leaders of our world.

Explore with us!
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Our Program

Our Values

Inspire

Spark curiosity for computer
science through creative use of
new technology.

Teach

Allow students to become
technology creators through project-
based experiences.

Celebrate

Acknowledge and showcase student accomplishments through awards, events and other means.

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Our Core Components

Experiences

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Provide students and teachers with approachable and educational tech projects, free virtual reality hardware and software and ongoing classroom/technical support.

Community

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Encourage shared community experiences for both students and teachers through online communities and in-person events, such as hackathons.

Recognition

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Acknowledge student and teacher achievements through awards, and support local educational groups through Facebook ad credits and expertise.

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Our TechStart Schools

TechStart has partnered with specific schools across the nation to provide a more specialized experience! Students and teachers who are a part of a TechStart School will receive the resources below.

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Technology Projects
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Community Groups
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Free Equipment
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Awards & Recognition
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Industry Mentorship
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Tech & Program Support
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Classroom Resources
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In-Region Events
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Our TechStarters-

Students and Teachers

TechStart strives to unlock opportunities for students, teachers and communities. We aim to empower teachers – the people who educate the future leaders of our world – with modern technologies and approachable experiences for their students. We aim to inspire students – young minds full of potential – to consider and explore learning more about computer science.

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Our Projects

TechStart leverages Facebook's engineers and staff to create a project based learning experience for our students.

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Chatbots
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Storyscape
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React VR
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Camera Effects
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Chatbots
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Storyscape
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React VR
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Our Awards

At TechStart, we are excited to recognize the effort of teachers and students participating in our program. Our award opportunities are a way of recognizing the hard work and persistence of our TechStarters!

TechStart
Trailblazer Awards

Offers students the chance to win exciting awards for creating and sharing their outstanding Tech Projects.

School
Recognition Race

The more students that sign up at your school, the more your school will be rewarded with cool swag and recognition opportunities!

Teacher
Scholarships

Outstanding TechStart Teachers can qualify to win one of our TechStart Teacher Scholarships, valued at $1000!

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Facebook and TechStart Swag

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Our Partners

TechStart collaborates with multiple partners that add expertise in curricula development, technology training, academic standard alignment and more, all of which allow us to provide the best overall experience. Want to partner with us? Contact us below to learn about current partner opportunities available for you!

  • Code/Interactive
  • oculus
  • Tech Prep by Facebook
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  • CodeHS
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  • inspirED
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Support

TechStart aims to ensure that all teachers and students are supported throughout their TechStart experience. That is why we offer program, community and technical support for all of our participating TechStarters. To find out more information on where and how to get your questions answered, or find help with a TechStart related issue, see below.

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Community Support

Post questions and answers and connect with a community of TechStarters by following us on our TechStart Facebook Page.

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Program Support

For any specific program or project-related questions or assistance, please directly email our TechStart Team.

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Equipment Support

For any technical support with your equipment, TechStart encourages directly reaching out to our hardware vendors for help.

Contact Oculus Contact Dell Contact Ricoh

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