This nonprofit wants to connect Twin Cities students with Silicon Valley



Silicon North Stars is a new initiative focused on giving a select group of Minnesota students the chance to spend a week in Silicon Valley, learning about technology and startups directly from the source.

The pilot program, which runs week of July 13-19, will offer 16 eighth graders from Minneapolis and St. Paul an opportunity to tour companies like Facebook, Indiegogo, TaskRabbit, and of course — Google.   They will participate in a startup bootcamp, demo day and receive ongoing mentorship after the fact.