Creating opportunities for the next generation
About Tech Under Twenty
Tech Under Twenty enables youth in Halton to explore their interests and make a difference with technology. Partake in intriguing events such as multi-month pitch competitions and opportunities to meet top employers. By joining Tech Under Twenty youth are given the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in business, entrepreneurship and technology that are necessary for our future. Watch the video to learn more!
What We Do
How are we giving you opportunities
The events held by Tech Under Twenty inspire and enable youth to get involved in their community through innovative ways. We host a multi-month pitch competition where you are provided with the resources to create your own start-up. You can also network with top employers in Halton and potentially get a summer job. Apply your skills and current knowledge and take it to the next level.
The programs offered by TU20 are available to help you follow a passion you believe in. With the TU20 Fellowship, you are given the required resources to innovate, create and make your idea a reality. With the TU20 Co-op, you are able to work in real-life environments with other professionals before you commit to a job. These programs truly give you a sense of how to thrive in post-secondary and for what comes after.
The chapters that TU20 runs are our in-school clubs lead by our chapter presidents. These chapters present new opportunities, events and programs held by TU20 to entrepreneurial students. With these chapters, students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 interested in technology and business can follow their ambitions. They learn new technology skills, how to thrive in post-secondary, how to turn an idea into reality, how to land a job and more.
Join us for Halton’s largest technology entrepreneurship competition. The TU20 Cup is a multi-month event focused on motivating youth to get involved with business and technology. This year, teams of 2-6 students will collaborate with the help of a mentor to innovate and develop a solution using technology to fight against climate change.
TU20 Case Competition
The TU20 Case Competition is a one-day event that offers students a unique opportunity to explore the biggest issues faced by tech leaders today. Students will have the opportunity to build soft and hard skills in several aspects of business and technology such as public speaking and networking skills through case-based learning.
A one-day event with informative speakers, networking sessions, a show n’ tell with amazing projects and hundreds of students from around the GTA. You’ll get to hear from the industry experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in our community about what it takes to succeed in today’s fast-paced environment!
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View some of the Programs we offer
“How do I get a a genuine sense of what the workforce is like before selecting a career path?”
The CO-OP Program offered by Tech Under Twenty is a great way to experience the pros and cons of the workforce before having to commit to a career. This program enables you to work with others and experience the reality of what working in the technology or business fields are like. Completing projects, giving presentations, and meeting deadlines are some of the things you do during this CO-OP. Press here to learn more
“I want to pursue an idea of mine but do not have the resources and guidance to do so. How can I make this happen?”
We like to think that it’s never too early to start following your passion and developing your interests. So, we make sure those opportunities are available.
Have an innovative idea but don’t know how to make it a reality? You’re not alone. See how young students turned their creative solutions into finished projects over the summer in our TU20 Fellowships program.
“What’s university life like? How much is the workload? How do I know which university to apply to? How do I know which program to study?”
At our University Guidance series, we answer all these questions and more, courtesy of people currently in university. We’ve had students from U of T, Western and Waterloo join us to talk about their experience and answer any questions you might have. See when we’ll be running our series next here.
We host the series on our Discord server, use this link to join: https://discord.gg/MZGwqAD
Connect With Us
We are a supportive and helpful tech/business community of youth under the age of 20. We are a division of Silicon Halton
– the grassroots technology community of people who make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in Halton.
Use the form below to submit your contact information and get in touch with us. Alternatively, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org