Startup Teen is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial education and assisting teens with the mentorship and resources needed to get their ideas off the ground. Startup Teen was founded in 2013 after Taylor Chavez attended her first Startup Weekend Event in June 2013. In November 2013, a team of young entrepreneurs joined Taylor and organized the first Teen focused Startup Weekend held worldwide. Since then Startup Teen has helped organize 3 Teen Startup Weekends and held a number of entrepreneurial bootcamps for teens and high school students.
Taylor Chavez is a high school student and the founder of Startup Teen, an organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial education and assisting teens with the mentorship and resources needed to get their ideas off the ground. She is a founding board member of the Entreprenuership Leadership Charter School scheduled to open in Fall of 2016. In addition, she was a co-founder of Teeniors. Taylor, a junior in high school, is passionate about entrepreneurship and led the organizing of the first ever Startup Weekend exclusively for Teens. In 2014, she received the Hautepreneurs, Haute Honors Award as Teen Rising Star Youth and spoke at TEDxABQ in 2013.