Social Point hit center stage at the Mobile World Capital Stand this week, to talk about how our crack squad of volunteers is helping school kids develop apps. Together with our buddies from Softonic, we took part in a panel discussion on mSchools - the industry initiative led by Mobile World Capital Barcelona that is connecting businesses with schools to share knowledge and drive the uptake of skills in Catalonia.
Our team talked about how businesses in tech, like Social Point, which are right at the cutting edge of innovation, can have a role to play in inspiring youngsters, enriching their learning experience and helping to build the talent pipeline that the tech industry is built on. Feedback from our own Social Point volunteers and the schools and students involved in the project has been universally positive, with most youngsters reporting that their e-mentoring sessions with Social Pointers has left them more enthusiastic about their app projects than before.
A key message for us also touched on entrepreneurship and seizing an opportunity to encourage young people to pursue their ambitions. This is a topical theme for Social Point, in the same week as our CEOs were named Young Entrepreneurs of 2014 by the Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers.
A big shout to our friends at Mobile World Capital, GSMA, Softonic and the other companies involved in the initiative! We’ll be bringing more updates and sharing top tips and advice from Social Point mSchools volunteers are the project continues.
Social Pointer Carlos Martinez talks about his experience in mSchools at Mobile World Congress 2014