WHAT IS YOUNGBLOOD DIGITAL?
Youngblood Digital is a community project anchored at UBC to provide students with experience running a real business in empowered roles where participants get to make real decisions. The big payoff is personal growth. You get an opportunity to discover your talents and your dislikes; allowing you to course correct your education or career path, if necessary. It's built on judgement-free mentorship and the belief that your full potential is bubbling just below the surface waiting for an opportunity to burst out.
THIS IS WHAT'S POSSIBLE!
The first Cohort to come out of the Youngblood Digital experiment built a digital / social media / content marketing agency called Digitally Raised. These amazing and brave people took on something unknown and literally created something out of nothing.
IT'S A HOLACRACY
Youngblood Digital is set up as a Holacracy where power and the ability to make decisions are distributed among roles instead of being consolidated in at the top. The organization's operations will be to speculate and experiment with product/service offerings to sell to local (or global) businesses, organizations or community entities. The purpose of the organization is to help participants gain paid work experience (if the business generate revenue) by trying on different hats within a fail-friendly business environment.
GUIDED & SUPPORTED
Successful applicants will form a group(s) and will be guided through the process of holacracy, ideation, creating a business model and execution. You also get a senior mentor as well as a mentor plucked from the battle-hardened Digitally Raised.
Don't be fooled into thinking this experience is easy. The real work is all on you.