• DREAM TANK

    WHERE KIDS LAUNCH THEIR DREAMS

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    Latest news, dreams, thoughts, celebrations!

  • Join us for a mission of collaborative ideas across generations!  MATERIALS NEEDED Laptop or Ipad to use for the week, with removable storage/ thumb drive, Google apps / gmail account  TO REGISTER Enter your name and Email HERE and we will contact you with the details and answers needed to help you register.

    SUMMER ACCELERATOR

    Dream Tank’s 5 Day Accelerator is an innovator's playground and design-thinking hub where kids learn how to launch their own dreams or choose to collectively solve design challenges from real-world companies. This entrepreneurial, action-packed accelerator offers the unique opportunity for kids and teens to creatively rise to their potential, follow their dreams and launch their ideas at a pitch night to shape the future.

     

    SKILL SETS AND BENEFITS

    • Business Ideation 
    • Logo Designing
    • Simple Website design 
    • Marketing ideation
    • Presentation design
    • Virtual Reality design building
    • Prototyping
    • Film production and editing 
    • Photography, Performance Art, Creative Expression
    • Speeches and Mentorship from local and global leaders
    • End of week Mission Launch Celebration and Pitch Night

    Dream Tank: Mission Launch is our finale of the summer accelerator, where kids get to share their ideas with the public, parents, and Impact/entrepreneurship community. Hosted at Impact Hub Boulder and Galvanize.

     

  • AFTER SCHOOL LABORATORY

    HAVE AN IDEA OR DREAM?

    The lab is a place for kid entrepreneurs to

    get ignited and move ideas forward!

     

    1. DREAM, DESIGN, & LAUNCH

    2. GET 1-1 MENTORSHIP & SUPPORT

    3. PEER TO PEER COLLABORATION

     

    Each session is 2 hours

     

    TO REGISTER:

    We are in the process of working out our fall 2017 schedule. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, please fill out this APPLICATION to let us know your interest and availability for the fall and we will be in touch!

  • DARE TO PLAY BIG:

    DREAMMAKERS PLAYSHOP

    WORKSHOP FOR DREAMMAKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

     

    “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” – Carl Jung

     

    During our Galvanize Accelerator this summer, we had a "Jedi Training" session combining circus arts and the entrepreneurial mindset. The kids LOVED it and asked if we could do a workshop this fall. So, we've done it! We've partnered up with Fractal Tribe, UpDown Circus, and Orchard Grove Community to create a unique, amazing, transformational, and mostly FUN experience for DreamMakers to do together with their families!


    Learn how to feel more confident in your ideas and yourselves while having fun and learning new skills! The Playshop will focus on using Circus Arts to empower young people through creative movement, perseverance, and teamwork. Participants will challenge their hand/eye coordination with juggling, spinning plates, and flower stix. Balance and concentration will be the goal for the walking globe, rola bola, and balance sticks. Trust and communication skills will be developed through partner acrobatics, tumbling and hoop diving. In addition to learning circus skills, the group will have the opportunity to partake in group challenges and theater games such as How to Overcome Dream Crushers!

     

    Where:
    Orchard Grove MHP Open space
    3003 Valmont Rd. Boulder, CO


    Who: 
    Play is important for humans of all ages - not just kids! All thinkers, dreamers, explorers, and anyone who is interested. Open to ages 8-108 and all abilities. We encourage families to come together and explore empowerment through performing arts.

     

    When:
    October 14, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. At 1:30 pm, there will be an open-mic / stage time for Orchard Grove residents and all DreamMakers.
     

    “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”� – George Bernard Shaw

  • DREAMMAKERS

    DreamMakers turn dreams into reality and passion into projects.

    Addison Haid and Summer Gould​

    Duct Duck Goose is a wearable art and accessory company that makes designs from duct tape.

    Minecraft Builders

    Ian Feller

    Minecraft Builders turns designs from games into inspiration for buildings in real life.

    Anya Smith, Summer Cuppari Gould

    Story Architects is a creative production company that inspires kids and adults to not wait to do what they love.

    STA produces the kid-friendly youtube channel KIDS LIFE!

    Shredder Stickers

    Bodie Fox

    Shredder Stickers is for snowboarders and skiiers alike to design their own stickers that keep track of their gear on the mountain!

    Summer Gould, Marley Lenderman, Delilah Berry, Athena

    ENGINEERED BY LOVE

    HERBALLY SOURCED & KID APPROVED

    Magic Potions

    Cable Label

    Emma Kraft

    Emma is a 12 yr old on a mission to create sustainable tech products.

    Happillows

    Anica Chavez-Grandits

    Happillows makes the world better by creating more happiness in homes with funny quotes on handmade pillows that she makes with her mom.

    She is 11 years old and loves cats and YouTube.

    The Koala Girls

    Della B. and Sophie Feller

    Della (10) and Sophie (11) are passionate about saving the koalas.

    Quirky

    Matea Chavez-Grandits

    Matea is 13 years old. She loves art and creating new things.

     

    Quirky is a comic strip for teens battling depression to help empower them to be themselves and that being different is awesome.

    Laquatic

    Embla Weibring and Maddy Barnes

    Maddy and Embla are both 10 years old. Laquatic is an exploration to create an animal sanctuary in the Boulder area. They love animals and Hamilton the musical.

    Cardboard Crafts

    Kaden Ritzer

    Kaden is 10 years old and his favorite movie is Boss Baby. He makes custom cardboard crafts for kids.

    NPK Modworks

    Nico Kadonaga

    Nico is ten years old, modifies nerf guns while promoting anti-gun violence and is awesome.

    Dream Tank Consultant

    Ayden "Piyo" Dedrick

    Piyo is 9 years old and loves helping people and owls. He runs Dream Tank Merchandise and is the Dream Tank Squad Auctioneer.

    Children for Change

    Jake Aloia

    Jake is 12 and he loves making a difference. Children for Change matches and transports kids to awesome volunteer opportunities around town.

    Pracelets

    Preston Ritzer

    Preston is 11 years old and he likes rainbowloom bracelets. He wants to celebrate and support diversity with the proceeds from his pracelets.

  • MEET THE DREAM TEAM

    We make it happen.

    Heidi Cuppari

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Heidi is a pioneer in social change finance and business. After serving as a wealth manager at UBS Wealth Management, in 2014 she founded Anastasia Impact and serves as an impact investing guide/concierge to women, millennials and their families and help activate global systemic change. She started Dream Tank as she saw that there was a missing voice in the global change conversation. Heidi believes the power and creative genius of kids can innovate a better future for all. She thrives in building in mentorship and community connection to this end. Her dream is to grow Dream Tank globally to further amplify the voices of youth and their participation in meaningful and bold community change.

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    Colborn Bell

    Board of Directors; Finance

    Colborn is a private wealth manager and manages investments in green energy, hospitality, education, aviation, real estate, and art and specializes in helping technology and innovation-focused companies expand their international presence. He recently launched Crypto Currency Asset Management company, Finite Square Well.

    “Passionate about discovering novel, market-based solutions to alleviate
    global poverty, promote human dignity, and ensure global security.
    Desire to drive transformative and structural change in developing
    nations though progressive policy, technology, education and cross-

    cultural diplomacy.“

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    Ashley Willfire

    Co-Founder

    Ashley is a young social entrepreneur and creative consultant for local startups with a love for good design, music, and amplifying the youth voice. Ashley has launched companies and non-profits in the education sector to bring more innovative approaches to learning. Her passion for conscious enterprise began as an inaugural scholar at Watson University, studying transformative action and entrepreneurship. As an advocate for young people in many capacities, Ashley founded The Kiva Center, and worked with Uplift Global Youth Council, Earth Guardians, Educate!, Dyslexic and special needs youth. On the weekends, you can catch Ashley performing as a vocal artist with Something Good and the Big Beautiful Band.

     LinkedIN

    Dana Pauzauskie

    Founding Partner

    Dana is a bridge-builder, educator, entrepreneur and youth advocate. LinkedIN

    Summer

    Dream Tank Senior Kidsultant and Dream Tank Squad Captain

    Summer is 12 years old. She loves owls, art, film, music and entrepreneurship.

    Cody

    Game Creator​

    Cody is 9 years old. He loves nature and sports. He mostly loves creating and leading games.

    Co-Creators & Advisors

    Council of Jedi

    Donna Merten

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Dream Tank Fellows

    We’re recruiting the adventurous, the explorers, the dreamers, with the boldest ideas on the planet. We believe the voices and dreams of youth matter.

    Our Fellowship Program is for students to meaningfully apply class content to a real-world startup.

    Our fellows each lead a project within Dream Tank based on interest.

    This is a unique opportunity to work on a truly intergenerational and diverse team!

    We have several fellowship positions currently available for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

    SEE FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES HERE

    Please click here to submit your interest.

    Potter Seybolt

    Chief of Staff Fellow

    hi@dreamtank.co

    Potter Seybolt is a senior in the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado, Boulder. He is pursuing degrees in Operations Management and Talent Management. Potter is passionate about changing the future of our world through the untapped potential of children. As a skier, biker, and environmentalist; he dreams to someday make the outdoor industry more green!

    Denise Powell

    Development & PR Fellow

    denise.powell@colorado.edu

    Founding Editor of The Voices Project, an online literary venue that encourages self-expression through poetry for people of all ages and backgrounds. She holds dual B.A. degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa and has worked as a professional editor for higher education, fiction, and non-fiction publications in New York and elsewhere. She is currently pursing her master’s degree at the University of Colorado- Boulder in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD). She hopes to combine creative technologies and storytelling to promote positive social change.

    Vinod Malwatte

    Expansion Engineer Fellow

    expansion@dreamtank.co

    Vinod is a Graduate Student at the University of Colorado, Boulder for a Masters in Environment with a specialization in Community Engagement and Sustainability Planning. His interests lie in the convergence of development and conservation in South Asia, from a community based approach to development. Upon graduating, he wants to move back to Sri Lanka and continue his work in environmental development and education.

    Ross Dispasquale

    Marketing Fellow

    marketing@dreamtank.co

    Ross is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Strategic Communication. He is also pursuing a business minor with emphasis in Entrepreneurship through the Leeds School of Business along with a real estate certificate. His interests include snowboarding, traveling, and hiking. He plans to work in the snowboard industry one day to keep creating and innovating new equipment and mountain technology. He hopes to own his own business one day as well.

    Alex Chamberlain

    Curriculum Development Fellow

    curriculum@dreamtank.co

    Alex is a junior at Fairview High School. She is helping develop the educational program content for the Dream Tank Accelerator as the Curriculum Fellow. She has been to many places around the world, and brings her active participation to her community in Boulder, CO where she calls home. She also works with Black Cat Farm to learn more about sustainable healthy food and local food production.

    Ayush Garg

    Mentor Coordinator

    mentors@dreamtank.co

    Ayush Garg is a sophomore at Peak to Peak Charter School. His interests lie in the STEM fields and he hopes to utilize technology to create innovative solutions for various problems facing society. He enjoys playing tennis and spending time with friends and family. He is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteering at the local library and hospital.

     

  • Meet Our Mentors

    Dream Tank Mentors are rockstars in their fields who meet with Dreamakers 1:1, and do workshops and training sessions within Dream Tank.

    Apply to be a mentor HERE!

    Eduardo Cardona

    Engineer & Sustainable Living Enthusiast

    Megan Christensen

    VP of Search at Watson University

    Hannah Davis

    Program Director, Mergelane

    Daniel Fox

    Chief Technology Officer at Local Motors

    Nicole Glaros

    Chief Innovation Officer at TechStars

    Amber Nystrom

    Steward of SDG Marketplace / Global Impact Systems Change

    Sven Jorgensen

    Purpose/ Embodied Arts Trainer

    Carin Reich

    Artist / Designer at Carin Reich Studio

    Travis Russi

    Co-Founder, Mission Mark

    Gregory Sklar

    Martial Arts/ Virtual Reality/ Youth Entrepreneur Trainer

    Tony Wan

    Product Manager at Cisco Systems

    Erin Weed

    Founder, EVOSO

  • TESTIMONIALS

    "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are kids' footsteps on the Moon!" 

    WHAT KIDS ARE SAYING

    “This is the best camp I’ve ever been to! Can we come back next week?”

    “I wish it was an overnight camp, and two weeks. I think this will be a huge camp like Avid for Adventure.”

    WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

    "Thank you for the passionate and amazing gifts you shared with all of those kids. My daughter love, love, loved it. She is feeling nourished and successful at bringing herself even more out and into the world."​

    - Dream-maker Parent, Summer Accelerator 2016

    WHAT BUSINESSES ARE SAYING

    "Dream Tank is one of those special opportunities that allows kids to rise up to the challenge of creatively expressing ideas that are in their hearts and minds. They are given the perfect combination of guidance and play to allow for this beautiful transformation to occur. I was honored to be a part of their inaugural launch and gain invaluable insight from these bright kids."​

    - Pitching venture at Dream Tank: Mission Launch 2016

    WHAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE SAYING

    "Wow!!!! what an amazing night, joy and innovation filled the Boulder Impact Hub last night. A group of brilliant children shared their ideas and their genius with an enthusiastic crowd.​"

    - Community Member, Attendee of Dream Tank: Mission Launch 2016

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