San Francisco, CA, March 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- BizWorld.org, an international non-profit providing fun and engaging entrepreneurship programs for elementary and middle school children, will honor Qualcomm Incorporated’s executive chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, at its annual Awards Dinner, April 10, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. In addition, BizWorld.org will launch its BizMovie 2.0 program at the event.
Dr. Jacobs will be presented with BizWorld.org's Education Innovator Award for his long and rich history of supporting the advancement of education. For many years, Dr. Jacobs has invested his time and resources to inspire children and young adults with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. As executive chairman of Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs helps guide the development of new technologies and Qualcomm’s long-term opportunities. A leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded Qualcomm’s efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have significantly contributed to the growth of both the company and the industry.
“As a leader in innovation and technology around the globe, Dr. Jacobs sets a tremendous example for 21st Century thinkers,” said Thais Rezende, CEO of BizWorld.org. “His professional work, as well as his philanthropic work to advance innovation and ensure that young people become involved in and inspired by science and technology closely align with our mission. We are thrilled to be able to honor him with our Education Innovator Award.”
Founded in 1997 by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, BizWorld.org challenges and engages elementary and middle school children across the cultural and economic spectrum with fun, hands-on entrepreneurship programs that promote financial responsibility, leadership and teamwork. Since 1997, BizWorld.org has provided project-based programs to teachers and volunteers all over the world. In turn, these teachers have helped more than 450,000 students in more than 80 countries develop the critical-thinking, leadership, and teamwork skills that will allow them to become financially responsible leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
As part of their mission to provide students with more technology opportunities, BizWorld.org will launch the BizMovie 2.0 program at the event on April 10. It is a project-based learning program that teaches children in grades 3-8 the basics of entrepreneurship and business while allowing them to leverage animation and technology by creating their own animated movies. Since BizMovie’s inception and use by thousands of students, the updated BizMovie 2.0 offers a more robust platform with added technology tips and extension activities.
“Our BizMovie 2.0 program allows children to be creative and innovative while gaining important technology and business experience,” said Carla Foster, COO of BizWorld.org. “We are excited to share the new program with our supporters at our annual Awards Dinner in April.”
More information and tickets for the event are available at www.bizworld.org.
BizWorld.org is a non-profit organization whose mission is to challenge and engage elementary and middle school children across the cultural and economic spectrum with fun, hands-on entrepreneurship programs that promote financial responsibility, teamwork and leadership. Since 1997, BizWorld.org has provided three, project-based programs - BizWorld®, BizMovie® and BizWiz - that demonstrate these concepts to teachers and volunteers all over the world. In turn, these teachers have helped more than 450,000 students in more than 80 countries develop the critical-thinking, leadership, and teamwork skills that will allow them to become the next generation of leaders who will contribute to the economic vitality of their communities. Based on data received by a subset of our teachers, 96 percent of classes show an increase in business, entrepreneurship, and financial knowledge after completing BizWorld.org programs. For more information, please visit www.bizworld.org or call toll free 1-888-4-BizKid.
Shefali B. Billon