Empowering Britain’s Youth To Make Apps That Work For Them [PSFK LONDON]
As COO of Apps for Good, Debbie Forster has the unique job of Helping young UKers youth to actively better their local communities through technology.
What could be the best job on the planet? For Debbie Forster, it’s being COO at Apps for Good, where she has the opportunity to support young people on owning ‘the why’ of entrepreneurship and support efforts to get their ideas out there.
At the PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON 2012, Forster introduced the program as the off spring of a partnership between CDI Europe and Dell. With a goal of galvanizing interest from young UK students in technological opportunities and social enterprise, the company focuses first on the individual. With the average student as young as 14 years old, each individual learns how to think both as a consumer and creator. Pupils are trained to adopt a ‘start-up machine mentality,’ including the notion of ‘pivoting’ an idea through trial and error.