Innovative Leader Workshop | Build My Idea


Summer Weekend Workshop for 9th, 10th and 11th graders: June 6-7, 2015

Who:Innovative Leader Workshop is a weekend workshop designed to inspire young innovative leaders.


This program is tailored for students entering the 9th, 10th and 11th grade. It helps incoming freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school explore who they are as leaders and innovators.

The workshop is taught by Ryan Makhani, the founder of Hundreds of teens across the country have been inspired by Ryan. He grew up and worked in the Silicon Valley in California in semiconductors and biotechnology. He has his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and double Masters in Education from University of London, Institute of Education. Read Ryan’s article featured on the Huffington Post here.


Innovative Leader Workshop is weekend full of engagement for students. Students will be challenged to creatively solve problems, reflect on their strengths as leaders and develop a mindset geared towards innovation. Students will be engaged in principles outlined in theBuildMyIdea Manifesto and leave with tangible takeaways including a leadership profile and a certificate.

Students will…

  • Develop an Innovative Leader Profile (ILP). The ILP will identify the student’s potential mentors, their strengths as a leader, passions for the future, and include a few of their own vision cards created during the workshop.
  • Complete a LinkedIn profile
  • Receive an Innovative Leader certificate
  • Be part of a virtual innovative community after the workshop

Upon completion, students will be able to think about learning and leadership from an entirely different viewpoint – a viewpoint that is applicable and really matters, but hardly ever taught in school. To get a taste of what students will learn in this weekend workshop, check out the founder’s blog here. 


The Innovative Leader Workshop will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at START Houston (1121 Delano St. Houston, TX 77003).


The two-day Innovative Leader Workshop is valued at $250, but now available at a discounted price of $75 for Houston students this summer. The price includes lunch, snacks, and workshop materials for both days.


Email or call 713-701-7932.


Because the world needs you!



Sat, Jun. 6 - Sun, Jun. 7, 2015
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. US/Central


START Houston
1121 Delano Street
Houston, Texas 77003
United States