Mind Riot

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While every human being is capable of creating, for some people it is a borderline addiction. They are constantly challenging conventional wisdom, and ask “Why not?” instead of “Why?” These are the people that don’t just dream about changing the world—they actually do, because they’re eccentric enough to believe they can.

While many of these creators won’t get serious until they’re adults, we want to give teenagers a chance to start fulfilling their dreams now. This is why we created Mind Riot, a three-day entrepreneurship collaborative that brings high school students together with experts in science, technology, business, and creativity to work on some of the biggest challenges facing human beings today.


The Golden Years of Creativity

Your teenage years are some of your most creative. You’re in the sweet spot between childlike imagination and adult realism. And while you have lots of demands on your time (school, job, friends) Mind Riot gives you an opportunity to pool your creative talents with like-minded people and, if you’re really good, win some cash while you’re at it. Plus, having “entrepreneurship competition winner” on a college application and resume looks pretty darn good. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Don’t let some of your best years pass you by. You have a unique blend of street smarts and book smarts, which means you could create the next world-changer. You don’t want to be that person who has an idea, does nothing about it, and then sees that someone else came up with the same thing and is changing the world a few years later. Be like Leo. Change the world now.

Please fill out the personal details and respond to the application questions using the form below, or click here to download a copy of the application.

These questions allow us to get a better sense of you as an individual, a contributor to the world community, and a potential competitor in Mind Riot. You may address the questions in any way you see fit: essays, music recordings, paintings, photographs, collages, all of the above, none of the above, etc. Any and all mediums will be accepted!

You may submit your application online, via email or in person at The Leonardo museum. If you choose to download the application, information is included on where to send your application when finished.