#Take5 Newsletter

SayWhat?! Powered by Success Through Technology Education (STTE) would like to invite you to #Take5 and learn about the meaningful work brewing at the sandbox. Significant momentum is being generated around economic & workforce development. From Bitwise Industries’ imminent impact on the Borderplex Region to a series of startup pitches and events programmed for the spring. This newsletter introduces next generation storytellers, innovators, and entrepreneurs with fresh and compelling stories about their ventures, as well as a recently-launched augmented reality science fair focused on climate change. Sign up for a newsletter below.

#Take5 Released February 2, 2024

Strategic Alliances, STTE’s Latest Power Player, & AI Innovations Coming to El Paso

In this edition of #Take5, we’re bursting with big news that’s set to revolutionize the startup ecosystem. From announcing a groundbreaking economic development partnership to introducing the latest star 🌟 joining our organization, this issue is packed with excitement. Dive into our Ventures Impact Report to discover the remarkable economic return our five 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 startups achieved. Plus, get the scoop on how we’re harnessing the AI boom with an industry roundtable, more AI hackathons, and a stellar new partnership to lift Startosphere.io into new heights. And at the end of this newsletter, don’t miss our roundup of five emerging AI innovations to help make your life easier!

#Take5 Released December 20, 2023

STTE at Six: Stepping into a New Era of Technological Impact

In this special edition of the STTE #Take5 Newsletter, we celebrate our sixth anniversary and prepare to enter a new era of innovation. Read about how we plan to transform a region through groundbreaking initiatives like our Ventures Program, which has already seen startups raise $855K, Startosphere.io, our AI business model canvas generator, and our plans to launch three industry-specific AI hackathons. Let’s embark on this exciting path together! Sit back, relax, and #Take5 to discover how STTE plans to transform a generation.

#Take5 Released November 10, 2023

🌼✨ Summoning the Spirits of Innovation ✨🌼

Learn more about the winning Dia de Los Muertos startups and their groundbreaking innovations that are about to change the industry. Meet the leading VCs and angel investors ready to support the next big venture. Learn about the excitement of the STTE’s First-Ever Southwest Collegiate Cup. Witness college teams in action as seven southwest startups send their best and brightest to vie for the coveted startup cup. 

#Take5 Released October 24, 2023

Dia de Los Muertos Special Edition

In this special edition of #Take5: dive deep into the top startups showcasing their groundbreaking innovations. Meet the leading VC’s and angel investors ready to support the next big venture. Learn about the excitement of the STTE’s First-Ever Southwest Collegiate Cup (sponsored by Microsoft). Witness college teams in action as seven southwest startups send their best and brightest to vie for the coveted startup cup.

#Take5 Released September 19, 2023

Read STTE’s Fall Lineup: From Pitch Events to Angel Training & More!

In this edition, we spotlight the much-anticipated Dia de Los Muertos pitch event, a platform where innovation meets tradition. For those with an eye on the investment horizon, the Sun Cruces Angel Investor Training promises insights that could redefine your strategies. We’re also thrilled to unveil a unique opportunity for our regional high school entrepreneurs, setting the stage for the next generation of innovators. If you or know someone wanting to pursue a new career read about our S4S Free Training for the Water Industry, and how to enroll. Lastly, we’re sending out a call for our nonprofits to apply for the SandHill Angels Charitable Fund, championing causes that make a difference. Dive in and discover how you can be part of these transformative journeys.

#Take5 Released August 21, 2023

Angel Investors Prepare for Flight, How Startups Can Access Capital and New High School Innovation Invitational

As the innovation train at STTE gathers speed, we’re thrilled to present the latest edition of #Take5. Dive into the exhilarating world of a new angel investment collaboration launch, learn how to apply for Dia de Los Muertos startup competition, get a glimpse of our groundbreaking Open AI Hackathon report, and learn about how we will build the next generation of entrepreneurs at the high school innovation invitational. Each segment promises a blend of excitement, inspiration, and game-changing updates.

#Take5 Released July 20, 2023

Startosphere Launch, Teacher Awards Deadline, News Media Partnership!

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#Take5 Released April 25, 2023

Startosphere Launch, Teacher Awards Deadline, News Media Partnership!

Take5 and learn about how STTE and our partners are impacting our future through STORIES, STEAM & STARTUPS https://y.at/🔥🎤🚀🦄

#Take5 Released April 14, 2023

STTE Ventures Launch, LatinX EdTech Summit & AI Hackathon Winners Revealed!

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#Take5 Released March 22, 2023​

Open AI, Startups, Keynote and Teacher Awards

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#Take5 Released February 10, 2023

STEAM Scholarships, Metaverse Teachers and AI Interns! Oh my…

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#Take5 Released October 25, 2022

US EDA Assistant Secretary Visit, UTEP STEM Fuerte Workforce, and New Business Contest addressing Climate Change by NMSU

Take5 and learn about how STTE and our partners are impacting our future through STORIES, STEAM & STARTUPS https://y.at/🔥🎤🚀🦄

#Take5 Released August 30, 2022

Congressional Visit, Non-Profit Grants, Metaverse and Climate Book

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#Take5 Released May 13, 2022

Orca City and El Paso Pitch Judges Released
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#Take5 Released April 7, 2022

Teacher Awards, Metaverse, Climate Change, El Paso Startups Announced & Women’s Conference Recap

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Allow STTE to share what I think will be a game-changer in education.

Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation, a nonprofit launched in 2018 in the Borderplex region, is on a twenty-year journey to make a generational impact. We believe providing innovation with experiential learning experiences will help prepare the next generation for the global challenges the economy will face.

Most recently, STTE developed the first-ever Augmented Reality Science Fair, which has grown into a world challenge and currently has nine countries signed up to compete. This STEAM competition addresses climate change and challenges students to develop energy transition solutions. We even partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, which will help us roll out a phygital product that will complement the student innovations.

We must say that after reflecting on some of our most innovative programs, SayWhat.tv is one we believe has a ton of potential to make a generational impact.

Let us tell you why.

One significant factor always surfaces when designing and deploying STEAM and entrepreneurial programs. How can you pique the interest of youth in STEAM, mass-market them, and sustain a high level of student engagement?

That is where our lasted program comes in and addresses maximum student engagement and knowledge retention. SayWhat.tv is a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) news platform that educates youth in STEM or STEAM, entrepreneurship, and issues that matter.

After countless hours producing and iterating our content, the team at SayWhat?! finally discovered a unique formula that combines short film with the news.

We are excited to release the latest SayWhat.tv episode, which is about one of the most critical subjects in history, climate change.

Please check it out and share it with your coworkers, family, or students.

Imagine if El Paso wrote the story on how education saved the planet? SayWhat?!