UM-Dearborn partners with local startup to teach lessons in entrepreneurship

It’s never too early to try your hand at innovation. That’s the idea behind Kidpreneur, a Wixom-based startup company that encourages entrepreneurship and provides an environment for learning.

Hands-on training, online courses, workshops, professional mentorship, collaborative workspaces and, yes, the occasional gaming challenge—they’re all part of the package as CEO and founder Thanh Tran works to teach kids lessons he’s learned from founding two software companies.

Last spring, Kidpreneur went on the search for interns who were tech-savvy and could bring the company fresh ideas. Enter Emily Lerner, a computer and electrical engineering dual-major student in UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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