Rockstar Café: a youth-centric community

Mark KryshtalskyjMark Kryshtalskyj is working to make Rockstar Café more than just your average tea and coffee house.

In January, Mark was accepted into the Next 36 program for his idea of a zero-waste coffeehouse that connected young people looking to make an impact. It's an idea steeped in a desire to blend sustainability, coffee and the youth community. 

Mark and his team have been working hard on Rockstar Café since January. The team has led workshops at a number of conferences as well as co-hosting a tweetchat with TV and radio talk show host Chelsea Krost. The chat, which focused on the topic "How Millennials Lead Co-Creation and Connectivity", received feedback and responses from people all over the world. 

The most amazing part was that people in Waterloo were saying the same things as people in Oregon, New Jersey, Australia and Jamaica! The feedback was tremendous in validating people’s need and desire for Rockstar Café. -Mark Kryshtalskyj

In addition to these events, Mark has also been receiving mentorship through the Next 36 program. As one of the 38 students chosen for the 2015 class, Mark was given support for his growing business and was opened to new ways of approaching problems.

I have enjoyed program co-founder Reza Satchu’s class the most by far, as he has challenged me to think deeper about problems and clearly articulate my reasoning. The heightened expectation has created an internal drive to not only become a better business leader, but also a better person.
-Mark Kryshtalskyj 

For the next few months, he and his team are focusing on developing the community aspect of their venture, connecting with people online while also promoting youth innovations that strengthen local communities. Mark's goal is to one day grow Rockstar Café into a business that makes a global impact.

More than a coffeehouse, it’s a community of young people who are dedicated to supporting you and your ideas. -Mark Kryshtalskyj 

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