- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
- Sub-Categories: Business, Finance, Communications, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Career Exploration
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Affiliation: Phillips Andover Summer Opportunity Fair 2022
- Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration
- Credit Awarded: No
LaunchX is the top high school entrepreneurship summer program, equipping high school students with the skills and mindset to launch a real company. Students are trained with the skills and innovative thinking to gain real traction through an actual product offering and sales, laying the foundation for a successful business. Join a highly-curated group of promising young entrepreneurs from around the globe for an intense summer to take a startup from idea to execution and impact.
LaunchX isn't a business plan competition - students start real companies. These startups are driven by using the design thinking process to discover innovative opportunities, backed by extensive market research, multiple iterations of prototypes and user testing, and gaining traction through getting real customers and partnerships. Our curriculum leverages the most innovative entrepreneurial teachings from MIT and Harvard faculty to optimize your chances of startup success. Students work on a co-founder team of like-minded peers, stretching you beyond your limits throughout the entrepreneurial process to launch a real startup.
Learn from entrepreneurs, industry experts, and professors while experiencing one of these university campuses.
Generous financial need is available for admitted students who qualify.
Cost and Session Information
Online program - June 20 - July 22, 2022 - $5,980
LaunchX was an amazing opportunity to meet other peers and extend my entrepreneurial experience. LaunchX has helped me build my own company and I am eager to continue this business with my team in the future even after LaunchX. I was also lucky enough to build acquaintances between such a fun, energetic cohort that made me laugh so many times during lessons. LaunchX itself is an amazing community also built by thoughtful instructors and interns that are easy to approach and always willing to help us out when we have a question.- Janice Hur - July 30, 2021
LaunchX catalyzed my development as an entrepreneur. Most importantly, I grew to understand that founding a company is an iterative process with numerous moving parts. There is no formula for success; a bright idea is nothing without a good business plan and an innovative product is nothing without a viable market. Looking forward, I hope to use the invaluable lessons I learned and experiences I acquired at LaunchX in the future.- Jonathan Tao - July 30, 2021