Overview

You have big ideas. we help you turn them into reality.  Join a team, build a company. Entrepreneurship learned through real world startups.

Quarter Zero is your chance to join a team and learn how to become an entrepreneur by building a real startup.  There are 3 programs that perfectly fit your level of entrepreneurial knowlege.

 

Startup Bootcamp

10 day program to learn the 5-step process of how to build a startup.  Good for students just beginning their journey

 

Catapult Incubator 

6 week program that challenges budding entrepreneurs to acheive their potential by teaming up with others, getting expert industry advisors, and builindg a real startup.  Good for students with a proven ability in creating something from nothing.

 

International Intensive

15 days, travel North America and Europe and visit the worlds leading startups while learning the 5-step process of building a startup and working on real challegnes in each location.  Good for all levels and for those that want to travel the world this summer!

 

What You Learn

Quarter Zero fuses leading startup methodology and business innovation techniques and tailors them specifically to young entrepreneurs with potential.  Here is a sample of a few areas we cover:

  • Customer Discovery
  • Market Research
  • Product Market Fit
  • Prototyping
  • Revenue Model
  • Boardroom meetings
  • Financial Modeling
  • Pitching 

You get world class advisors and resources

Each team receives 3 dedicated business advisors who come from our partner companies like Google, McKinsey, Facebook, Bain, and many others.  In addition, your team will have access to top legal and design resources to help incorporate and brand your startups. 

Parents

See reviews of past parents and videos of their experience by visiting the parent page https://www.quarterzero.com/parents

Deadline:

Applications are reviewed every Friday until the cohort is full.  Once you apply, you receive your decision within 2 weeks.  In 2017 we finished admissions in April.  Apply sooner to have a better chance of acceptance

Good luck - we look forward to reviewing your application!

https://www.quarterzero.com/apply

Cost and Session Information

Startup Bootcamp: $1,500 Tuition (optional room and board for an additional $900)

Catapult Incubator: $6,800 Tuition (includes room and board)

International Intensive: $16,000 Tuition (includes room and board and flights)

https://www.quarterzero.com

4 Participant Reviews

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Amazing Experience

Amazing Experience

5
Reviewed on 3/2/2017 by

Catapult was an amazing experience for my son. He was very focused on learning everything he could about entrepreneurship in order to know if what this was truly his passion and if he did want to commit to this path in college. He found all his answers and because of their care, interest and stimulation, my son knew this was the path he wanted to follow. Not only that but it was great time for the two of us as well, touring colleges and sightseeing around the sessions is time with my son I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. He learned and grew more than he could have imagined and we are both grateful for the experience.

Transformational

Transformational

5
Reviewed on 1/11/2017 by

This unique program transformed my son's notion of what he wants to pursue in college. The Catapult team of advisors paired him with a founder, taught him about business and entrepreneurialism and set him and his team free to explore and create. All of the advisors modeled professionalism and success at every juncture. He left this program piqued with confidence and excited about a new found interest in business. From the amazing experience of collaborating with team members from around the world to working with mentors at the Google and Microsoft campuses to presenting ideas and plans to real-life venture capitalists; he was wowed by the depth of this experience.

Real Life Entrepreneur Experience

Real Life Entrepreneur Experience

5
Reviewed on 1/11/2017 by

My daughter went through the the Catapult Startup Incubator and found it to be amazing. She listened to entrepreneurs from fast-moving startups (Such as Five Stars) give advice, worked with a mentor from Google and learned what it is like to start a company. Most importantly the people at Catapult really care about the mission of the program: giving high school kids the resources and know-how to become entrepreneurs!

Perfect for Emerging Entrepreneurs

Perfect for Emerging Entrepreneurs

5
Reviewed on 1/8/2017 by

The Catapult experience was second to none for me. The hands-on team approach allowed me to really delve into a project long enough to get a taste of the entrepreneurial/professional world. For me, it was not just the design of the program that made it so great, but the hard work and dedication of the staff- who put in all their efforts to make Catapult a fun, superb learning experience. I could immediately apply the knowledge gained to all aspects of my life. I can highly recommend Catapult to any driven, entrepreneurially-minded student!

Testimonials

Picture three weekends away from your parents. Surrounded by brilliant, creative-thinking people your age that want to change something in the world. Then imagine having a really cool project to work on that could end a million different ways and complete access to the supportive resources that you want, but not in an overbearing way. That is the Catapult experience. I guarantee you won't be able to find it in a classroom anywhere else. If you get the opportunity to participate in Catapult, you would be a fool to pass it up.

- Claire, Student from Summer 2016 - Nov. 12, 2016

On the plane home my son argued that he’d learned more in one day of Catapult than in a year of high school. The team-building bonds, the opportunity to work with such creative and inspiring advisors, and the resources available through Catapult's business partners. Thank you so much for identifying and supporting the young entrepreneur in my son

- Patrick, Parent from Summer 2015 - July 24, 2015

Our parent group felt like a coming together of great minds, with absolute honesty in how we parent, take care of ourselves and share new ways with one another to approach our life stresses and changes. We will continue to meet because we all got so much out if it – balancing the many facets of life.

- Sally, Parent from Summer 2016 - Aug. 27, 2016

Catapult has been one of the best experiences of my life! The program is organized and designed in such a great manner that really allows for the participants to make the most of their experience. From working with and getting to know an amazing group of people over 4 months to finally being able to seeing the final results of all our work, I could not have been more impressed with Catapult! I have gained so much applicable knowledge that I'll be able to carry with me to college and beyond.

- Deepak, Student from Summer 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014

4 Participant Reviews

Write a Review
Amazing Experience

Amazing Experience

5
Reviewed on 3/2/2017 by

Catapult was an amazing experience for my son. He was very focused on learning everything he could about entrepreneurship in order to know if what this was truly his passion and if he did want to commit to this path in college. He found all his answers and because of their care, interest and stimulation, my son knew this was the path he wanted to follow. Not only that but it was great time for the two of us as well, touring colleges and sightseeing around the sessions is time with my son I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. He learned and grew more than he could have imagined and we are both grateful for the experience.

Transformational

Transformational

5
Reviewed on 1/11/2017 by

This unique program transformed my son's notion of what he wants to pursue in college. The Catapult team of advisors paired him with a founder, taught him about business and entrepreneurialism and set him and his team free to explore and create. All of the advisors modeled professionalism and success at every juncture. He left this program piqued with confidence and excited about a new found interest in business. From the amazing experience of collaborating with team members from around the world to working with mentors at the Google and Microsoft campuses to presenting ideas and plans to real-life venture capitalists; he was wowed by the depth of this experience.

Real Life Entrepreneur Experience

Real Life Entrepreneur Experience

5
Reviewed on 1/11/2017 by

My daughter went through the the Catapult Startup Incubator and found it to be amazing. She listened to entrepreneurs from fast-moving startups (Such as Five Stars) give advice, worked with a mentor from Google and learned what it is like to start a company. Most importantly the people at Catapult really care about the mission of the program: giving high school kids the resources and know-how to become entrepreneurs!

Perfect for Emerging Entrepreneurs

Perfect for Emerging Entrepreneurs

5
Reviewed on 1/8/2017 by

The Catapult experience was second to none for me. The hands-on team approach allowed me to really delve into a project long enough to get a taste of the entrepreneurial/professional world. For me, it was not just the design of the program that made it so great, but the hard work and dedication of the staff- who put in all their efforts to make Catapult a fun, superb learning experience. I could immediately apply the knowledge gained to all aspects of my life. I can highly recommend Catapult to any driven, entrepreneurially-minded student!

Testimonials

Picture three weekends away from your parents. Surrounded by brilliant, creative-thinking people your age that want to change something in the world. Then imagine having a really cool project to work on that could end a million different ways and complete access to the supportive resources that you want, but not in an overbearing way. That is the Catapult experience. I guarantee you won't be able to find it in a classroom anywhere else. If you get the opportunity to participate in Catapult, you would be a fool to pass it up.

- Claire, Student from Summer 2016 - Nov. 12, 2016

On the plane home my son argued that he’d learned more in one day of Catapult than in a year of high school. The team-building bonds, the opportunity to work with such creative and inspiring advisors, and the resources available through Catapult's business partners. Thank you so much for identifying and supporting the young entrepreneur in my son

- Patrick, Parent from Summer 2015 - July 24, 2015

Our parent group felt like a coming together of great minds, with absolute honesty in how we parent, take care of ourselves and share new ways with one another to approach our life stresses and changes. We will continue to meet because we all got so much out if it – balancing the many facets of life.

- Sally, Parent from Summer 2016 - Aug. 27, 2016

Catapult has been one of the best experiences of my life! The program is organized and designed in such a great manner that really allows for the participants to make the most of their experience. From working with and getting to know an amazing group of people over 4 months to finally being able to seeing the final results of all our work, I could not have been more impressed with Catapult! I have gained so much applicable knowledge that I'll be able to carry with me to college and beyond.

- Deepak, Student from Summer 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014

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