Overview

Power Your Potential this summer with Quarter Zero’s Startup Bootcamp!

QØ is the entrepreneurship experience for young people.  Bring your idea or join a team and build a startup this summer. A one-of-a-kind experience to showcase on your college applications.

Spend 10 days going from idea to company.  

Bring your own idea and pitch it out to persuade other to join your team, or listen to others pitches and chose the team you like best to join.  We focus on real-world doing, not just planning.

 

Master the QØ 5-step Startup Process to build your idea.

  1. Customer Discovery
  2. Ideation
  3. Prototyping
  4. Growth
  5. Pitching

Learn and practice startup skills.

Leadership, teamwork, persuasion, negotiation, networking, these are the things you don’t learn in school.  At QØ, these are a major focus and you will use these skills on a daily basis to the point where you will master your own approach to life and put these skills into practice every day after.

You’ll be taught by Entrepreneurs-in-residence who actually have their own companies.

In addition, each team will get a dedicated Industry Advisor who will guide and mentor your team each day.

Past Entrepreneurs-in-residence include:

  • Elizabeth Scherle - Influenster, Co-Founder and President
  • Perihan AbouZeid - MoviePigs, Founder & CEO
  • Ita Ekpoudom - Tigress Ventures, Chief Executive Officer
  • Aakash Patel - Riverside Acceleration Capital, Analyst
  • Lily Meng  - Google, Solutions Consultant
  • Christina Lewis Halpern - All Star Code, Founder and Executive Director
  • Jennifer Stybel - Rent the Runway Foundation, Executive Director
  • Slava Rubin - Indiegogo, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer

Schedule

Opening Weekend (Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)

  • Team Formation
  • Customer Discovery
  • Ideation

*Week of Work (Monday-Thursday online from 10am-4pm with advisor meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm)

  • Prototyping
  • Growth

Closing Weekend (Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)

  • Pitching and Demo Day!

*We will not meet in person during this time, you will work virtually with your team to move your startup forward.  Students who fly usually choose to fly home as we don’t offer room and board during the week.

You’ll visit Startup hotspots as not only do you work on your idea, but you get exposure to a network of entrepreneurship.

On Sunday, we’ll have a Demo Day where each team will pitch their company to a panel of startup judges and venture capitalists.

 

You’ll Join an incredible, life-long network of go-getters

We’re committed to seeing our top talent succeed, supporting select startups through direct financial investment.  And our alumni network helps keep you connected, providing mentorship and career coaching, access to job and internship opportunities, and ongoing startup support.

 

The Quarter Zero Story

We believe that every person has potential. The potential to create, disrupt and thrive. But for that potential to be fully realized it needs to be affirmed and developed starting at an early age. At Quarter-Zero, we exist to help young people power their potential. We do this by creating a immersive, real-world entrepreneurial environment where young people can work hand-in-hand with top industry advisors to shape and guide their passions and ideas. Our learning and development experiences challenge our participants to become problem solvers, equipped with the skills to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing world. And our alumni network and investment arm keeps us connected, providing professional resources and access to industry advisors for everyone who has been part of a Quarter-Zero experience and direct-financial support for select startups. Every person has potential. Power yours with Quarter-Zero, the entrepreneurial experience for young people. 

 

Learn more about the Startup Bootcamp on the QØ Website →

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