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About LaunchX

Our mission is to empower young people to build the future

Read more to learn about LaunchX in the press, our history, and how to contact us

LaunchX Was A Startup Once, Too!

High school students have such enormous potential, and our founder, Laurie Stach, believes immensely in that potential.  Read more below to learn about LaunchX: the history and founding of LaunchX including the early years, being brought into and subsequently spinning out of MIT, and growing to meet the immense demand of entrepreneurship education.



The company was founded

  • The company was founded in 2012 by Laurie Stach with the first year of the summer program to be held in 2013.
  • The entity started under the name Launch Summer Program with one location at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

2014- 2016

MIT and The Launch Program

  • In the fall of 2014, MIT invited Laurie and the Launch program to become part of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
  • The program ran within MIT for several years, able to leverage the resources of the school.

2016 – 2019

The growth of LaunchX

  • To reach the growing demand of high school entrepreneurship education, Laurie and the team decided to leave the Trust Center to expand to additional universities.
  • In 2018 and subsequent years, LaunchX grew locations and students.


Online Summer Program

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LaunchX moved online in 2020, though continued to grow with record applications and student reviews.
  • LaunchX leveraged more great resources of online learning and continued the 2022 summer program online.

LaunchX Awards

LaunchX has been acknowledged for its business excellence by a number of established and renowned institutions.  We are humbled and honored to receive these recognitions:

About LaunchX – In The Press

LaunchX has been featured in a variety of prestigious publications. Click on each to read more!

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