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Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, our students need the support of an entrepreneurial community in order to navigate the startup process, plus learn the skills and mindset to be successful.

Volunteer Positions

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Mentor (Mock Board Member)

Role:

While our instructors and curriculum guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, this structure is not enough to ensure their success. Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the startup process.

As part of our summer program, we simulate a rigorous board room experience in which students are required to present their startup companies and seek feedback. As a member of this mock board, your role will be to provide honest and actionable advice and feedback to student cofounder teams, based on specific milestones and deliverables that students are expected to meet as part of our curriculum.

Volunteer Commitment:

2-3 hours/week for 4 or 5 weeks

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has business and startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build their companies.

Demo Day Panelist

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice when pitching their startups.

The summer program culminates in demo day, where teams present their startups through a pitch video. Panelists will ask questions and provide advice via an event where teams, parents, and other audience members will be able to learn from the questions and advice.

Volunteer Commitment:

3-6 hours on one specific day at the end of the summer program (dates to be announced by December)

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Qualification: 3+ years in a role reviewing and providing feedback to startups (such as at an accelerator, as an investor, or similar)

Role:

While our instructors and curriculum guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, this structure is not enough to ensure their success. Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the startup process.

As part of our summer program, we simulate a rigorous board room experience in which students are required to present their startup companies and seek feedback. As a member of this mock board, your role will be to provide honest and actionable advice and feedback to student cofounder teams, based on specific milestones and deliverables that students are expected to meet as part of our curriculum.

Volunteer Commitment:

2-3 hours/week for 4 or 5 weeks

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has business and startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build their companies.

Apply Now

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice when pitching their startups.

The summer program culminates in demo day, where teams present their startups through a pitch video. Panelists will ask questions and provide advice via an event where teams, parents, and other audience members will be able to learn from the questions and advice.

Volunteer Commitment:

3-6 hours on one specific day at the end of the summer program (dates to be announced by December)

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Qualification: 3+ years in a role reviewing and providing feedback to startups (such as at an accelerator, as an investor, or similar)

Apply Now

Work Opportunities

Click the circles below for more information about these seasonal roles with LaunchX

Lead Instructor (online program instructor and mentor)

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Taking ownership of the instructor role as leader both in and outside the classroom
  • Evaluating student progress on a regular basis, providing students with feedback regarding performance in class and any obstacles that may be impeding progress
  • Being responsible for leading a cohort of ~10 student startup teams through the entire entrepreneurial process of starting their companies during the program
  • Attending weekly meeting with teams to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming meetings with student teams
  • Working with students to identify and reflect on specific goals and actions needed in order to successfully run a business
  • Managing prototyping requests from student teams using Divvy

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 5 weeks of the summer program

Location:

Please note that this role will be performed remotely.

Staff will run class sessions and mentoring via Zoom for our online program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making

Program Manager (on-site leadership)

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

The Summer Program Manager will provide high-level oversight and leadership of summer program classroom activities while also serving as the lead instructor. In addition to teaching entrepreneurial courses and leading experiential assignments, you will liaise with our residential team to execute our entrepreneurial playbook. The ideal candidate is passionate about entrepreneurship education and can operate autonomously while balancing strategic decisions with quick action. S/he will implement the program by organizing the site executive team and interns to deliver the LaunchX summer entrepreneurship program for high school students and support them in starting their companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being responsible for leading student education, activities, and overall well-being while in the program
  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Coordinating guest speakers, including communications and classroom support
  • Managing the mentor network, including communications, team matching, and feedback
  • Organizing and managing logistics of the Demo Day pitch event
  • Providing guidance and disciplinary support to student teams and interns as necessary
  • Managing the program schedule, including student and intern communication
  • Engaging students and interns in the development of LaunchX marketing content, including blog posts, classroom and event photography, etc.
  • Managing and delegating responsibilities to small team of interns
  • Providing timely program updates to the Program Director
  • Attening any scheduled conference calls with senior management during the program
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for parent / guardian outreach concerning student issues and disciplinary procedures
  • Acting as a liaison with the host university regarding logistics and elevated issues

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 4 weeks of the summer program

Location:

The Summer Program Manager is the local area leader of the LaunchX summer program. It is a temporary, four week, contract position on-site at one of the following university locations:

University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making
  • Proven people management skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire a diverse team

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Taking ownership of the instructor role as leader both in and outside the classroom
  • Evaluating student progress on a regular basis, providing students with feedback regarding performance in class and any obstacles that may be impeding progress
  • Being responsible for leading a cohort of ~10 student startup teams through the entire entrepreneurial process of starting their companies during the program
  • Attending weekly meeting with teams to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming meetings with student teams
  • Working with students to identify and reflect on specific goals and actions needed in order to successfully run a business
  • Managing prototyping requests from student teams using Divvy

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 5 weeks of the summer program

Location:

Please note that this role will be performed remotely.

Staff will run class sessions and mentoring via Zoom for our online program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making
Apply Now

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

The Summer Program Manager will provide high-level oversight and leadership of summer program classroom activities while also serving as the lead instructor. In addition to teaching entrepreneurial courses and leading experiential assignments, you will liaise with our residential team to execute our entrepreneurial playbook. The ideal candidate is passionate about entrepreneurship education and can operate autonomously while balancing strategic decisions with quick action. S/he will implement the program by organizing the site executive team and interns to deliver the LaunchX summer entrepreneurship program for high school students and support them in starting their companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being responsible for leading student education, activities, and overall well-being while in the program
  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Coordinating guest speakers, including communications and classroom support
  • Managing the mentor network, including communications, team matching, and feedback
  • Organizing and managing logistics of the Demo Day pitch event
  • Providing guidance and disciplinary support to student teams and interns as necessary
  • Managing the program schedule, including student and intern communication
  • Engaging students and interns in the development of LaunchX marketing content, including blog posts, classroom and event photography, etc.
  • Managing and delegating responsibilities to small team of interns
  • Providing timely program updates to the Program Director
  • Attening any scheduled conference calls with senior management during the program
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for parent / guardian outreach concerning student issues and disciplinary procedures
  • Acting as a liaison with the host university regarding logistics and elevated issues

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 4 weeks of the summer program

Location:

The Summer Program Manager is the local area leader of the LaunchX summer program. It is a temporary, four week, contract position on-site at one of the following university locations:

University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making
  • Proven people management skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire a diverse team
Apply Now