Our clubs program expands the reach of high school entrepreneurship to students and schools everywhere. We hand our curriculum off to motivated and forward-thinking teens so you can build a startup throughout the school year, supported by our detailed programming, resources, and mentorship.
This is not a business plan competition. Your task is to create a real startup—to solve a real need in a differentiated way. The focus is on taking action, learning from results, and making changes to improve your chances of success.
This year we are empowering young entrepreneurs in over 500 schools. The club application for 2018-2019 is currently open. The early application deadline is April 30th and the final deadline to apply is June 1st.
You bring the vision, team, and dedication. We’ll provide the curriculum, mentorship, and support to help you build something real.
We provide club presidents with lessons and activities, designed to lead cofounder teams through the steps of starting a company.
Club leaders get access to our curriculum and trainings, while members are supported with guidance from mentors.
Regional and global pitch events celebrate teams' progress and provide continued to support to take their companies to the next level.
We ask for a club president to champion the development of the club by attending virtual leadership trainings, implementing course materials, and recruiting members.
Do you have what it takes to be a LaunchX club president?
|Number of Students||Program Fee||Cost Per Student|
|Up to 30||
$20 - $40
|31 - 60||$1,000||
$17 - $22
|61 - 100||$1,500||$15 - $19|
|101 - 150||$2,000||$13 - $16|
Notes: Fee reductions / waivers are available for financial need schools with a high portion of free / reduced lunch students.
First year teams may only have up to 30 members. The fee will be the same regardless of number of members, so you are incentivized to have a larger community.
Average cost per student is based on the average number of students in the range (ex: 15 members for range up to 30) up to the maximum number of members.
|Round:||Early Admissions||Regular Admissions|
Be compared against a small pool of applicants, and get more time to prepare for the school year upon admission.
Get more time to apply but be compared against a larger pool, and have less time to prepare for the school year.
|Application Deadline:||April 30, 2018||
June 1, 2018
|Admissions Decision:||June 1, 2018||August 1, 2018|
The program is interesting because it... helps teens create real businesses, not theoretical or mock companies—real functioning companies. I took on the responsibility of school champion for Memphis because I have way too many goals to do them all. By educating other young people, maybe they can do some of the things I wish I could do and bring their different perspectives to the table.Read Testimonial
What really defines LaunchX is not the prize or the glory, but the community and the outcome. We partake in a journey to showcase our ambition, more or less unclear of the reality of which real businesses compete in. Yet, in pursuit of our goals, we grow together and learn about what it really takes to be an entrepreneur, about what it takes to be a risk-taker.Read Testimonial
I never would have imagined creating a startup as a high school student. But LaunchX makes this possible with its incredible network of students, educators, and business professionals and the targeted, individualized mentorship they provide. With its valuable resources and fun yet take-charge culture, LaunchX has helped me take concrete actions to turn a good idea on paper into a viable business. Through LaunchX, I’ve learned how to identify real problems and develop innovative solutions, not by homework or lectures, but by doing, building, and developing connections.Read Testimonial