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. Club applications for the 2017-2018 school year are currently closed. Join our waiting list to be considered for next year.
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 experienced mentors.
Top performing teams are invited to pitch their startups in front of a panel of innovators and educators on MIT campus.
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?
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