About the Program
LaunchX has brought top aspiring high school entrepreneurs from around the world to university campuses each summer to start real companies from our first year in 2013 through 2019. Then in the summer of 2020, we ran the program virtually to accommodate the safety concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, and students were thrilled to meet and exceed their learning goals and the objectives they set for their startups.
The goal of our programs is to tap into the potential of ambitious high school students, supporting you through the process of launching an actual startup.
We help you join a highly-curated group of promising young entrepreneurs from around the globe, plus you learn from industry experts, and work in a group of peer co-founders to build real products and solve business challenges in viable ways.
LaunchX isn't a business plan competition - students start real companies. These startups are driven by using the design thinking process to discover innovative opportunities, backed by extensive market research, multiple iterations of prototypes and user testing, and gaining traction through getting real customers and partnerships.
In light of the rapidly changing situation around the world, we are in the process of assessing the best next steps for the 2021 summer program, plus determining any potential offerings for the near term. Stay tuned and please fill out our interest form to stay informed!