The LaunchX Virtual Summer Program delivers the same quality program experience and community in an online environment
About The LaunchX Virtual Summer Program
We recognize that the global pandemic has posted a challenge and concerns for many students as they worry about things like travel or visas to join the LaunchX summer program. With the safety and learning of our students at the forefront of our concerns, we are now providing an online version of the program you have grown to know and love: LaunchX Virtual
The LaunchX Virtual Program delivers the same quality program experience and community in an online environment. This isn’t just the interactive classes, simulations, and speakers. We’re also providing the mentors, check-ins, progress tracking of teams, and support for prototyping. Your calendar will be semi-customized to your team and even to some of your specific preferences of elective class sessions, so that you get a more tailored experience. What’s more, we’re able to provide some pretty awesome speakers now that we’re less restricted by geography!
How the LaunchX Virtual Summer Program Works
Our summer program taps into your potential as an ambitious high school student, supporting you through the process of launching an actual startup.
We bring a highly curated group of promising young entrepreneurs together from around the globe. You’ll learn from industry experts and work in a group of peer co-founders to build real products and solve business challenges in meaningful and viable ways.
Startup teams are assigned a lead instructor and TA, plus have a team a mentors, with whom they get time each week. There is a combination of interactive class discussions, team time, instructor check-ins, and community feedback to ensure personal growth and startup progress.
Dates And Timing
Stay tuned for dates for summer 2022
Expected commitment is fulltime meaning 40hrs/week.
Core sessions are offered multiple times per day to account for time zones.
Startup teams are formed taking into account geographic considerations, skills, interests, and preferences.
Startup teams are part of a cohort for classroom sessions, feedback amongst teams, and community building.
Plus, students have opportunities to attend community events to get to know their fellow classmates outside of the classroom and startup team environment.
Students must have a computer with Internet access that allows video streaming for the duration of the program. Class schedule will be provided via Google calendar, with classes held via Zoom video conferencing software for our interactive classes, plus a course platform provided for course materials and submissions.
Market research and prototyping has its pros and cons when working remotely. You’ll be in the same location during the program as after, and have access to some of the resources that you already know. Roles in your team will be important to consider, and we’ll help with shipping materials you identify for prototyping, providing mentors, and outsourcing where we can.
Pricing And Enrollment
The program fee will be announced when program dates are provided. The 2021 program was $5,980 inclusive of all weeks of the program experience, discounted heavily from our in-person program.
Bringing a real product to the market during the short timeframe of the summer is no small task.
Classroom activities, case study discussions and mentor meetings will immerse you in the entrepreneurial process and push you to stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Each day, you’ll learn from startup founders and industry experts who know first-hand what it takes to build a viable company. During the downtime of your scheduled class sessions, mentor meetings, and instructor check-ins, you’ll work with your cofounder team to put these lessons to work—applying your newfound knowledge and skills to take your company to the next level.
Your LaunchX experience will be challenging. It will be intense. And it will be worth it. Join us for this groundbreaking and life-changing experience!
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