LaunchX

Eligibility: All high school students
Category: Business
Locations: MIT, Northwestern University, and University of Michigan
Duration: Four weeks
Price: ~$7,500
Application fee: $50 for early application, $65 for regular application
Description: LaunchX taps into the potential of ambitious high school students, supporting them through the process of launching an actual startup. Launch X will consist of a highly-curated group of promising young entrepreneurs from around the globe for four intense weeks. Students will 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.