Starting real startups

Empowering visionaries like you

Real Companies
Unreal Results

The Ann Arbor Summer Entrepreneurship Program gives you hands-on practical experience to start a real company as a high school student. With an amazing worldwide community, you will start, solve, and ship your product in just 4 short weeks. Don’t wait for the future – create it!

Global Reach

Your team awaits.

Male and female launchies working together at LaunchX summer program

Join other like-minded high schoolers who share your passion for entrepreneurship. We use a unique teaming formula that pairs you with other Launchies to complement your skill set and ultimately set your team up for success.

Key Details

LocationDatesCostSeats
Ann Arbor, MichiganJune 30 – July 27$9,97080

Spots are filling up!

Get your application in to make the most of this summer.

Female LaunchX instructor and male LaunchX student at summer program on college campus
MENTORS

Expert help.
Within reach.

Gain access to industry experts who can help you in your entrepreneurship journey. We put all our mentors through a rigorous process to ensure you have access to brilliant minds.

Our instructors

We attract incredibly intelligent and successful individuals who are ready to pay it forward to the next generation. Learn from individuals who help you understand business theory through the lens of heir inudstry experience.

Ashley
CEO
Branding Advisor
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Sarah
COO
Vidaloop
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Roy
CEO
MarketingProfs
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Thomas
CEO
Culture Fresh Foods, Inc.
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Sheri
CEO
EBinRA, Inc.
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Andrei
CTO
OneScreen.AI, Inc.
Served at LaunchX in 2023
John
CEO
BMF
Served at LaunchX in 2023
Adib
COO
Socian AI
Served at LaunchX in 2023

IN The numbers

See the results

450
+
Teams
90
%+
Teams Attained Customer Sales
2250
+
Launchies

What you’ll be doing

Male and female Launchies working together at summer program

Identification is the first step in developing your company. Honing in on the problem you are hoping to solve helps you get to the “why” of your business.

Male and female LaunchX students giving presentation on college campus

Ideation allows you to take the problem and frame up solutions that ft your audience. This is a critical step that will set your course for the future.

Female LaunchX student

Iteration means approaching the problem from different angles, always looking for a better solution. New ways of framing the problem uncovers a better product.

Male and female launchies giving a presentation on a college campus

Implementation is the only way to actually launch a startup. Your team completes the launch by making sales and showcasing at Demo Day.

Female mentor teaching on zoom
DAY–TO–DAY

Scheduled around your growth

We have continuously calibrated our schedule to ensure you develop your skillset. Core classes, mentor meetings, labs, electives, discussion groups, and community events all help you to be successful.

EVENTS

Your new community

We offer events throughout the program for you to relax, meet other Launchies, and have a bit of fun.

Male and female launchies wearing headphones attending an activity on a college campus

Which summer program is right for you?

Ann Arbor Entrepreneurship

$9,970 without financial awards
Apple M1
In-person program
Apple M1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2024
Program
Available
Squares
Developed for high school students
Start a business
Battery
Join students from all around the world.
Video Camera
Financial awards available

Bay Area Entrepreneurship

$9,970 without financial awards
Apple M1
In-person program
Apple M1
Bay Area, California
2024
Program
Available
Squares
Developed for high school students
Start a business
Battery
Join students from all around the world.
Video Camera
Financial awards available

Online Innovation

$4,750 without financial awards
Apple M1
Online program
2024
Program
Available
Squares
Developed for high school students
Solve an existing business problem
Battery
Join students from all around the world.
Video Camera
Financial awards available

Online Entrepreneurship

$6,500 without financial awards
Apple M1
Online program
2024
Program
Available
Squares
Developed for high school students
Start a business
Battery
Join students from all around the world.
Video Camera
Financial awards available

Designed for success

Our Curriculum

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Coursework that works

Our curriculum was designed by academic experts and practitioners specifically for high caliber students. The rigorous course material focuses on practical application that goes beyond theory.

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Continuous Feedback

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Growth accelerated

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To grow, you must receive feedback all the time. Throughout the entrepreneurship program, you will receive feedback from mentors and speakers who can help you process ideas and ultimately sharpen your skillset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is LaunchX for?

LaunchX is designed for high school students. Generally 15-18 year olds. You must be attending high school at the time of applying.

What does it cost?

Each summer program has a different price. You can find the price of each summer program's price and other aspects on our program comparison page.

What is your acceptance rate

Generally we have around a 30% acceptance rate. Our competitive programs allow us to offer incredible program experiences for all participants.

What are the dates?

Our summer programs all run during the summer months (June-August). For dates you can either go to the program page or you can see all the dates on our program comparison page.

When is the the application due?

We have 3 application deadlines.

November 15 – Priority Application
January 7 – Early Application
April 24 – Final Deadline

The early you apply, the better! Our summer programs can fill quickly and it is possible we will close the application before the final deadline. You can start your application in our application portal.

Is there financial aid?

Yes, we do not want money to be the reason qualified applicants can't attend our summer program. We offer financial awards to students. You can find all the requirements on our Cost & Aid page.

My school does not give students official transcripts. How do I proceed?

Unofficial transcripts are fine. LaunchX is interested in seeing all available grades that you have earned throughout your high school career.

Still have questions?

Please contact us at info@launchx.com and we’ll help you.