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Young Entrepreneur Challenge

Join high school students from around the world in a week-long, heart-pounding, intensive business & entrepreneurship challenge.

Our Story

Our story begins and ends with our students. With the economy evolving, it is important now, more than ever, for students to have the rights tools necessary to create their own future. We noticed three things. First, globalization will continue to accelerate. Second, the days of life-long, single company employment are over. And third, every person who enters the workforce needs the skills of an entrepreneur.

The Young Entrepreneur Challenge is the College Apprentice introduction of entrepreneurship to high school students. Attracting students from China, India, Turkey, and the United States, students will compete in cross-cultural teams to develop a new business idea. Like all of our program, our goal is to make sure every student has the single, best experience of their life.

Rather than lean on traditional business planning, the YEC will use a flexible, innovative methodology called the Business Model Canvas.

Summer 2014

Your Application

Boston YEC 2015: July 6 to July 11

Founder's Academy: July 19 to July 24