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Young Entrepreneur Challenge

Join high school students from around the world in heart-pounding, intensive business & entrepreneurship challenges.

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 home of entrepreneurship programs for high school students. Attracting students from around the world, 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 utilizes a combination of case studies, business model tools, and business challenges that are more like a reality show than a classroom.

2015 YEC Programs

Your Application

Boston YEC 2015: July 6 to July 11

Austin YEC 2015: July 13 to July 18

Founder's Academy: July 19 to July 24