A Startup Incubator for High School Students

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Are You An Entrepreneur?

Each summer, Catapult hosts a Startup Incubator for top high school students from around the world.


We believe every student, idea, and startup has the possibility to do great things. To shape culture, disrupt business, and inspire change. We exist to propel that possibility.


We Look for 2 Types of People…

FOUNDERS: Those with an already developed, tested, and/or implemented business venture.

FREE AGENTS: Those who do not have a venture idea in mind, but are interested in unlocking their entrepreneurial potential.

Start your entrepreneurial journey at Catapult

Some of our outstanding alumni and their journeys


Joyce Hsieh, High School Entrepreneur

Joyce Hsieh

Founder, Wild Daisy

“If you told me that my brand would be sold to people across the entire globe and worn by famous celebrities, I would have thought you were crazy.”

Joyce’s Journey

Micah Green, ceo and founder of maidbot, high school entrepreneurship program

Micah Green

Founder & CEO, Maidbot

“I have no intention of going back to school, I prefer to get my education in the real world, launching companies.”

Micah’s Story

mukund, high school entrepreneur

Mukund Venkatakrishnan

Founder & CEO, Auris

“I built a low-cost device that tests a person’s hearing and programs itself as a hearing aid. It eliminates the need for an expensive doctor.”

Mukund’s Journey

Dates and Locations


You visit 3 major hubs of innovation and startup culture, while also collaborating with your team virtually to mimic the real world

2018 Dates coming in October


Catapult happens in 5 distinct phases

Phase 1: Chicago
Phase 2: Virtual collaboration with your team
Phase 3: Silicon Valley
Phase 4: Virtual collaboration with your team
Phase 5: New York City

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    Catapult and our young entrepreneurs



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    You learn leading edge techniques from the startup, corporate, and business innovation world


    Catapult in Chicago

    Chicago

    Phase 1

    Topics:

    Problem Ideation
    Customer Discovery
    Solution Prototyping
    Master Class: Authentic Relationships
    Output: Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

    Catapult in Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley

    Phase 3

    Topics:

    Financial Modeling
    Marketplace Competition
    Customer Acquisition
    Master Class: Experiment Fiercely
    Output: Product Version 2

    Catapult in New York City

    New York City

    Phase 5

    Topics:

    Storytelling
    Pitching + Q&A
    Growth Strategy
    Master Class: Pitching to Win
    Output: Demo Day Pitch and Deck




    Ready to Apply?

    You Get Valuable Resources to Launch Your Startup

    Catapult provides each venture team with Strategic Partners.

    BRANDING: Brand experts help you create a logo, design a pitch deck and create a brand identity.

    LEGAL: Law companies specializing in Startups help you incorporate your venture.

    STRATEGY: Global consultants help you design a strategy and growth plan.

    NETWORKING: Catapult’s network of entrepreneurs, thoughts leaders, and companies link your venture to key partners.

    BUSINESS: Learn cutting edge techniques for startup design and business scaling. You can’t a put a price on this.

    WE PAIR YOUR TEAM WITH 2 DEDICATED ADVISORS

    Graduate students and young professionals from the consulting, tech, and entrepreneurship spaces join Catapult to support your team in meaningful and long-term one-on-one relationships.


    Catapult equips every team with two advisors who participate in each session. Advisors also join weekly calls to provide guidance, direct business strategy, and make meaningful professional introductions.

    LEARN ABOUT BECOMING AN ADVISOR

    You will work with leading companies

    OUR PARTNERS SUPPORT YOUR TEAM IN BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CONSULTING SESSIONS.

    IN ADDITION TO BUILDING VENTURES, OUR STUDENTS GO ON TO ENROLL IN TODAY’S LEADING UNIVERSITIES, WHERE THEY CONTINUE TO DRIVE CHANGEMAKING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.


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