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.

We create a challenging environment that allows young entrepreneurs to thrive


All In

From day one it’s 100mph, all in with your team. We encourage teams to throw themselves headfirst into the obstacles they encounter. Our alumni tell us this is the most strenuous, yet rewarding experience of their life.

Tailored Experience

Each morning we introduce a new concept. Afterwards, each team works with their advisors to tackle the most pressing issue they face, whether it be customer acquisition, marketing, or operations. There is no ‘standard approach’ or ‘right answer’, kind of like real life.

1 Demo Day

The Incubator culminates in Demo Day, where Founders pitch the startup and the successes they’ve had over the last 3 months to judges in the hopes of gaining valuable feedback, new mentors, and prospective seed-level investments.

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


Catapult happens in 5 distinct phases

Phase 1: June 17-20, Chicago
Phase 2: June 21-July 7, Virtual collaboration with your team
Phase 3: July 8-11, Silicon Valley
Phase 4: July 12-28, Virtual collaboration with your team
Phase 5: July 29-Aug 2, New York City

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    Read the origin stories of our most successful young entrepreneurs


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    See all 60+ startups built at the Catapult Summer Incubator


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    After 3 months of hard work, it all comes down to the pitch…


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    We teach leading edge best practices form the startup and corporate innovation world


    Phase 1 - Chicago

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

    Phase 3 - SF

    Business Model
    Market
    Competition
    Master Class: Experiment Fiercely
    Output: Product Version 2

    Phase 5 - NYC

    Storytelling
    Pitching
    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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