10-day startup experience for high school students
Students join a team and build a startup with the help of industry advisors. Full-tuition scholarships are available and space is limited to only 50 participants.
A unique experience to showcase in your college applications.
50 Students From Around US
Our competitive application process brings together the best young entrepreneurs for an unforgettable experience. Work alongside outstanding peers who will join your network for life.
Full Scholarships Available
We offer 100% full ride need-based scholarships. Most families qualify for some scholarship. Tuition is $1500 and the optional Room & Board is $900.
Practice skills you cant learn in school
Creating a company means you’ll practice skills young people are never exposed to. Real leadership, teamwork, communication, persuasion, strategy, and more.
Ideal for Budding Entrepreneurs
The prefect place to try out that idea you've had in your head. You give a short pitch on day 1 and rally a few team members to join you. Or listen to others pitches and join one of those teams.
Guidance from Industry Experts
Building a company is hard! Each team gets a dedicate industry expert to guide and help troubleshoot along the way. See where our industry experts come from below.
Master the QØ Startup Method
You learn about and then implement customer discovery, ideation, prototyping, growth, and pitching. You’ll master each steps so that you can apply to future ideas you might have
Location & Dates
In-person dates June 8-10 & 15-17
Downtown LA, CA
In-person dates Aug. 3-5 & 10-12
(Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)
Week of Work
(Monday-Thursday online from 10am-4pm with advisor meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm)
(Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)
Master the QØ Startup Process
On the first day you will have the opportunity to give a short 1-minute pitch about an idea you've been dying to try out. You will also here other's pitch their ideas. If your pitch is able to persuade a few others, then you've got a team! otherwise you can join another team you are excited about. Get a preview of the QØ Startup Process below.
Power your potential and apply today
This is a beta!
Here at QØ we like to practice what we teach around experimenting and our Bootcamp experience is that very result. We listened to thousands of students who desired an immersive experience where they they could start their journey, but that they could also manage with their existing commitments such as sports and academic engagements over the summer, and a program that was overall more affordable and accessible to all types of people.
Because this is a beta for us, we reserve the right to consolidate locations or to cancel the program entirely. If we do this and the location no longer works for your dates, we will fully refund your application and program fee.