Summer Entrepreneurship Programs

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Catapult Incubator

Deep dive into startup culture, mindset, and tools

6 Weeks - Apply Now →

 

Who Is This Good For?

Summer Entrepreneurship Programs - The Incubator is all about the real world.  This isn't a business plan competition, or a simulation - you join a real venture. 

Summer Entrepreneurship Programs - The Incubator is all about the real world.  This isn't a business plan competition, or a simulation - you join a real venture. 

Founders, young entrepreneurs with established ventures or vetted ideas, come to the Incubator to build a team for their idea and get access to our incredible Advisor and resource network.  

Free Agents, young people with entrepreneurial potential, join a Founders team and help grow that business over the summer.

3 Entrepreneurial Cities

QØ Catapult Incubator Cohort 10 in front of the "Bean" in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.

QØ Catapult Incubator Cohort 10 in front of the "Bean" in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.

The Incubator meets in Chicago, Silicon Valley, and New York City over the course of the summer - you get to travel to each one.  

While most of your time is spent working on the business, we do find moments to enjoy these incredible cities.  

Entrepreneurs and Advisors in each city to help guide you and give you a flavor for their varied startup cultures.

Real World Startup Skills

Free Agent Gloria speaking with Judges at Demo Day.

Free Agent Gloria speaking with Judges at Demo Day.

Spending 6-weeks building a business, working with advisors, acquiring customers, and learning the in's and out's of a startup is the best way to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey and see if you have what it takes.  

You will learn the QØ 5-step process for building a startup from the ground & you'll build an invaluable network that will last a life time.  This is the best preparation if you want to start your own company some day.


 
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Startup Bootcamp

Introduction to entrepreneurship methodologies

10 Days 

 

Entrepreneurship 101

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The Bootcamp program is best for people who are just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey. You join a team, build an idea from the ground up, and are introduced to the QØ 5-step process. You'll get to meet other young entrepreneurs and begin building your network. At the end, you'll pitch out to a panel of judges so you experience the full life cycle of a startup.

Led by Entrepreneurs

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You'll work with practicing entrepreneurs who have their own companies. They will share their experiences, stories, and personal journey as they guide you on your own. Getting advice from people who've "been there and done that" is an integral part of the Bootcamp experience. We partner with leading companies and to give you an inside peek at how startups grow.

A Taste of Startup Life

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You'll get a full taste of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and hopefully you'll look back on this experience as the catalyst that started your journey.  You'll leave with the knowledge and skills of how to start something of your own.  We fully hope that after the Bootcamp you consider applying for our Flagship Catapult Incubator where you will spread your wings as a young entrepreneur.

 

 
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International Intensive

15 Days

Work with Startups and businesses helping solve real world problems in New York, London, and Paris.

Startups look different everywhere, and understanding the nuances of different cultures and how they do business is integral for you to have success in a global startup.  The International Intensive program travels to startup hubs in New York, London, and Paris.  In each location, we partner with a startup or existing company that has a unique business challenge.  You will work on a team of other young entrepreneurs, side by side with the startup to address a specific business challenge they face.

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New York City

July 22-26

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London / Oxford

July 27 - August 1

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Paris

August 1 - 5