Summer Entrepreneurship Programs

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Catapult Incubator

6-week deep dive into startup culture, mindset, and tools

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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.

Three 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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QØ Startup Camps

5-day crash course on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with location-based adventures

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Santa Barbara, CA

summer entrepreneurship programs

Our Santa Barbara QØ Startup Camp offers you real-life startup scenarios mixed with sun-baked local activities such as surfing, kayaking, and rock climbing. We’ve partnered with the University of California, Santa Barbara to give you the ultimate entrepreneurial education on the beach.

New York, NY

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At QØ Startup Camp NYC, you’ll experience our hands-on approach to entrepreneurship in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Gain first-hand knowledge of developing new ideas with a team of like-minded entrepreneurs while also taking time to see and experience the best that New York City has to offer.

Buena Vista, CO

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If you love camping and outdoor adventures, then this is the QØ Startup Camp for you. You’ll start each day with an exciting outdoor activity, such as whitewater rafting or mountain hiking, then dive into our entrepreneurship masterclasses where you’ll work alongside other adventure-seeking entrepreneurs from across the globe.