10-day startup program for high school students
August 3 - 12
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.
Standout On College Applications
Many QØ students are accepted to top universities like Stanford, MIT, UPenn, UC Berkeley, and Brown. 71% of QØ Alumni write about their experience on their college applications.
Full Scholarships Available
We offer 100% full ride need-based scholarships. Most applicants qualify for some scholarship. Tuition is $1500 and the optional Room and Board is $900.
More Real Than An Internship
Interns get stuck with the crappy jobs that rarely simulate the real world. We take off the gloves and you experience the real startup world that is usually only available to adults.
Guidance from Industry Experts
Building a company is hard! Each team gets a dedicate industry expert to guide and help troubleshoot along the way.
Join a Network of Young Go-Getters
Meet 50 outstanding young people from across the western US who will join your network for life and be a resource for you far into the future.
Master The Startup Method
form a team and build your idea. You learn about and then implement customer discovery, prototyping, growth, finances, and pitching.
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.