MIT Launch Summer brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program. This experience connects students to many of the best entrepreneurial networks and leaders across campus for instruction and best practices, engraining them in the MIT culture of Mens et Manus - mind and hand.Admissions decisions for summer 2016 will be emailed on April 15.
Through Launch Clubs, entrepreneurship clubs are being started at high schools around the world, with teams becoming entrepreneurs and starting real companies. The first year involved around 20 schools of Launch alumni with about 100 companies started. Finalists were invited to a mentorship and pitch competition at MIT in the spring of 2015. Launch Clubs has expanded to almost 100 schools this year.
LaunchX is a new online course aimed at guiding first-time entrepreneurs through the steps of starting a company, helping to overcome the hurdles to making that first step to launching something new. The first run of the course saw ~30k enrolled students, and course registration has just opened on edX for the summer run. Register for FREE here.