High School Level Program
Attention: Session One is now full. All further applications will be considered for Session Two only.
Meet online with a group of U.S. and Chinese students and a mentor from a top-ranked university. Pick your session and your section, and over the course of 6 meetings, create a business plan and mock ups for a social enterprise to address a problem related to your section's topic.
Do market research, test your assumptions, and iterate to respond to feedback
Use the top startup tools to design a digital solution to address a social problem
Earn a certificate from Startup Hoyas, part of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Groups will pitch their ideas to a committee of business school professors, entrepreneurs, and NGO leaders.
Meetings are led by each group's mentor and consist of lectures, discussions, case studies, and activities based on innovation and entrepreneurship concepts including:
"It was an unforgettable teamwork experience."
Aaron W. (Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School)
"Very creative and academic; I loved it."
Evan S., Jiangsu Tianyi High School
"In the program I learned how to work and cooperate with people from different countries and backgrounds and come up with a business plan that could solve a common problem in our communities. At first it was difficult but once we kept working at it the plan came together."
Cameron B. (D.C. Public High School)
"Over the course of the program, I’ve gotten to know my American teammates a lot more, and it’s been a pleasure working with them. Even though there were some challenges, we were able to push out a final product that we could all be proud of. This was definitely an interesting and unique experience that I am honored to have had."
Kevin L. (Tsinghua Int'l School, Beijing)
Scholarships are available.