Our Vision

We believe that great ideas can come from anyone. But more often than not, high school students are disregarded from entrepreneurship and business. We want to change that.

Our goal is to encourage and inspire HS students to unleash their creativity and expose themselves to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We're creating exciting and professional events for students to come together, learn new ideas, and create the next big thing. Tell us about your great idea and win prizes to turn it into a reality.

What is Startup High School?

Startup High School was founded in 2013 with the primary goal of expanding high school students’ creativity and innovation and inspiring them to get involved in entrepreneurship. Hundreds of high school students submit their unique startup ideas to compete in a national video pitch challenge.

The applicants that stand out the most will qualify to attend our entrepreneurial summit: a weekend-long event held at the University of Michigan designed for student collaboration and growth. The students are given the opportunity to solve complex problems, interact with knowledgeable mentors, listen to professional guest speakers, and pitch their ideas in front of a panel of experienced judges.

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