Young Founders Institute

Summer Entrepreneurship Program for High School and 
Middle School Students

Raleigh/Cary: July 15th - July 26th
At HQ Raleigh Centennial
(NC State's Campus)

Not in Raleigh? Check out our Durham and
Chapel Hill programs

Summer Program

Build a prototype and compete in a pitch competition

Connect with like-minded students, industry experts, and local entrepreneurs

Learn skill sets to help you excel on college applications and in life

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Program Schedule

Week 1

Morning (9-12): Workshops with industry experts and entrepreneurs (customer interviews, human-centered design, marketing, and others)
Afternoon (12-3): Lunch then ideation and market research

Week 2

Morning (9-12): Build prototypes and test assumptions
Afternoon (12-3): Lunch seminars with local resource providers and after lunch testing prototypes with customers
Last Friday afternoon: Pizza party and pitch competition

Registration

High School Programs

Grades: Rising 9-12 | Two-week day camp
Mon-Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (staffed until 5:00 pm)
Raleigh/Cary - HQ Raleigh Centennial (NC State's Campus)
Price: $850 for two-week program

Register - High School Fellow

Middle School Programs

Grades: Rising 7-8 | Two-week day camp
Mon-Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (staffed until 5:00 pm)

Raleigh/Cary - HQ Raleigh Centennial (NC State's Campus)
Price: $850 for two-week program

Register - Middle School Fellow

A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required per student.

Meet the Founders

Corrie Wiedmann

Corrie is an educator, entrepreneur, and recent graduate of the Launch accelerator program. She was involved with several local start-ups, including Suncreenr (which you may have seen on Shark Tank), before co-founding Wonder Crate, a subscription box for kids.

Will Henry

Will is a lab scientist and wilderness guide turned entrepreneur. He has immersed himself in the startup community in the Triangle and recently received a Venture for America Fellowship. He is also the co-founder of Aspire Career Foundations, which is scaling career advising for undergraduate college students.

Contact Us

For questions and information about scholarships, email us at
Corrie@youngfoundersinstitute.com

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