After much deliberation, we have come to the unfortunate decision that the LaunchX Clubs program and company must close.
This program started a few years ago from demand we saw from students from the LaunchX summer program entity who wanted to spread entrepreneurship at their schools, and after piloting for a few years, we spun the program out as a stand-alone non-profit to grow a movement in entrepreneurship education around the world. We’ve been honored to be able to grow this impact and reach thousands of students.
There have been a number of challenges in scaling this separate entity, though, both strategically and financially that we have not been able to overcome. So it is with a heavy heart that we make the tough decision that many entrepreneurs face in their journey to close this chapter of our growth, and refocus to other opportunities for impact.
We encourage you to continue to pursue entrepreneurship education through other avenues such as the LaunchX summer program.
Thank you for all of the support, memories, and opportunity for impact
young entrepreneurs have completed the LaunchX clubs program
high school startup companies have been launched by our students
alumni confident in ability to start a company
I joined LaunchX Clubs on a whim, and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. In the beginning, I would never have described myself as an entrepreneur, but within 9 months I proudly showcased my business cards with my title - co-founder. LaunchX Clubs taught me to harness my inner entrepreneur that I didn’t even know was there.
What really defines LaunchX Clubs is not the prize or the glory, but the community and the outcome. We partake in a journey to showcase our ambition, more or less unclear of the reality of which real businesses compete in. Yet, in pursuit of our goals, we grow together and learn about what it really takes to be an entrepreneur, about what it takes to be a risk-taker.
I never would have imagined creating a startup as a high school student. But LaunchX Clubs makes this possible with its incredible network of students, educators, and business professionals and the targeted, individualized mentorship they provide. With its valuable resources and fun yet take-charge culture, LaunchX Clubs has helped me take concrete actions to turn a good idea on paper into a viable business. Through LaunchX Clubs, I’ve learned how to identify real problems and develop innovative solutions, not by homework or lectures, but by doing, building, and developing connections.