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Launchpad Center for Accelerating Success

Teen Entrepreneurship Programs in Collaboration with UC San Diego's Rady School of Management
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Social Innovation Sprint

Aug 10, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019

Over the course of two Saturdays (August 10 & 17), teens will work in groups to create innovative solutions to society's most pressing issues. Addressing the problem of food insecurity, students will learn essential design thinking and social entrepreneurship skills. Industry experts will be pres...

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On May 28, eighth graders from Pacific Ridge School participated in a week-long Launchpad entrepreneurship experience introducing them to a range of skills, including marketing, design, development, research and more.

Through the workshop, students met with innovative thinkers, CEOs and communit...

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Launchpad and San Diego Libraries are teaming up to host 22 participants for an exciting week dedicated to introducing students to entrepreneurship and innovation. Instructed by Tina Klein, Ph.D., Founder of Launchpad (The Center for Accelerating Success), this hands-on training program will be 5...

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Startup Summer School at UCSD ($1,150)

Jul 8, 2019 – Jul 19, 2019

Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? This two-week course is designed for aspiring high school entrepreneurs who want to explore this path. From developing new business ideas, learning marketing, research, and leadership skills to entrepreneurial strategy and pitching, thi...

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Bringing Entrepreneurship to Teens

We introduce high school students to entrepreneurial thinking by utilizing the resources of the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, and our startup community.  This program builds bridges between teens, CEOs, city officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and the university. Through this initiative, high school students are inspired to embrace innovative thinking and benefit our greater community by creating enduring business ideas, connections, and increasing social mobility.

Launchpad endeavors to provide the opportunity for every student to access the power of youth entrepreneurship education, and to give those that step forward access to the ecosystem to empower and support them now and in the future. With studies showing as many as 46% of jobs for people 30 years of age and under being in the form of independent contractor roles, the need for the entrepreneurial mindset, skills, competencies, and resilience has never been greater. 

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Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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