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Pre-College

A core principle of the Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is that learning entrepreneurship truly empowers an individual. Our school offers a variety of pre-college programs for high school students interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Below is a quick overview and a link to learn more about each program we offer.

Rising Starters™

Time to shine, students - Rising Starters™ is an intensive pitch competition that tests the presentation and problem solving skills of local high school students. From social innovation to corporate disruption, high school students have thought up and even prototyped impressive innovations for this exclusive event.

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Altomari Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Entrepreneurship education is an effective tool for empowerment. The Altomari Summer Camp program is for sophomore-senior low income female high school students who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and the challenges faced along the startup journey. Students will hear from experienced female entrepreneurs and work in venture creation sessions to make a final pitch presentation at the end of the program.

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Close Summer Camp

Drexel University's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is hosting its own high school Startup Summer Camp from July 13th to 17th, 2020. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors learn how to develop their ideas into a new venture (profit or not for profit). The camp culminates in a "pitch presentation" to an audience of innovators and entrepreneurs. Close School faculty and guest speakers provide the content and guidance over the course of the week. Our unique Startup Summer Camp is designed to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and skills of high school students in an urban university setting.

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