Alex spearheads NLA Launch Club
This summer, one of our students, Ruicheng (Alex) L. applied for a club program through the MIT website, which is called “MIT Launch Club.” Launch provides materials and mentorship support to high schools throughout the school year to allow students to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindset by launching startups. This is not a business plan contest. The aim is to create a real startup – to solve a real need in a differentiated way. The focus is on taking action, learning from results, and making changes to improve chances of success.
Through the club activities during the year, all the club members will be able to engage in the entrepreneur process to:
1. Develop a strong understanding of the customer and their needs.
2. Design and test offerings for the customer.
The NLA Launch Club powered by MIT is a student-lead program. MIT will provide the essential curriculum, training and mentorship every month for assistance.
Alex will spearhead the development of the Launch Club at NLA. The program runs from September through mid-March and the NLA Launch club will be matched to mentors through an initial elevator pitch. Finalists are invited to a final mentorship and pitch celebration event will take place at MIT in April. Teams that are able to attend will network with like-minded peer teams, receive feedback to progress their startups, plus may receive a series of prizes that will support the development of their company.