New Whiteboard Company: Kickback Pants

New Whiteboard Company: Kickback Pants

Whiteboard Youth Ventures alumnus Adam Lorenz-Kruk, currently in his freshman year at the Eisenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the founder of Kickback Pants and has been accepted into the Whiteboard Launch Program. Kickback Pants...

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Introducing the 2016 Speakers and Coaches

Introducing the 2016 Speakers and Coaches

This post was last updated on January 21, 2016. We will update this article whenever we are able to confirm new speakers or coaches for Founder's Academy. Over the course of four weeks, students accepted into Founder's Academy have the unique opportunity to learn from...

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Associate Director Position Available

Associate Director Position Available

Overview Over the past three years, Whiteboard Youth Ventures has doubled in size each year since its founding as a single, 1-week summer program. Its programs now include the flagship Young Entrepreneur Challenge (1-week summer), Founder's Academy (4-week summer),...

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30 Tips for High School Entrepreneurs

30 Tips for High School Entrepreneurs

Advice is ubiquitous and overwhelming for entrepreneurs, but still we are frequently asked to lend our experience working with student entrepreneurs. Rather than write a diatribe on the subject, we’ve decided to instead combine our insights into 30 compact, and...

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I Don’t Give a Crap about Your Passion

I Don’t Give a Crap about Your Passion

"Passion" is the most overrated attribute to look for in an entrepreneur. Phew, it feels good to finally say that out loud. I am tired of hearing about passion being the reason certain people and companies succeed while others fail. Passion has very little to do with...

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Push Your Idea Off a Cliff

Push Your Idea Off a Cliff

There are a lot of metaphors in the startup world. They act as a visual and tacit aid for understanding difficult concepts that otherwise would be very hard to grasp. The latest metaphor that I've started to use is "pushing your idea off a cliff." After you do, one of...

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Our mission is to empower, support, and develop students as they begin their journeys as entrepreneurs and founders.

SKILLS

All Whiteboard Programs are skill-based experiential education programs. During your time with us, we will stress exploring and developing transferable, hard skills that will be beneficial to your academic and professional careers.

SALES

Whiteboard Programs are revenue-first. We emphasis sales as the basis for business and do not over-emphasis fund raising or pitch decks. We work with students to identify opportunities to turn into commercial success.

SUPPORT

All of our students are provided with support networks of mentors, business coaches, alumni, and experts. We have worked for years to cultivate a network of professionals who share a common commitment to student success.

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We measure our success and the success of our students through skill development, sales performance, and growth metrics. Our incubator is designed on the principle of shared success. We are not repaid for our services until companies reach certain milestones.

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Young Entrepreneur Challenge

The Young Entrepreneur Challenge is a one week intensive boot-camp and competition designed to develop startup skills such as presentation, market validation, and budgeting. The YEC takes place multiple times a year around the world, but our flagship location is in Boston, MA, where students from around the world come each July. Students who complete the YEC have a much better chance of being accepted into the Whiteboard Incubator.

Incubator

The Whiteboard Incubator is the first no-equity, no-tuition startup incubation program designed specifically for businesses owned and operated by high school students. The Incubator is a highly competitive program with no set acceptances. Some years will have multiple companies selected, some years may not have any. Accepted companies will be given office space, legal advice, marketing and sales guidance, and web development. The Incubator runs for six-weeks in Cambridge, MA.

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