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Welcome to Project ECHO

A year-long program in entrepreneurship for high school teens culminating with the High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan competition on campus at UCLA. Now enrolling schools for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Teens learn to work in teams

as they ideate, create and pitch their business ideas.

UCLA lecture halls fill up

with family and friends as high school business teams pitch to judges who serve as venture capitalist funders.

Volunteer executives evaluate the team pitches

attended by more than 400 teens every year!

Renee and Meyer Luskin at the Business Plan Competition

with the team of students they sponsored from the Alliance Luskin Academy High School.

New for the 2020-2021 school year, Project ECHO will be offered as an on-line and virtual program!

Project ECHO is an activity based entrepreneurship program that aims to turn the classroom into a personally relevant, engaging and inclusive experience for students in 6th through 12th grade. Through its robust entrepreneurship programs, inclusive of a formal curriculum, university-based field trips, mentorship, assistance to schools to build community collaborations, and the High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition, students complete Project ECHO empowered with personal career insights and college-ready.

More than 97% of high school survey takers responded that Project ECHO was their most memorable high school experience, and the same percentage of respondents indicated that they will refer to Project ECHO on their college applications and future employment applications.  Ok, one teen said he’d refer to it on his college application only after he wins the Competition.

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