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.
High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition
Due the the coronavirus, Project ECHO has postponed and transitioned the 2020 Business Plan Competition to an online event that will take place on Sunday, May 31.
Project ECHO is an activity based high school entrepreneurship program that aims to turn the classroom into a personally relevant, engaging and inclusive experience for teens. Through its robust entrepreneurship program inclusive of a formal curriculum, field trips to UCLA, mentorship, assistance to schools to build community collaborations, and the High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition, students complete Project ECHO college ready and career focused.
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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