There are many resources for aspiring young entrepreneurs. Here are just a few places you can begin.
Start where you are: Many high schools have Junior Achievement, DECA and other programs, so check with your counselor about these and other opportunities in your community.
Colleges, universities and technical schools can help: Many have implemented student startup accelerators like the one at Colorado State University. See what’s available in your area.
http://www.thielfellowship.org/: With the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowships, students “pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship from the ground up, and begin to build the innovative companies of tomorrow.”
http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/: The National Federation of Independent Business’ Young Entrepreneur Foundation “promotes entrepreneurship through scholarship programs, classroom games and teacher and student programs.”
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