More than 6,000 aspiring entrepreneurs have been reached through the SEP’s world-class opportunities and resources since 2007.

Each year, an additional 600 to 800 high school students participate in our programming.

And SEP participation isn’t passive.

The SEP inspires action.

Action is often the dividing line between entrepreneurs and “wantrepreneurs.”

The SEP serves as a conduit for student startups, providing the support network and lean-startup methodology to leverage their limited resources and to bootstrap their way into business.

Our business plan competitions aren’t the objective. They’re simply opportunities to recognize and showcase how our students are already identifying real local opportunities and taking initiative.

Let’s take a look at a few of their stories: