Young Entrepreneurs

The most effective way to build business skills.

Designed for ambitious high school students who want to
learn by doing.

2-month business program.
Next cohort starts on January 16 and March 13.

Young Entrepreneurs

The most effective way to build business skills.

Designed for ambitious high school students who want to learn by doing.

2-month business program.
Next cohorts start on January 16 and March 13.


You will learn how to generate, test, market and present business ideas. During the class, you will:

  • Test a new business idea
  • Build a simple website
  • Conduct customer interviews
  • Develop your brand
  • Brainstorm a marketing and sales plan
  • Present your business idea

You will transform from a high school student into an entrepreneur with your own venture. You can leverage your experience to start a thriving business in high school.

You will have a lifetime to think of even better ideas, knowing you are armed with the skillset you need to be successful in business.

The best part: Our program will give you a unique leadership experience to write about in your college admissions essay. With this experience under your belt, you will significantly increase your chance of admission to top schools.


Engaging and interactive. No lectures.

Expert knowledge from top business leaders.

Designed for busy students.

Is Young Entrepreneurs for you?

Have you noticed that many top business leaders laid the foundation for their success in their teens? Do you want to start your business and startup career early? This program is designed for you.

Our program is designed for ambitious high school students. This class is for you if you want to:

  • Build your understanding of business and startups
  • Learn business by building a business
  • Build a network of smart peers from around the country
  • Gain a valuable, differentiated experience to potentially write about in your college admissions essay
  • Increase your odds of gaining admission to a top college by participating in a unique leadership experience

what’s included?

You will develop and refine 8 critical business skills through live discussions, hands-on projects and group activities.

These are NOT pre-recorded, lecture-based webinars. Instead, you will experience active learning:

12+ interactive, live video sessions led by expert instructors

8-part syllabus with curated study material

8 hands-on projects that reinforce key concepts

6 professional models and presentation templates

Office Hours for individual attention

Weekly guest lectures with the world’s top business leaders



At the live workshops, you will tease out the weekly reading via group discussions, present your projects for feedback, and get your questions answered. Depending on your schedule, you can choose to come to 1 or both live workshops each weekend.

Core Skills

You will develop a strong foundation in 8 core business skills:

  • Strategy & Foundational Finance
  • Pricing
  • Web sites
  • Communication & Presentation

  • Sales
  • Customer research
  • Marketing
  • Leadership


We are the leading business education program, with the highest reviews and engagement in the industry. Here’s a recent review:

“I’ve joined a lot of learning sessions over the shutdown and nothing has even come close to the brunchwork experience. The brunchwork team does an incredible job of giving great content, creating a truly interactive experience, and creating useful and valuable resources. I highly highly highly recommend… I love it!”
– Entrepreneur Cat B.

“I love brunchwork for the following reasons:

  1. The content is A+
  2. I get to network with smart people
  3. I get to learn about topics which otherwise would not be possible
  4. I get accelerated connections to the brightest individuals across the country”

– Entrepreneur Serge A.

In the national press, we are celebrated as the pioneers of co-learning and “flipped classrooms.”


Early Bird Pricing: Apply by December 1 to get 30% off each plan.



  • 8-part syllabus
  • 16 live video sessions
  • 8 hands-on projects
  • 1 capstone portfolio
  • Expert guest workshops via 6-mo brunchwork membership ($450 value)
  • Member-only online group
  • Private office hours



  • 8-part syllabus
  • 16 live video sessions
  • 8 hands-on projects
  • 1 capstone portfolio
  • Expert guest workshops via 12-mo brunchwork membership ($720 value)
  • Member-only online group
  • 2 Private office hours

Your 6 or 12 month membership includes unlimited ‘brunchwork at home’ workshops, warm speaker intros, guest passes, a Member Directory and more.


At brunchwork, our founders have been obsessively studying and teaching business, with a focus on influence and networking, for the last 15 years collectively.

And, we’re equally obsessed with the applications of behavior science – specifically what causes people to engage and connect. Our business class is a transformative experience, designed to meaningfully connect you with the material and the broader business/tech ecosystem.

Meet your curators for the January 16 cohort:

Jon Levy

Behaviorist & author

Jon is a behavioral scientist, superconnector, and author, best known for his work in the fields of influence and community/customer engagement. Jon is affiliated with C-Lab and specializes in applying research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and product development. Jon founded The Influencers and brunchwork. Watch his TED Talk.

Paulina Karpis

Creator of co-learning

Paulina is the cofounder of brunchwork and creator of the co-learning model of education. Read her popular Forbes piece on the future of business education.

Adriel Lubarsky

Adriel Lubarsky has founded and been an early employee in companies that have raised over $20m in venture capital. He helped launch brunchwork in San Francisco, and led the thriving chapter for several years. Currently, Adriel is the founder of Riveter.


We interviewed thousands of top business leaders, over several years, to build this curriculum. You will engage with industry experts via your brunchwork membership and additional, exclusive programming.

You can explore our upcoming speakers here. Past speakers include:

Andrew Yang

2020 Presidential Candidate

Alana Mayo

Outliers Society Head of Production

Howard Morgan

First Round Capital cofounder

Sallie Krawchek

Ellevest cofounder

Trevor Blackwell

Y Combinator cofounder

Mike Maples Jr

Floodgate Partner

Aaron Bay Schuck

Warner Bros Records CEO

Arlan Hamilton

Backstage Capital founder

Lo Bosworth

Love Wellness founder

Graham Stanton

Peloton cofounder

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