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Premier summer entrepreneurship and coding program


FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

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Premier summer entrepreneurship and coding program


FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

APPLY NOW

 

Life Changing Summer is a three-week immersive entrepreneurship course for the most promising and passionate high school students. Run by Cornell University members who have years of experience with startups and programming. Supported by Life Changing Labs and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.  

 
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The Program


The Program


Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of leaders in entrepreneurship.

We select up to 50 of the top high school students from around the world to participate. Underserved students will be eligible to receive full scholarships on need basis.   

The comprehensive curriculum includes foundational thinking in entrepreneurship, basics of web development (no prior experience required), and tenets of best design practice.  

All teaching is done in open collaborative environment to promote team building and communication. Students will have opportunities to network with experienced entrepreneurs as well as Cornell student founders. We believe in the power of a strong network and community which can provide students with benefits lasting well-beyond the summer.

 

 

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The Schedule


The Schedule


Dates

 

Location

 

Daily Structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Application Deadline: December 1st, 2018

Final Application Deadline : May 1st, 2019

Program Dates : July 8th, 2019 to July 26th, 2019


eHub, Cornell University


9am-2pm Monday through Friday

9:00-9:20am Daily Standups

9:20-10:00am Entrepreneurship Lesson

10:00-10:20am Break & Team Hangout

10:20-11:00am Programming Lesson

11:00 am-12:00pm Hack & Build

12:00-1:00 pm Team Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Team Work Session

*after 2:00pm we will have various optional workshops and tours available for students

 

Additional Activities

 

 

 

Program Cost


Typically, we have a mix of the following activities throughout the summer as additional value for our students: 

College Prep: Q&A with graduate students, college fair with 70+ universities

Guest Speakers: last year included Dylan Reid (Forbes 30 under 30), John Alexander (founder of CBORD Group), Scott Belsky (founder of Behance, investor in Uber, Pinterest), and others. 

Workshops: 3D Printing, Professional Communication, Networking, Resume Prep


$2500 Tuition + Lunches – covers programming, activities, and staff costs. Participants are responsible for their own lodging and/or transportation. Recommended for local students.

$4500 Tuition + Housing + Dining – covers all of the above plus housing provided on Cornell campus plus 3 meals per day. Recommended for international students.

We offer need-based full scholarships for under-served students. Please ask for details when you apply.

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The Stories


The Stories


Student Testimonials

Select the student to read their testimonial!

Parent Testimonials

“LCS has been a fantastic program for my son and I look forward to him staying in touch with its community.”

“My daughter has a mild form of ASD and seeing her final presentation was truly special. She has gained so much from being part of LCS and I could not have imagined the development that took place over a span of three weeks.”

“My only regret is I didn’t find out about LCS sooner. Michael and the team were amazing and I hope my daughter will get to work closely with everyone again.”

Past Projects

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Instalert allows users to be notified via alarms and text messages when cabinets containing dangerous material are opened by small children.

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Portal is an easy, reliable, and affordable way for everyone to play old game. It also enables users to create their own games and join a community. 

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The Team


The Team


 Peter is the Founder of Life Changing Labs, a summer incubator and mentorship network for Cornell entrepreneurs, and Life Changing Summer, a program teaching entrepreneurship and programming to high school students across the world. He also works at Entrepreneurship at Cornell and serves on the Advisory Council. Currently, he leads StartupTree as its CEO to help fuel the growth of university entrepreneurship globally.

Peter is the Founder of Life Changing Labs, a summer incubator and mentorship network for Cornell entrepreneurs, and Life Changing Summer, a program teaching entrepreneurship and programming to high school students across the world. He also works at Entrepreneurship at Cornell and serves on the Advisory Council. Currently, he leads StartupTree as its CEO to help fuel the growth of university entrepreneurship globally.

 Michael is Managing Director of Life Changing Labs, Founder of LCL's summer startup incubator program, founder of LCS's global high school eship and computer science program, Lead Thinker at Aesir Lab, and principal organizer of Cornell's first ever Make-a-thon event. He is an award-winning photographer, architectural designer, and budding philanthropist. His work as an entrepreneur focuses on creating life changing opportunities for designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate.

Michael is Managing Director of Life Changing Labs, Founder of LCL's summer startup incubator program, founder of LCS's global high school eship and computer science program, Lead Thinker at Aesir Lab, and principal organizer of Cornell's first ever Make-a-thon event. He is an award-winning photographer, architectural designer, and budding philanthropist. His work as an entrepreneur focuses on creating life changing opportunities for designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate.

 Beverly Wallenstein is the Managing Director of Life Changing Summer and the founder of Girls Mean Business. She has extensive experience with program managing, and specializes in youth entrepreneurship programming. Beverly also has experience in many business plan competitions including the New York State Business Plan Competition and winning the Esprit De Corps Award. She loves entrepreneurship and is passionate about getting more women and girls into business. 

Beverly Wallenstein is the Managing Director of Life Changing Summer and the founder of Girls Mean Business. She has extensive experience with program managing, and specializes in youth entrepreneurship programming. Beverly also has experience in many business plan competitions including the New York State Business Plan Competition and winning the Esprit De Corps Award. She loves entrepreneurship and is passionate about getting more women and girls into business. 

PETER

co-founder

Michael

co-founder

Beverly

managing director

 
 Hyun is a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Computer Science with a passion for turning ideas into reality. He is actively looking for the next thing to build. Last summer, he worked as a research assistant at the Molnar group of the Electrical Computer Engineering department at Cornell where he made a testing software with interactive graphical user interface. He values using technology to find practical solutions for real world problems to help other people. 

Hyun is a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Computer Science with a passion for turning ideas into reality. He is actively looking for the next thing to build. Last summer, he worked as a research assistant at the Molnar group of the Electrical Computer Engineering department at Cornell where he made a testing software with interactive graphical user interface. He values using technology to find practical solutions for real world problems to help other people. 

 Jean is a rising junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering. He works on a wide array of projects on campus from the Cornell Hyperloop team to helping a startup create a ultra customizable keyboard.  Jean first attended LCS as a high school student before coming to Cornell and is excited to be on the other side to help recreate the awesome and life changing experience he had during the program. As a hardware enthusiast, he is happy to answer or find you the answer for any questions students have regarding technology or hardware.

Jean is a rising junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering. He works on a wide array of projects on campus from the Cornell Hyperloop team to helping a startup create a ultra customizable keyboard.  Jean first attended LCS as a high school student before coming to Cornell and is excited to be on the other side to help recreate the awesome and life changing experience he had during the program. As a hardware enthusiast, he is happy to answer or find you the answer for any questions students have regarding technology or hardware.

HYUN

Web Development Instructor

JeAN

Hardware Advisor

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FOR SUMMER 2019

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FOR SUMMER 2019

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