Youth Entrepreneur Summit

Ages: 13 +

Dates: July 23 - August 3

Tuition: $730
Overnights: 0

Challenge Level:  

All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship.
- Reid Hoffman, cofounder, Linkedin


Do you like to create things?

Do you like to start things?

Do you have ideas?


If you answered yes to one of these questions, we should see you at the Telluride Academy this summer, starting on July 23rd. You will have two weeks to re-imagine what’s possible, solve real world problems, connect with owners of companies, and express yourself as an entrepreneur. It will be an experience filled with enthusiasm and opportunity.


Entrepreneurs seek to change the status quo in their pursuit of problems to solve and when the camp ends on August 3rd, each participant will leave with a new approach to solving problems to make the world a better place. This journey will consist of experimenting, networking, questioning, observing, and connecting dots to make a difference. We are looking for students that are interested in being change makers and that are willing to use their voice to create meaningful impact for themselves and others.


The process will be challenging and exciting at the same time.


In partnership with the Telluride Venture Accelerator, participants will be introduced to entrepreneurs that have started companies and organizations which have changed the way people live and act. Throughout the program, these entrepreneurs will serve as mentors to provide insight and guidance during the 2-week entrepreneurial journey. Relationships will develop and significant impact will be made for all participants and the greater Telluride community.

Week 1:
Monday - Friday:
9am - 3pm. No Overnights

Week 2:
Monday - Friday:
9am - 3pm. No Overnights
Final presentations for friends and family!
Time TBA. 

*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first
day of the program. Schedule subject to change.
General Program Schedule:
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Telluride Venture Accelerator Scholarships Available to Local R-1 Students! 
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