Real world stories of high school student entrepreneurs videoed at the Shaker Launch House

Six high school students discuss their startups, their inspirations, and the challenges that they faced. All were part of the LEAP Program at the Shaker Launch House Business Accelerator.

About Shaker LaunchHouse:
LaunchHouse is a lean business accelerator located in Shaker Heights, Ohio that fosters entrepreneurial success and job creation through investing cash, hard word, and collaboration with interested like-minded people. Its mission is to create a hub of entrepreneurial innovation for promising startups and to help transform ideas into successful companies. LaunchHouse manages a growing portfolio of innovative startups. It focuses on promising entrepreneurs and ideas that have a high growth potential, and can quickly achieve market validation with a "small" financial outlay. It recruits, supports and coaches these ventures from idea to profitable business. LaunchHouse has provided over $380,000 in investment capital since its inception in 2009. Through development efforts, its community of mentors, connections with interns and a network of investors, these companies were able to raise over $9 million in follow-on funding. http://www.launchhouse.com/

About the LEAP Program:
The LightHouse Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (LEAP) hosted by Shaker LaunchHouse is believed to be the first true high school business accelerator in the nation. The LEAP Program is a summer program for students seriously interest in entrepreneurship who wish to build their businesses or start new ones. Find out more at: http://www.lighthouseohio.com/