Company Profile

The Hidden Genius Project

Trains and mentors Black male youth in entrepreneurship, leadership, and tech skills

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Youth Entrepreneurship
Year Founded
2012
Location
Oakland, California
Leadership
Brandon Nicholson
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Youth Entrepreneurship (2021)
The Hidden Genius Project grew its 15-month mentorship track, the Intensive Immersion Program, which trains young Black men in tech and entrepreneurship, boasting a post-secondary education matriculation rate of 98 percent.
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LaunchX

Runs a high school entrepreneurship summer program that equips students with the skills and mindset to launch a company

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Youth Entrepreneurship
Year Founded
2012
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Leadership
Laurie Statch
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Youth Entrepreneurship (2021)
This year, LaunchX supported more than 268 young entrepreneurs to launch 58 startups with many of them boasting tangible revenue and sustainable business models.
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Uncharted Learning

Develops hands-on entrepreneurship classes for elementary, middle, and high schools across the U.S.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Youth Entrepreneurship
Year Founded
2011
Location
Barrington , Illinois
Leadership
Christy Scott
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Youth Entrepreneurship (2021)
Uncharted Learning’s full-year high school INCubatoredu program has 187 member schools enrolled in the 2021-22 school year, connecting students with industry professionals and culminating in a shark-tank style pitch event for real funding.
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Youngstown Business Incubator

Teaches local Youngstown, Ohio, students ages 9 to 18 the fundamentals of entrepreneurship

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Youth Entrepreneurship
Year Founded
1998
Location
Youngstown, Ohio
Leadership
Barb Ewing
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Youth Entrepreneurship (2021)
The Youngstown Business Incubator hosts an annual 15-week Youth Entrepreneurship LAUNCHpad program to teach 25 students tips on financial literacy, startup pitching, and the process of registering new businesses locally.
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