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Westlake High's LaunchX Club Transforms Students into Entrepreneurs

Developing a business to find a solution to a need or problem is at the core of LaunchX – Westlake High School’s entrepreneurship club for students.

LaunchX helps students build their own companies. The club’s goal is to provide students with the knowledge and resources to develop a startup that solves a real need with a focus on taking action, learning from results and solving problems.

At the start of this school year five Westlake High freshman - Charles, Angela, Bethany, Joshua and Charisse - teamed up through LaunchX to create a business together. After a bit of trial and error with different concepts the group of five students landed on Collegae.

Collegae is a platform where high school students can connect with college students, or recent college graduates from top universities. Via the Collegae platform, high school students are matched with college students or with recent college graduates (individuals who may have graduated within the last five years). During a scheduled phone call high school students are able to ask questions about college, the application process, high school classes, receive first-hand advice from certified collegians who have recently been through it all, and learn more about the path they took to get them there. Collegae keeps the contact information of both the high school students and college/recent college graduates completely confidential.

Collegae is currently looking to grow its network of college students, and recent college graduates who may have graduated from Westlake High School, Newbury Park High School and Thousand Oaks High School.

They are also looking to connect more high school students – not just from the Conejo Valley Unified School District – but ultimately all of Ventura County, and beyond to college students as their platform grows.

To learn more about Collegae – visit their website here: https://collegae.weebly.com/ 

To learn more about other LaunchX student entrepreneurship businesses, such as Sharide, tudrme, and Playgrounds visit the club’s website here: https://whsmitlaunch.wixsite.com/launchx

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