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The Entrepreneur Academy

Fostering Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

San Diego's Premier Entrepreneur Program

At the Entrepreneur Academy (TEA), we believe that young minds possess incredible potential. That's why we're committed to providing students with the skills, knowledge, and mentorship necessary to turn their unique ideas into thriving businesses. Our comprehensive program, taught by experienced professionals across a wide range of industries, equips students with the tools they need to excel in today's fast-paced entrepreneurial landscape. Join us and discover how you can change the world.


What TEA Is

The Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is an entrepreneur program hosted at the University of San Diego's Knauss School of Business for high school and middle school students, offering mentorship, coaching, and access to a wide network of entrepreneurs. Our curriculum focuses on vital skills such as ideation, team building, and compelling pitching. Students create their own start-ups with the opportunity to compete "shark-tank-style" in the TYE Global Final Competition for cash and non-cash prizes. 

Why Join

Joining TEA provides students with a unique opportunity to gain invaluable business knowledge, receive mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders, and connect with a supportive network of peers. Whether you have a passion for innovation or dream of launching your own business, TEA equips you with the tools and mindset needed to succeed in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization powered by a passionate community of business leaders, accomplished entrepreneurs, and dedicated volunteers. Our mission is to empower the next generation of innovators and changemakers through education, mentorship, and hands-on experience. We believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship, guiding students on their journey to become confident, creative, and resilient entrepreneurs.


Early Bird Tuition


Early bird discount available until 11/30/23.

Regular Tuition


Inquire about sibling & group discounts

Early bird discount available until 11/30/23.

1/6/24 - 5/25/24

Class of 2024

University of San Diego

Knauss School of Business



Tuition Includes

All Lectures & Workshops, TEA Merchandise, Light Breakfast & Lunch,

Pitch Competition, Course Supplies, Mentorship, All Sessions, All-Inclusive Field Trips including the Bay Area.

Additional travel expenses may apply to the 2024 TYE Global Competition pending the destination announcement.

"This Type of Real World Experience is Unmatched! I urge you to invest your children’s time and effort in these programs because the outcome is incomparable. My son didn’t have much direction on what to do in terms of the future and this program gave him a strong business direction and taught him life long lessons regarding his relationships within team members. This type of real world experience is unmatched and will have an incredibly positive lasting impact on your children as well."

Craig Banner, Parent

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