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What is TEA?

The Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is an entrepreneurial program tailored for Middle School and High School students curious and interested in exploring the world of business and entrepreneurship. The TEA initiative offers mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced business leaders and exposes students to the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. The program provides a comprehensive, holistic, business-focused curriculum. Students participate in topic-driven sessions, comprising lectures, interactive discussions, and practical hands-on activities, fostering collaboration and camaraderie.  

What Makes TEA Different?

What differentiates TEA from other programs is its blend of local mentorship and global networking. Through personalized coaching from mentors in their own communities, students receive tailored support. Simultaneously, they gain access to TEA chapters worldwide, fostering a global community of entrepreneurs. The program features a Global Business Plan Competition, enabling students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills on an international stage.

Global Networking

TEA participants enjoy access to an extensive network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and peers, as well as an abundant set of resources. Joining TEA offers students the opportunity to become part of a worldwide community of entrepreneurs and innovators. Discover the world of business, connect with like-minded individuals, and embark on the journey towards becoming a future leader in business and community development!

Reasons to Join TEA

Acquire Lifelong Real-World Skills

Develop firsthand experience in startup ventures

Stand Out on College Applications

Access to a Comprehensive Business Curriculum

​Enhanced Confidence and Leadership

Build a strong Resume

​Expert Guidance Through Dedicated Mentors

Foster Creativity and Problem Solving

Network with Leading Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders

Access to Competition Opportunities

Gain Valuable Career Experience 

Our Impact

Our commitment to nurturing the next generation of business leaders extends beyond just education; it's about fostering a mindset of innovation, resilience, and global collaboration.

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Transforming Futures,

One Entrepreneur at a Time

Silicon Valley
Corporate Tours

The TEA Silicon Valley Trip is an annual excursion that provides students with an exclusive opportunity to explore the heart and birthplace of the tech industry. This one-day trip takes us to Silicon Valley, where we have previously visited prestigious companies and campuses including Microsoft, Qualcomm, Lightspeed Ventures, Google, NVIDIA, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. It's an enriching, transformative experience that immerses students in the innovation and expertise of these industry giants, creating an educational adventure unmatched by any other.

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TYE Global Competition

The TYE Global Final Competition is an annual event that brings together TYE chapters worldwide. Winners from various regions compete in a "shark-tank-style" showdown for cash prizes, mentoring, and investor exposure through pitching, Q&A sessions, and networking events. Beyond presenting and showcasing innovative concepts, the competition serves as a wellspring of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement for the next generation of purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

Student Eligibility

The Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) welcomes Middle School and High School students with a passion for delving into the realm of business and entrepreneurship. TEA's program is tailored to accommodate aspiring young minds that are eager to explore the entrepreneurial world. Eligibility extends to students who desire mentorship, wish to uncover the intricacies of entrepreneurship, and are keen to immerse themselves in a comprehensive business-oriented curriculum. TEA's engaging approach includes topic-driven sessions, encompassing lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, designed to equip students with a profound understanding of entrepreneurship and foster their entrepreneurial spirit.

Curriculum Calendar

(Final 2024 Schedule Under Development)

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Hosted At
The University of San Diego
Knauss School of Business

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