Best and Brightest

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a public residential high school located in Durham that enrolls ambitious and technically minded juniors and seniors from across North Carolina. The school is consistently ranked in the top tier of American high schools.

The Program

In early 2019, we started working with the school to launch the Entrepreneurship Fellowship program.

The program was designed to place a cohort of rising NCSSM seniors (Fellows) into local startups for a five-week summer internship. The purpose is to foster the next generation of North Carolina’s startup founders and teams with this generation’s best and brightest high school students. Fellows develop the practical knowledge needed to start and scale tech startups while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset through interning at local startups and getting involved with the local entrepreneurial community.

We placed our inaugural cohort of eight students into local startups for the summer of 2019. We look forward to seeing the program grow in future years.