“Launch has supported my belief that those first few years in a child’s life are critical for future success.”

Andre Feigler – 4.0 alum and member of Cohort 7 – has, in just over two years, gone from pitching her idea to making it a company that’s garnered national media coverage.

“There are numerous STEM programs available, but I don’t believe any are teaching young Blacks how to navigate technical industries that have deemed them worthless.”

In part one of this series, L. Kasimu Harris follows two school founders during the oft under reported early stages of their school design – from idea to prototype.

“All of my life people have called me bossy,” she said, “And all of my life people have liked that about me.”

The driving force for Pitch Night is feedback not funding, as the Launch Program focuses on the entrepreneur and their users rather than entrepreneur and investors.

I wonder how many things are impeded because of our personal suitcases of negative emotions; from politics to education.

When Chris Geffrard entered The Greenhouse on the 11th floor of the Scholastic building in New York, he didn’t know what to expect.