Introducing STRIVE Pre-U: Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

🚀 About STRIVE Pre-U

STRIVE Pre-U is a 9-week educational program meticulously designed for graduating 12th-grade high school students with zero prior entrepreneurial experience. Tailored to prepare them for university life, the program focuses on instilling an entrepreneurial mindset – a unique way of thinking and a set of skills essential for identifying opportunities, problem-solving, learning from setbacks, and thriving in diverse settings.

🌟 Success in Numbers

Over the past three cohorts, STRIVE Pre-U has proudly graduated 140 beneficiaries, propelling them to secure spots in the finest universities in Armenia.

🔍 Inspiration from Across the Globe

Inspired by the renowned Ice House Entrepreneurship program by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (USA), STRIVE Pre-U offers a transformative experience through weekly interactive sessions. These sessions delve into fundamental entrepreneurial concepts such as identifying opportunities, taking action on ideas, pursuing knowledge, creating wealth, building one’s brand, making decisive and persistent decisions, and fostering community.

🎓 Beyond the Classroom

STRIVE Pre-U goes beyond the conventional classroom setting, providing a comprehensive learning experience. Participants engage in simulations, hands-on practical work, and enriching guest speaker sessions.

🚀 Entrepreneur’s Hunt

The program reaches its pinnacle with the Entrepreneur’s Hunt – a real-life simulation where STRIVE participants form teams and translate their acquired knowledge into entrepreneurial practice.

Join us on this exciting journey of exploration, discovery, and empowerment with STRIVE Pre-U. Unleash your entrepreneurial potential and pave the way for a successful university experience! 

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Program Testimonials

“Participating in STRIVE has allowed me to develop my practical skills, network with like-minded individuals, and make a positive impact on the world. I was also eager to develop my skills and knowledge in areas such as marketing, sales, and product development. As someone who is constantly seeking to learn and grow, I believe that the program has provided me with hands-on experience and practical skills that I can apply to my future endeavors.”

Meri Grigoryan

High School No. 195, future computer scientist

“Throughout my life, I have always been drawn to innovative ideas and projects. When entering the program, I believed that it will help me take my passion for entrepreneurship to the tangible world, where I will have an excellent opportunity to develop my knowledge and experience in the field. STRIVE is the first introductory program for me about entrepreneurship which has taught me not only the basics of the sphere but also some tips on how to generate start-up ideas, find appropriate teammates and implement projects. It gave me the opportunity to network with like-minded people, generate ideas, as well as take my first steps into the magnificent world of entrepreneurship

Zara Ohanyan

Gazprom Educational Complex, future manager

“For me these days, business intelligence is vital knowledge for anyone no matter the field - no matter whether you are a doctor, scientist, or lawyer.  Being able to successfully turn your initiative into a startup and serve the public good is the key to personal growth, that’s why I was eager to take part in STRIVE, as it gave me practical and useful knowledge about startup culture and entrepreneurship”.

Michael Yeghiazaryan

PhysMath School, future data scientist

“During the Strive Pre-U program I gained a solid foundation in important concepts and skills that will be essential for my future career. I learned how to create effective business plans, how to manage my time and of course, developed my communication and teamwork skills through various group projects. Honestly, I really enjoyed my classes and found them to be highly valuable. They provided me with a great foundation for my future career and gave me a better understanding of how businesses operate.”

Lili Grigoryan

LPFA (French College in Armenia), future entrepreneur

“I learned so many things from this course. When I registered for it, my goal was to change my mindset of having fear of failure to run a business. However, now I can say this course not only taught me dos and don'ts of startups, but also introduced me to a lot of successful startups, and I have managed to connect with them. I am immensely grateful for all the things.”

Kiarash Kazemi

Shahid Fahmideh Educational Complex, future entrepreneur