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Apollo Rising Entrepreneurs


Twenty students in Class 17 (rising college first-years) participated in a 5-week entrepreneurship project hosted by Apollo Global Management. The project prompt asked the students (broken into 5 teams and paired with four volunteer Apollo coaches) to develop a pivot idea for an existing Apollo portfolio business in response to COVID-19. With support from their team volunteers, the students devised light business plans, which focused on developing a new idea to bring business value and social impact on their assigned company. Five judges, all A-Level Apollo executives, judged the presentations and selected the winning team.


They were immensely impressed with the students, including Apollo CEO, Scott Kleinman who said, “Guys, that was really amazing. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the level of knowledge the students had. Thank you for including me in it. Look forward to next year.”


If you are interested in learning more about the course or career programs, reach out to Nick Cherico, Director of Career Programs.