Startup Entrepreneurship - EXPLO
Explo - Learning Through Exploration

When it Comes to Your Future, We Mean Business

Since 1976, EXPLO has
reached 75,000 students from
50 states and 93 countries
around the world.

We Don’t Put Classroom Walls Around Learning

Every day at EXPLO is intentionally designed so that learning doesn’t end when classes do. Each activity, every encounter is an open-ended opportunity for discovery and growth.

Teaching +

Our year-round staff works for 10 months every off-season to develop curriculum and programming that will knock your socks off. (Unless you’re in the science lab, where closed-toe shoes are required.)


From the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning until your head hits the pillow at lights out, every day at EXPLO is jam-packed with courses, entertainment, trips, and fun!

Kindness Matters Here

EXPLO is what we like to call a community of active kindness. That means practicing empathy and understanding, and taking a stand against intolerance and cruelty towards others.

  • Course Highlight: Professional Prototyping

    How many preliminary models are you willing to design before that 'eureka!' moment happens? Find out what it takes to design prototypes to enhance any pitch to the pros.

  • Trip Highlight: Google Cambridge - Innovators Panel

    Think big with the big leagues! Google Cambridge tour will give you insight on the everyday discoveries made in one of the most innovate hubs for for startups and bright minds.

  • Course Highlight: Failure as A Growth Point

    Did you think it was possible for Google to have just *one* bad idea? What about ESPN? Level-Up? Babson Alums? Turns out — we all make mistakes. Hear first hand from entrepreneurs in each of these industries; how they failed, and how they moved forward from those failures.

  • Course Highlight: Networking

    Get your business cards and elevator pitches are about to embark on two weeks of networking with local entrepreneurs in the Boston area.

  • Trip Highlight: Babson College School of Business

    Visit the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States. Ranked #1 in entrepreneurship education, see the dorms, libraries, and studios of higher education.

  • Main Event: Carnival Night

    Tonight, the carnival comes to you! Enjoy competitive games, cotton candy, face painting, and the coveted chance to dunk a staff member (or two).

  • Course Highlight: Final Pitches at CIC

    It's Shark Tank time! You've been working for the past two weeks on your final pitch, presented to a panel of entrepreneurs at CIC. With their professional pitching experience, they know how to give feedback that's both honest and constructive – so when you head back home, you know exactly how to keep the ball rolling.

  • Previous Guest Speaker: Isaiah Kacyvenski, Wearable Technology

    Connect with tech innovators from all over the country during a guest speaker series. Previously, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Harvard graduate, former NFL football player, and wearable tech innovator at MC10 spoke to Startup Entrepreneur students about the ever-changing landscape of technology..

  • Main Event: Cruise Night

    Venture to Boston Harbor to watch the sunset fall over New England’s most historic skyline. Spend your evening dancing with friends, admiring the sights, and taking a few selfies, as you sail out into the Atlantic Ocean.

EXPLO Reinvented the Learning Experience.
We Continue to Do So — Every Day

From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.

EXPLO is short for Exploration. Each
summer, 90% of students choose
to attend our Exploration Programs.
How to Choose Your Program

We met so many administrators and startup innovators. We got to ask them questions about how to start a business, why they chose their business models, and what their creative process looks like. It’s definitely been a great experience.

Say Hello!

For many families, attending an Info Meeting in your local area or on one of our campuses is a great way to get a feel for what a summer at EXPLO has to offer. Meet our Executive Director, Head of Programs, or Director of Admission, ask questions, and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO


Program Dates

  • Session Two July 15 – July 28, 2018 Residential