Startup Moxie


Year after year, Marian High School students comprise the majority of participants accepted into the Startup Moxie Program. In fact, 10 of the 37 participants in the 2019 - 2020 Startup Moxie class are Marian students. The program is part of the dual credit program, enabling our students to earn college credit while gaining valuable real-world experience in a collaborative community.

Startup Moxie is a program open to all high school students in St. Joseph County, Indiana, that develops in these young adults a spirit of ingenuity, collaboration, and innovation. The program begins each fall and extends two semesters, and the students earn high school and college credit while participating in this exciting, real-life program. Students must be accepted into the program each spring, and an application process is in place.

Students are provided the opportunity to hear from the leaders in our community about their business ventures, life experiences, and their perspective on the St. Joseph County region.

Mentors in the Startup Moxie Program donate their time to this program because they appreciate the tools being instilled in the students. Most mentors are business owners and entrepreneurs, and all hail from our regional business community.


The application portal opens each spring. Check back in February 2021 to apply for the next class!
Who Should Apply?  We are looking for dynamic, hard-working, energetic, and curious students from all subject areas who like to make stuff or make stuff happen, who are willing to fail fast and fail forward, who would benefit from an applied and challenging experience and would like to make impactful change in our community.


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