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The Nebula Challenge is an international entrepreneurship contest focused on unleashing the creative and business minds of students from 8th to 12th grade. The finalists present at the Nebula Summit, where they will be judged and mentored by esteemed business personalities!

Nebula Youth Camps

The Nebula Challenge is hosted by Nebula Youth Camps, a subsidiary of the Shooting Stars Foundation. We strive to spread the enthusiasm about entrepreneurship to as many students as possible through the various programs we host throughout the year in different parts of the nation. Currently, 10+ camps in 6 cities and 250+ participants have been conducted! Nebula Youth Camps teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through rigorous workshops hosted by company executives from Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, what makes the Nebula model standout is the partnerships we have with various corporations, enabling students to job shadow at companies like Google, Tesla, Netflix, Intel, and more, to understand the real-life developments of ideas in the business community. The Nebula Challenge gives an opportunity for all students across the nation to present their innovations that make the world a better place. For more information about Nebula Youth Camps visit:

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Shooting Stars Foundation

The Shooting Stars Foundation is a global nonprofit that strives to break the cycle of poverty by empowering students in developing countries by funding their college education. The Shooting Stars Foundation is a student run organization that organizes several educational programs across the nation, to use education as a force to fund more education. To get involved with the foundation or donate please visit:


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Our Team

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Vaarun Ramanathan


  • National President, Shooting Stars Foundation

  • Founder & CEO, Nebula Youth Camps

  • Founded


Asif Islam


  • Florida Entrepreneurship Director, Shooting Stars Foundation

  • Member of a world-class FIRST Robotics Team

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Mentors Robotics Programs 


Ansh Gupta


  • California President, Shooting Stars Foundation

  • Teaches Computer Science to Middle School Students

  • Organized Entrepreneurship Camp 

Our Advisory Board


Latha Narayanan


  • Founder/CEO of Shooting Stars Foundation 

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Kevin Lee


  • Data Analytics Boot Camp Instructor at University of California, Berkeley


Annamalai Muthu


  • Corporate Controller at Allied Properties REIT


Amit Saxena


  • VP of Product Management at Oracle

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