Why Draper University?

Draper University was founded by venture capitalist Tim Draper. At Draper University, you will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to 80+ venture capital investors as you learn from top-tier venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Past speakers have included Elon Musk (Tesla), Aaron Levie (Box), and Tony Hsieh (Zappos). Live and learn in Silicon Valley while building a strong network of life-long mentors and friends. Come join 580+ alumni who have launched their own startups, raised $51.4M+ in total, and have sold their companies for multiple millions and have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30. 

SessionApplication Reviewing PeriodFinal Notification DateSession Dates
Summer 2017November 1 – May 22May 24June 19 – July 28 (5.5 weeks)
Fall 2017June 1 - August 11August 25Sept 11 – Oct 28 (7 weeks)

A Typical Day at our Silicon Valley campus. 

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The Application Process

Our process is completed in 3 simple steps

1. apply

Our application is simple. Tell us your business idea (if you have one), and why you were put on this earth. Include what makes you unique!

2. INTERVIEW

After receiving your application, we will schedule a 15-minute Skype interview with a member of our admissions team to learn more about your background.

3. Get notified

After the interview, you will receive an admissions decision within 3-4 weeks. Financial Aid is awarded on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP!


Tuition

Aside from our all-star line of speakers, our tuition covers on-campus accommodation in downtown San Mateo, lunch every day, transportation for activities, expenses for outdoor activities, and admission to special events. Our tuition is currently $12,000.

Scholarships

Limited financial aid and scholarships are offered based on demonstrated need, academic merit and entrepreneurial experience. You will receive a scholarship application upon acceptance if you qualify.


Visa and Travel Plans

If you are applying from abroad, please take into consideration the time required to apply for a visa if you are accepted to Draper University's Summer or Fall residential programs (i.e. Hero Training, Semester in Silicon Valley). We STRONGLY advise you submit your application at least 4 months prior to the program start date in order to allow ample time for processing for a business visitor visa from your home country. Contact admissions@draperuniversity.com for any Visa related questions. 

Other Questions?

Please contact Min Kim our Marketing Associate at min@draperuniversity.com to set up a call. Further details here.