Ever wanted to change the world?
Make an impact by launching your own startup at Draper University.
semester in silicon valley
16 weeks | Aug 21- Dec 15
Take five university accredited classes and earn up to 15 credits toward your college degree in Silicon Valley. Surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs and go from startup ideation to execution in preparation for Demo Day.
draper Hero Training program
5-7 weeks | Jun 19-Jul 28
Go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to 80+ venture capital investors. Leave with a strong Silicon Valley network and join 280+ alumni who have launched their own startups and raised $51.4M+ in total.
A Program Designed by Venture Capitalists
Draper University is the leading program in Silicon Valley for developing startup founders with a proven track record of launching 580+ startups who have raised $51.4M+ in total. Develop an entrepreneurial mindset, gain technical skills, and connect with top-tier mentors, investors, and like-minded entrepreneurs. Get college credit outside of the traditional lecture-style classroom with a curriculum designed in collaboration with legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper.
Entrepreneurship Program Details
We look for entrepreneurial hustlers between the ages of 18-32. Our entrepreneurs come from diverse backgrounds and represent various countries including China, India, Mexico, Chile, Estonia, Nepal, South Africa, South Korea, and Iraq.
We select on the basis of entrepreneurial spirit, passion, creativity, desire to change the world, and grit. We develop and connect founders, so feel free to apply before you have a team or startup idea.
You’ll live in the heart of Silicon Valley on our residential campus in San Mateo, just a 30-minute drive from Palo Alto and San Francisco. Live side-by-side with a team of experienced program coordinators and mentors
Pitch your company to 80+ investors and join alumni who have raised up to $200K through our Demo Day. Gain access to top-tier investors and join other alumni who have received funding from the likes of Marc Andreessen and Marc Benioff.