The Silicon Valley Experience

Draper University is the leading program in Silicon Valley for building founders, ideally suited for entrepreneurs ages 18-28. Our innovative, immersive 7-week Residential Program in Entrepreneurship offers: essential startup skills, exposure to industry experts, a network of like-minded entrepreneurs, & mentorship from experienced venture capitalists (VCs).

We are an alternative to an MBA in entrepreneurship – both residential in Silicon Valley and online; begin your journey today!

"Draper University changed my life"
- Disha 

Here is what you need to know:



We accept entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-28

Our entrepreneurs come from 50+ countries and as far as Taiwan, China, India, Mexico, Chile, Estonia, Nepal, South Africa and Iraq




We select purely on the basis of passion, creativity and desire to change the world, so you can apply before you have a team or a fully fleshed out idea

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You’ll live on campus with us and be supported by a team of programs managers, entrepreneurs in residence, and mentors

Launch Virtual Tour


pitch DAY

This is where we show off our talented students. We connect our student entrepreneurs with investors in Silicon Valley and the rest of the world