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 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 780+ alumni who have launched their own startups, raised $220+M in in venture funding, and have sold their companies for multiple millions and have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30. 

Session Session Dates Last Application Date
Hero Training Summer 2019 June 17 - July 20 (5 weeks) May 31, 2019
Hero Training Fall 2019 October 13 - November 16 (5 weeks) September 27, 2019

What is Hero Training?

Learn from our students!

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!


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!


Aside from our all-star line of speakers, our tuition covers on-campus accommodation in downtown San Mateo, transportation for activities, expenses for outdoor activities, and admission to special events. Our tuition is currently $12,000. Up to 15 meals per students will be included in the session.


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. Up to 15 meals per student will be included in the session.

Other Questions?

Please contact us info@draperuniversity.com, otherwise further details here.