San Mateo, CA – August 7, 2014 – Draper University is proud to announce the Downtown Project Entrepreneurial Prize for the top two graduates of the Draper University’s Fall entrepreneurial program. Tony Hsieh has generously donated an all expense paid trip for two Draper University students to fly to Las Vegas on a premier JetSuite aircraft to experience the Downtown Project. “We're excited to partner with Draper University for the first Downtown Project Entrepreneurial Prize and to welcome their graduates to a whole new side of Downtown Las Vegas!” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Las Vegas Downtown Project.
Students will stay in the one of the fully furnished apartments hosted by the Downtown Project and will spend their time immersed in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Downtown Project. They will also be able to tour Zappos and other local companies as well as check out the downtown Vegas scene and meet other startup founders in the community.
“We are thrilled to participate in such an exciting award for an inspiring program!” – Alex Wilcox, JetSuite Founder and CEO.
As a top startup program teaching entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Draper University seeks to give unique opportunities to Draper University graduates in order to meet other like minded individuals who are trying to launch a business and learn from successful startup founders like Tony Hsieh.
About Downtown Project: The goal and purpose of Downtown Project is to help make Downtown Las Vegas a place of inspiration, entrepreneurial energy, creativity, innovation, upward mobility, and discovery, through the three Cs of collisions, co-learning, and connectedness. We are doing this by investing in tech startups, small business, real estate and development, arts, culture, and education.
About JetSuite: JetSuite’s vision to provide the freedom and exhilaration of private air travel to more people than ever is realized through efficient operations, acute attention to detail, acclaimed customer service, and industry-leading safety practices. And JetSuite continues to be the only jet charter company to guarantee its instant, online quotes for its fleet of WiFi-equipped JetSuite Edition CJ3 and Phenom 100 aircraft. Refreshingly transparent!