Draper University and Arizona State University announced today that they are partnering to launch what they expect to be the #1 entrepreneurial program in the country.
The Draper/ASU Entrepreneurial Program will combine Draper’s innovations in education for entrepreneurs with ASU’s entrepreneurial curriculum and access to a large group of talented students. The program will offer the most exciting and practical academic experience in entrepreneurship, culminating in a business plan competition, where Tim Draper will invest at least $1 million.
The residential program will run for nine months starting this fall and will be held at Draper University in San Mateo. The program will combine Draper’s signature “Hero Training” and out-of-the-box teaching methods with ASU’s outstanding content.
The curriculum will include forward thinking simulations, headline speakers, “Survival Training,” team challenges, and hack-a-thons. Key coverage areas will be finance and empowerment, design and coding, robomarketing, and growth hacking. The final module of the program will be entitled, “Go!!!,” and will include personal mentorship and career guidance.
“We are thrilled to be working with ASU,” said Tim Draper, Founder of Draper University. “Our program will be enhanced by ASU’s full curriculum. Because of ASU, more and more students will learn the challenges and excitement of starting a business.”
Amy Hillman, dean of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, called the new partnership “a fantastic combination of academics and practical application of entrepreneurial lessons.”
“Draper U is an innovator in real-world education and we are a highly ranked creative business school grounded in research,” she said. “Our students will have the best of both worlds and they will emerge from the experience stronger and better prepared for the modern economy.”
The Draper/ASU Entrepreneurial Program is currently accepting applications for the pilot program, which starts on September 26th.
Those looking to change the world are encouraged to apply at www.wpcarey.asu.edu/draper (ASU students) or http://www.draperuniversity.com/masters/ (non-ASU students). Applications will be read on a rolling basis; the deadline to apply is August 12.
About Draper University
Draper University has innovated entrepreneurial education. Their 500+ students have started 250 companies raising over $24 million. Students have come from 60 different countries. The Draper University teaching process is unconventional, challenging students emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually through a team-based, inspirational, and activity-based curriculum, with the ultimate goal of launching something innovative and important.
To learn more visit www.draperuniversity.com
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. In the fall of 2015, ASU enrolled around 70,000 full-immersion students on five campuses in Greater Phoenix.