Spring 2019 Pitch Day + Summer Hero Training!

April 2019 Draper Newsletter

Welcome to Startup Universe!

As we wrap up our first Industry Specific Hero Training program focused on Blockchain, Space & Robotics, AI and Immortality we look back on the wonderful memories created and the big success of a 9.7 NPS. As with building anything, it takes an army to make your vision come to life and incredible people to be ALL IN. We thank our amazing programs team who worked endless hours, as well as our entrepreneurs who never gave up. Now go forward, and remember to DRIVE. BUILD. and PURSUE progress and change, and to of course have fun!

Watch the Spring 2019 Hero Training Demo Day now!

General Summer Hero Training: June 16th — July 20th, 2019

  • We are looking for incredible entrepreneurs to attend our summer program! Did you know that the best entrepreneurs to come through our program have come from referrals? Know a superhero entrepreneur who would be a great fit? Email us or have them apply directly.

Alumni Pop Up, Singapore 2019

Our alumni are 70% international! Join our global community of entrepreneurs!

Alumni Spotlight:

Ryan Moon, Hero Training Fall 2014

Ryan Moon

Ryan accepted a new role as Head of WeWork Labs Korea. Ryan founded fintech startup ‘Newsystock’ in 2012, which was acquired by Dayli Financial Group in 2015.

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Guillaume Rolland, Hero Training Fall 2015

Guillaume Rolland

Founder and CEO of Sensorwake, the first olfactory alarm-clock, accelerated by Google and selected in the TOP 15 Google Science Fair program. After selling tens of thousands of Sensorwake units and capsules in EU, they raised 1.6M€ last year.

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Patrick Dai, Hero Training Winter 2016

Patrick Dai

Sponsor of Spring Hero Training 2019 and Founder of QTUM, Patrick Dai made it to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia! No surprise there. Congratulations, Patrick!

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Alumni Asks:

Mo Ali, Hero Training Summer 2013 is interested in connecting with startup companies who want to have fresh and healthy products in their kitchens. Learn more about his company Ruru Kitchen and connect with him on Facebook if you are interested!

Sabrina Kahn, Hero Training Summer 2015 is working with Jumpstart Foundry, an early-stage healthcare innovation fund with one simple mission: Make Something Better. Each year, they invest $150k in 15–20 healthcare start-ups from around the world that are building innovative solutions to improve health & healthcare. Applications open now!

Ecosystem Updates:

Draper U Ventures

  • Draper University’s new fund is dedicated to investing in alumni companies. Are you raising money? Send your investor deck to DUV and we will review your startup.

Hero City Co-Working Space

  • Free Co-working at Hero City on Thursday’s! Register to reserve your spot.

  • 50% off 3 month flex membership for Draper U alumni. Email us for more information.

Draper TV

Hero Hangout VR Arcade

  • Experience the latest in Virtual and Augmented Reality technology at The Hero Hangout. Interested in hosting an event? Email us! OR get a discountby booking online.

Draper U Goes Global

  • We’re expanding internationally!! We already have alumni in 73 countries and are now working directly with governments, accelerators and local businesses to foster and grow economies through entrepreneurship, venture capital and job creation. Connect with us to learn more and explore collaborations.

Download 4 Free Chapters of Tim’s Book!

Draper University Podcast


Gust Launch

15% off for startup founders

Redeem Google Cloud Credits for Startups

Know someone in need of help this summer? We will be placing ~120 entrepreneurs into 10 week apprenticeships beginning at the end of July. Email us if you or the company you work for can utilize this talent.

Partner Updates:

TechStars Paris

Interested in applying to TechStars Paris? Email us and we will connect you to the team to be considered for the next cohort.

VivaTech Paris

Paris — May 16th — 18th

  • The world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. Reserve your tickets now!

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