Draper University's Executive Program is an intensive one-week course for startup and corporate executives as well as innovators who seek to immerse themselves in the Silicon Valley mindset, culture, and ecosystem. 

The Program

Founded by the legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper (venture successes include Hotmail, Skype, Tesla Motors, and Baidu) and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our Executive Program provides you with access to an amazing network and resources. You'll learn from the best and brightest minds in Silicon Valley. You'll receive mentorship from experienced professionals. You'll face challenging experiential workshops to build your skill set. And you will be pushed to think outside the box and be innovative.


Learn about the business environment and entrepreneurship practices in the US from top professionals and educators in Silicon Valley. Then implement these ideas in your own companies and teams as you:

>Expand your network in Silicon Valley and around the world

>Create new partnerships with startups and corporations

>Pursue deal flow opportunities for your company

>Seek investment opportunities from mentors and angel investors


Our innovative curriculum is composed of a wide variety of immersive experiences that will give you hands on exposure to all that Silicon Valley has to offer surrounded by like-minded professionals looking to accelerate their careers.

  • Speakers: Learn from all-stars from companies such as Uber, American Express, Stanford, and Google.
  • Mentors: Receive guidance and introductions from personalized mentors who are experts in their fields.
  • Workshops: Take what you learn and apply it in interactive, hands on workshops such as Prototyping, Lean Startup Methodology, Design Thinking, and Executive Coaching
  • Company Visits: Engage with startups and network on the campuses of companies such as Google, Facebook, Tesla, 500 Startups, Uber, etc.

Sample topics:

  • History and Future of Silicon Valley
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Do's and Don'ts of Doing Business in Silicon Valley
  • What Makes a Great Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
  • How to Drive Growth in Large Corporations through External Innovation
  • Global Innovation Strategy
  • Industry topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, EdTech

Previous speakers:

  • Daniel Kraft, Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator.
  • Naveen Jain, business executive, entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of InfoSpace
  • Alberto Savoia, ‎Founder of Pretotype Labs, former Innovation Agitator at Google
  • Faraz Hoodbhoy, ‎Director, Ecosystem & Outreach at AT&T


Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018


Senior manager and director-level corporate and startup executives from around the world, corporate intrapreneurs, entrepreneursCosts


  • Breakfast and lunch are catered every day from local restaurants and served in the campus cafeteria.
  • Dinner is at various resturants near by.


  • Video recordings and presentations of the Executive Program guest speakers (if they allow it)
  • Lifetime membership to DraperTV - an online learning platform where you can access Draper University's best video content
  • Access to Draper University's alumni network
  • Over $25k in business credits and discounts (including Google Cloud credits, AWS credits, etc.)

Tuition: $10k USD per participant.


  • Private room at the Draper University Campus


  • Group transport to scheduled activities and events during the program


Please register here. Once we confirm your eligibility, you will receive a payment link.