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 1000+ alumni who have launched their own startups, raised $240+M in in venture funding, and have sold their companies for multiple millions and have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30.

 
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SessionsDates Duration Application Deadline
Hero Training Spring 2020 Mar. 15 - Apr. 18, 2020 5 Weeks Feb. 28 Learn More
Hero Training Summer 2020 June 14 - July 18, 2020 5 Weeks May 29 Learn More
 

What is Hero Training?

LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS!

 

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 A Typical Day at our Silicon Valley campus

 

Morning

 Afternoon

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9:00 AM

Coffee

Cafeteria

 
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2:00 PM

SPEAKER SESSION

Ex: Michelle Phan, Ipsy

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10:00 AM

Speaker Session

Ex: Joe Lonsdale, Palantir

 
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3:00 PM

WORKSHOP

Ex: Alex Poterek, Adobe XD

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11:00 AM

Speaker Session

Ex: John Zimmer, Lyft

 
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5:00 PM

DINNER

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12:00 PM

LUNCH

 
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6:00 PM

TEAM ACTIVITY

Ex: Summer 2014 Recap

Draper U Sample Topics

 

VISION & FUTURE

  • Futurology

  • Idea Generation

  • Predictive Analysis

  • Young Founder Series

MONEY & RESOURCES

  • Bitcoin

  • Venture Capital

  • Banking & Finance

  • Fundraising Strategies

SPEED & STRENGTH

  • Prototyping

  • Founders vs. CEOs

  • Scaling Your Business

  • Lean Startup Methodology

 

LEGAL & JUSTICE

  • Term Sheets

  • Incorporation

  • Company Structure

  • Law Primer for Startups

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SPECIAL POWERS

  • Coding

  • Negotiations

  • Lie Detection

  • Perfecting Your Pitching

CREATIVITY

  • Pretotyping

  • Design Thinking

  • Disruptive Innovation

  • Designing Products & Teams

EVANGELISM

  • Media Training

  • Branding & Storytelling

  • Power Up Your Network

  • Sales & Digital Marketing

SURVIVAL

  • Warrior Mindset

  • Lessons in Failure

  • Resource Valuation

  • Critical Success Factors

 The Application Process

 
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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!

2. INTERVIEW

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!

 

Tuition

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.

Scholarships

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.

 
FAQ

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 programs. 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.

 

Have questions?

 Other Questions?

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