We inspire people and accelerate ideas by igniting the entrepreneurial spirit globally.


for Executives

Learn about the business environment and entrepreneurship practices in the U.S. from top executives and thought leaders in Silicon Valley. Leave Draper University's executive program with a concrete innovation plan and a network of potential partners, investors, and customers.

for entrepreneurs

Live with like-minded entrepreneurs in one of the first established entrepreneurship boarding schools. Join our Hero Training Program and go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to venture capital investors and join 700+ alumni who have raised $250M+ in total. 

Upcoming Sessions

SessionsDates Duration Application Deadline
Hero Training Summer 2019 June 17 - July 20 5 Weeks May 31 Learn More
Hero Training Fall 2019 October 13 - November 16 5 Weeks September 27 Learn More

Our Values


Our entrepreneurs come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and represent various countries including Chile, Estonia, Nepal, South Africa, South Korea,  and Iraq.




We select on the basis of entrepreneurial spirit, passion, creativity, desire to change the world, and grit. We're investing in YOU so feel free to apply before you have a team or startup idea. 



You'l live with your classmates in the heart of Silicon Valley and discuss tech trends and startup ideas past midnight. Once you join the Draper family, you're part of a close-knit community for life.




We'll give you access to 80+ investors during Demo Day, where you'll gain access to top-tier investors and join other alumni who have received funding from the likes of Marc Andreessen and Marc Benioff.


Learn from Silicon Valley Icons

You’ll gain access to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startup experts in Silicon Valley. Some of our past speakers include Elon Musk (Tesla), Dave McClure (500 Startups), and Aaron Levie (Box), among others.


Bill Draper
Venture Capitalist

Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Elon Musk
Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla 

Aaron Levie
Founder & CEO, Box

Heidi Roizen
Operating Partner, DFJ

Tony Hsieh
Founder & CEO, Zappos

Amanda Bradford
Founder, The League

Michelle Phan
Founder, Ipsy & YouTube star


John Zimmer

Co-Founder & President at Lyft



Draper University works with companies, accelerators, investors, governments, non-profits and other organizations to raise and support more heroes globally. If you are looking for powerful partnership, please contact us.