Next Session Begins March 15 - April 18, 2020

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


97% of the Spring 2019 class would

recommend attending Draper University

*The industry average for education is 54%.



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

Join 1000+ alumni who have launched their own startups, raised $240+M in venture funding and who work with leading technology companies to foster innovation. Live and learn in Silicon Valley during the 5 week fully immersive program and go from human to hero.

What is Hero Training?



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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

Elon Musk
Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla 

Heidi Roizen
Operating Partner, DFJ

Amanda Bradford
Founder, The League

Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Aaron Levie
Founder & CEO, Box

Tony Hsieh
Founder & CEO, Zappos

Michelle Phan
Founder, Ipsy & YouTube star


Jeff Hoffman
CEO, Priceline

John Zimmer
Co-Founder & President, Lyft

Justin Kan
Co-Founder, Twitch

Tim Westergren
Co-Founder, Pandora


Upcoming Sessions


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

Our Values



Our entrepreneurs come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and represent various countries including Chile, Estonia, Nepal, South Africa, South Korea, Malawi, Senegal 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'll live with your classmates in the heart of Silicon Valley and discuss tech trends and startup ideas. Once you join the Draper family, you're part of a close-knit community for life.


You'll gain access to top-tier investors on Demo Day and join other alumni who have received funding from the likes of Marc Andreessen and Marc Benioff.



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.