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Draper University

Located in Silicon Valley, Draper University of Heroes is the brainchild of free-spirited venture capitalist Tim Draper, aka “The Riskmaster”. We are an unconventional world-class residential and online school for the brightest young entrepreneurs from around the world. We built this school because the world needs more heroes.



A Crash Course in Entrepreneurship

At Draper University you’ll experience a wide variety of activities and surprises. You’ll be challenged to try new things, negotiate with people and pursue entrepreneurship with passion and determination.

Our core curriculum includes some of the following topics: Media Training, Negotiations, Predictive Analytics, Various Topics in Finance, Lean Startups, Creativity Crash Course, Special CEO & Founder Series Talks, Design Thinking, Innovation, Branding, Networking, Sales Training, Manufacturing, Fundraising and Venture Capital.

Learn from the All-Stars

At Draper University, you’ll learn from some of the best and brightest innovators in Silicon Valley, including speakers such as: Bill Draper, Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh, Tina Seelig, Steve Jurvetson, and Ron Johnson.

Pitch to Venture Capitalists

In addition to the feedback you will receive from your classmates and mentors, at the end of the program you will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of well-known Venture Capitalists.

Two Immersive Programs: Residential & Online

Draper University offers its innovative, immersive program in two formats depending on your needs: a Residential Program and Online Program. Both offer the same exciting talks by All-Star lecturers, creative activities to challenge you, and opportunities to build your network and get mentoring from experienced VCs. For those who can attend the program in person at Draper University, the Immersive Residential Program program requires residency at Draper University and is ideally suited for heroes ages 18-28. For those who need more flexibility, the Immersive Online Program allows you to complete your hero training on your own schedule, and is ideally suited for heroes of any age.

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Draper University of Heroes
44 E 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

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