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Draper University

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



A Top Entrepreneurship Program

Experience a crash course in entrepreneurship at Draper University’s startup bootcamp. You’ll be challenged to try new things, build a network of mentors and peers, pitch your startup idea to venture capitalists, prepare your startups for incubators and accelerators, and pursue entrepreneurship with passion and determination outside of a traditional university business program.

Our core curriculum is unique for its all-star faculty and emphasis on experiential learning. You will learn topics traditionally covered in an accelerated MBA in entrepreneurship, such as Vision, Lean Startup, Fundraising and Venture Capital, Creativity, Design Thinking, Negotiations, Networking, Branding, Sales, Media Training and CEO/Founder Series Talks, in addition you will launch or grow a business in the worlds hottest startup ecosystem.

Learn to start a startup from the All-Stars

At Draper University, you’ll learn from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startup experts in Silicon Valley, including speakers such as: Bill Draper, Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh, Tina Seelig, Steve Jurvetson, and Ron Johnson. We teach how to launch startups and succeed in startup jobs, leveraging venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who have done it themselves.

The Silicon Valley Experience

Besides participating in Silicon Valley’s top-rated program in entrepreneurship, you will pitch your startup to a panel of well-known venture capitalists and angel investors. Come experience Silicon Valley, we’ll teach you how to build a startup from business plan to execution, in real-world, accelerated terms.

Residential Program

Draper University offers its innovative, immersive program via a 7-week Residential Program in Entrepreneurship. The program offers exciting talks by All-Star speakers, creative hands on activities to help you learn how to start a startup, and opportunities to build your entrepreneurial network and get mentoring from experienced venture capitalists (VCs). The Residential Program requires residency at Draper University and is ideally suited for entrepreneurs ages 18-28.

Additionally, Draper University has many connections to business incubators and startup accelerators (including our own), and many alumni have gone on to participate in the incubator ecosystem, directly start their own companies or work at the hottest companies in Silicon Valley. We are an alternative to an MBA in entrepreneurship – both residential in Silicon Valley and online; begin your journey today!

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