About Draper University

Draper University is an ecosystem for innovators. We are helping people do the great things they are capable of. Expect to be inspired. To do things you didn’t think were possible. To be fearless. To build a network of friends, mentors and colleagues that you will take with you on your path.

The Basics

What is Draper University all about?

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

Draper University offers an Immersive Residential entrepreneurial training program that combines lectures from All-Stars in various fields, experiential and creative activities that challenge your creativity and imagination, networking opportunities with classmates and mentors, and other surprises. The program culminates with a Business Pitch Competition with the opportunity to get your startup funded!

Contact Us


We offer public tours of our campus nearly every Tuesday and Friday at 1pm. The tours last for about half an hour with time for Q&A and are hosted by DU staff, students, and alumni who are excited to share their experiences. If you’d like to join a tour, please indicate your preferred date in the form to the left. We will contact you to confirm the tour.


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