Do you know why you were put on Earth?

We'll help you understand and exercise the unique qualities that will make you stand out as an entrepreneur or innovator.


Programs

for Executives

One week | Aug 14- Aug 18

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. Learn More.

for entrepreneurs

5-7 weeks | Sept 11 – Oct 28

Live with 40+ 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 80+ venture capital investors and join 280+ alumni who have raised $51.4M+ in total. Learn More.


Our Values

diversity

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

 

 

attitude

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. 

 

relationships

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.

 

 

opportunitY

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

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Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Elon Musk
Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla 

Aaron Levie
Founder & CEO, Box

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Heidi Roizen
Operating Partner, DFJ

Tony Hsieh
Founder & CEO, Zappos

Dave McClure
Founding Partner, 500Startups

Michelle Phan
Founder, Ipsy & YouTube star