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 Draper University of Heroes is located in Silicon Valley.  It was created by venture capitalist, Tim Draper.  It is both a residential and online school for young entrepreneurs.  They believe the world needs more heroes, so the university was created.  


When attending the University, the curriculum is comprised of several categories:

  • Vision and future
    • Futurology
    • Predictive analytics
    • Idea generation
    • Founder series
  • Legal and justice
    • Law primer
    • Negotiations and M&A
    • Filing an LLC
    • Company Structure
  • Speed and strength
    • Lean startups
    • MVP
    • Pivoting
    • Growing a business
  • Special powers
    • Lie detection
    • Code academy
    • Pitch workshop
    • Lessons from CEO’s
  • Money and resources
    • Banking and finances
    • Venture capital
    • Sustainability
    • Manufacturing
  • Creativity
    • Design thinking
    • Painting
    • Filing an LLC
    • Company structure
    • M&A
  • Evangelism
    • Branding
    • Sales and marketing
    • Media training
    • Networking
    • New media and tech
  • Survival weekend
    • First aid and suturing
    • Cooking
    • Survival skills

As a residential student, students will be able to live and work in the center of Silicon Valley.  The program is rigorous and is meant to promote creativity, innovation, leadership, and teamwork.  There are speakers, workshops, field trips, mentoring, and time to work on startups.  As an online student, you will be able to hear the speakers, complete individual assignments, and complete teamwork projects. 

Distinct Difference From Other Offerings

Draper University is an intense educational experience where student get the whole package.  Students are surrounded by entrepreneurial experts, have the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists, take trips to startups and other flourishing companies, and more. 

Steps Required To Bring Resource to Campus

For the application process, you must apply online.  Draper University is currently taking applications for both their residential and online programs.  


The address of Draper University is: 

Draper University of Heroes

44 E 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94401

They can be contacted by filling out their contact form on the website.