Organization:Draper University

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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 Executive school for young entrepreneurs. At Draper University, you will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to 80+ venture capital investors as you learn from top-tier venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.


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

  • Vision and future
    • Futurology
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Idea Generation
    • Young Founder Series
  • Legal and Justice
    • Law Primer for Startups
    • Incorporation
    • Term Sheets
    • Company Structure
  • Speed and Strength
    • Lean Startup Methodology
    • Prototyping
    • Founders vs CEOs
    • Scaling Your Business
  • Special Powers
    • Lie Detection
    • Coding
    • Perfecting Your Pitch
    • Negotiations
  • Money and Resources
    • Bitcoin
    • Venture Capital
    • Banking and Finance
    • Fundraising Strategies
  • Creativity
    • Design Thinking
    • Pretotyping
    • Disruptive Innovation
    • Designing Products and Teams
  • Evangelism
    • Media Training
    • Sales and Digital Marketing
    • Branding and Storytelling
    • Power Up Your Network
  • Survival
    • Warrior Mindset
    • Lessons in Failure
    • Resource Valuation
    • Competitive Combat
    • Critical Success Factors

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. For more information refer to the syllabus here

Distinct Difference From Other Offerings

Draper University is an intense educational experience where student get the whole package.  Draper University is rigorous course designed to put students to work 7 days per week. Students are surrounded by entrepreneurial experts, have the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists, take trips to startups and other flourishing companies, and more. 

Applying to Draper University

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


The address of Draper University is: 

Draper University of Heroes

44 E 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94401


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

Wiki Contributor: Nathan Clayton