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Spend the beginning of the program studying, visiting, and drawing inspiration from the most innovative and entrepreneurial city in the world: Silicon Valley. Learn about and tour the various startup-turned-corporations located in the region, such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and Tesla,
After familiarizing yourself with the startup world, get the opportunity to work in a team to create a business proposal for your very own startup company. Whether it is in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math industries (STEAM), your startup idea will be set on the fast track to be incubated and perfected through hours of intensive research and trial & error. Your startup idea can be targeted directly to consumers with a new product, or a service to other businesses – the choice is yours!
At the end of the summer camp, you’ll be given the incredible opportunity to pitch your business idea to a real Venture Capital or Investment Firm based in San Francisco, and receive feedback on your proposal. Afterwards, head back home to Korea with the knowledge, experience, and expertise of what a real-life entrepreneur (like Steve Jobs!) must go through to become a true innovator and pioneer in modern society.
Trip Length: 3 weeks
Grade: University Students
Dates: July 15 - August 2, 2019
Meeting Location: San Francisco International Airport or San Jose International Airport, CA
Schedule (Year 2019):
July 15-19: Orientation & Compiling Information & Researching Ideas
July 22-24: Building your Business Proposal
July 25-26: Polishing and Finalizing your Proposal
July 27-28: Prepare Final Presentations
July 29-30: Meet and Present your Proposal to Venture Capital Firms & Investment Firms in San Jose
July 31-Aug 1: Conference & Evaluation
Aug 2: Party & Departure
What You Will Learn and Do:
Tour the headquarters of Google, Apple, and Facebook, and interview engineers who spearhead the main products of these companies.
Research about the startup industry and draw inspiration from the city of Silicon Valley.
Brainstorm with 2-3 other students at the camp to come up with your own business idea.
Research about your industry’s size, consumer-base, needs, and start building a proposal supported by facts and data.
Receive guidance from venture capitalists on how to pitch your idea to potential investors
Participate in creative coding sessions
Individual Activities during Free-time: (after 3PM weekdays & some weekends)
Afternoon Activities: Sports, Chess, Library, Museums, Shopping, etc.
Weekend Trips to San Jose, San Francisco or Bay area
Hiking and other outdoor activities in the nearby national parks and mountains