solve the world's challenges with a nimble mindset

adaptability, empathy, creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, inclusivity




Students at whiteboard
Students in teams
Students on tour at Google


Our week-long leadership and entrepreneurship programs are 30 hands-on hours (equivalent to a semester). In the startup workshop, students go from innovation inception to plan, culminating in a pitch competition. It builds the mindset for successful entrepreneurship: creativity, empathy, and problem-solving, also offering experiential skills in teamwork, self-assessment and communication in unexpected and fun ways. Enrollment limited.

The half-day program encompasses self-assessment and idea creation and then extends to the process of prototyping, testing ideas with target customers and iterating based on feedback. Participants receive a crash course in design thinking and beyond, immediately implementing the approaches in an engaging and exciting way.  In prior sessions, we have spearheaded student Design Challenges with Instagram and Logitech.

College and  high school students make Silicon Valley connections at leading innovative companies, meeting with CEOs, industrial designers, mechanical engineers, software engineers and business people to develop a network, explore career opportunities and become familiar with leading technology.