Silicon Valley Mind™

A 3-month program designed to provide high school students the unparalleled opportunity to live and work in the startup capital of the world.

  • Earn High School Credits

  • Earn Distinguished University Certificate(s)

  • 1 : 1 Mentorship + Externship Opportunities

  • Launch a Company

  • Full taste of the authentic Silicon Valley experience

Silicon Valley semester

2-week startup launchpad for gifted and talented high school students who are hyper focused on launching a company and pitching to real investors in Silicon Valley.

  • Earn Distinguished University Certificate(s)

  • Receive 1 : 1 Silicon Valley Mentorship

  • Launch a Company

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GAP SEMESTER

Silicon Valley Semester

A 3-month program designed to provide high school students the unparalleled opportunity to live and work in the

startup capital of the world.

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SUMMER CAMP

Entrepreneurship

Launchpad

A 2-week startup launchpad for gifted and talented high school students who are hyper focused on launching a company and pitching to real investors

in Silicon Valley.

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COMPETITION

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venture challenge

A pitching competition for high school entrepreneurs that offers the opportunity to win seed investment funding and exclusive services to launch and

grow a company.

SILICON VALLEY MIND™
Program Description

Join a highly gifted group of aspiring young entrepreneurs from around the globe for either 3 months or hyper-intense 2 weeks.

You'll work in teams and adopt Silicon Valley's innovative state of mind

to build real products and solve business challenges.

 

This isn't a mere business plan competition - our students start real companies and pitch to actual Silicon Valley investors. Our students take full advantage of

Silicon Valley resources to take their business from idea to execution,

from market research to growth, and from lab to global impact.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAUNCHPAD
gatsvi & stanford university

The School On The Way, in partnership with GATSVI

and with the generous support from Stanford University faculty and staff,

proudly presents the Entrepreneurship Launchpad - a summer bootcamp that provides 1:1 mentorship and empowers gifted and talented high students to launch actual startup companies, become GATSVI Fellows, and prepare to pitch to real investors. We work intensively with our students to get their companies into the best possible shape and refine their pitch for the GATSVI Venture Challenge.

The School On The Way doesn't end with the Venture Challenge.

We and our alumni network continue to help students

for the life of their company, and beyond.

GIFTED AND TALENTED SILICON VALLEY INNOVATORS
GATSVI VENTURE CHALLENGE

Once a year GATSVI invests a small amount of money ($50K) in high school startups. Each summer culminates in a Venture Challenge when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience

and group of investors.

SESSION 1

June 23 - July 6

@ Irvine, California

SESSION 2

July 7 -  July 19

@ Irvine, California

SESSION 3

July 28 - August 9

@ Silicon Valley, California

Entrepreneurial learning:
prep for the future

Our Silicon Valley Mind™ is a framework designed to teach and measure 21st century skills:

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Creativity and imagination

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Communication and persuasion

 

Entrepreneurship is education for the future ​

  • Inventing a job

  • Creating opportunities 

  • Embracing life-long learning

  • Receiving help (from mentors) and paying it forward

 
 
 

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young.

Global Friendships 
Diverse Talents

The next cure for cancer might be discovered because high school students from Asia, South America, Africa, Middle East, and Europe met you in Silicon Valley and became life-long friends. Impact-driven entrepreneurship and innovation is all about making the world a better and more sustainable place. This is only possible when multiple angles and perspectives meet and become focused on one common goal.

ZERO TO LAUNCH &
 stanford university

The School On The Way with the generous support from Stanford University faculty and staff, proudly presents Zero to Launch, a summer entrepreneurship challenge that provides 1:1 mentorship and empowers gifted and talented high students to launch actual startup companies, and prepare to pitch to real investors.

Students spend their mornings at Stanford University taking workshops and classes in Design Thinking, Silicon Valley Innovation, Entrepreneurial Mindset, to name a few. Upon successful completion, they get a certificate from Stanford University professors.

ZERO TO LAUNCH &
GATSVI CHALLENGE (GC)

The 2-week Zero to Launch boot camp intensively focuses on preparing our students to get their companies into the best possible shape and refine their pitch for the GATSVI Challenge, a venture challenge where the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience and group of investors. Once a year GATSVI invests $50K in high school startups.

Zero to Launch program doesn't end with the GATSVI Challenge. Mentors and our alumni network continue to help students for the life of their company, to college, and beyond.

What can
a high school student achieve in 100 days
in silicon valley?
Global Friendships 
Diverse Talents

The next cure for cancer might be discovered because high school students from Asia, South America, Africa, Middle East, and Europe met you in Silicon Valley and became life-long friends. Impact-driven entrepreneurship and innovation is all about making the world a better and more sustainable place. This is only possible when multiple angles and perspectives meet and become focused on one common goal.

Our Silicon Valley Mind™ is a framework designed to teach and measure 21st century skills:

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Creativity and imagination

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Communication and persuasion

 

Entrepreneurship is education for the future ​

  • Inventing a job

  • Creating opportunities 

  • Embracing life-long learning

  • Receiving help (from mentors) and paying it forward

Entrepreneurship:
prep for the future
SILICON VALLEY AP SEMESTER
Program Description

       AP stands for Advancement Period. This is a residential 100-day exchange program designed for smart high school students who wish to spend a semester of their high school careers launching a real business without skipping a beat in their normal school work.

       Silicon Valley AP Semester is optimized for talented student-entrepreneurs who wish to continue doing their best in school while launching (or building) a startup business. The program includes:

Silicon Valley Mind, our flagship framework and approach, prepares students to not only start real companies and pitch to actual Silicon Valley investors, but also transforms their mindset to pursue big dreams in conditions of great uncertainty. Throughout the journey, our students are assigned 1:1 to Visioneers, who will help connect personal talents and accomplishments with college and life success.

       access to fully accredited high school courses

 

workshops at Stanford University

insider access to Silicon Valley companies

1:1 mentorship with Silicon Valley experts + entrepreneurs 

the opportunity to work in teams to startup a real company

pitch before actual investors.

ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING
why silicon valley mind?

Silicon Valley Mind™ is a framework designed to teach and measure 21st century skills:

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Creativity and imagination

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Communication and persuasion

 

Entrepreneurship is education for the future ​

  • Inventing a job

  • Creating opportunities 

  • Embracing life-long learning

  • Receiving help (from mentors) and paying it forward

Silicon Valley Mind successfully prepares students for the GATSVI Challenge.

access to fully accredited high school courses

workshops at Stanford University

insider access to Silicon Valley companies

1:1 mentorship with Silicon Valley experts + entrepreneurs 

the opportunity to work in teams to startup a real company

pitch before actual investors.

 Finest Pre-Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program 

Launch your startup venture in Silicon Valley this summer or semester.