Your 3-week crash course in Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.
Throughout the month you’ll be paired with an expert advisor to help guide you through the process of starting a business. You’ll have access to them through regular 1:1 meetings and mentor dinner events.
Step inside some of Silicon Valley’s best known startups, see how they work, and learn from their culture. See where the magic happens and meet the people who are driving the tech-culture in the Bay Area.
Dive in, get your hands dirty, and start learning, growing, and building. Topics include: business model design, customer development, how to pitch, defining metrics, marketing, intellectual property, and more!
This will be the fifth installment of YouNoodle Camp, each one bringing a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs to experience all the Silicon Valley has to offer. Here are a few highlights from our previous programs to give you a sense of what to expect at the 2015 YouNoodle Camp.
“The power of being part of this experience has opened so many doors but above all it has opened our mind.”
– Melissa Cantú, Karma Shop, Mexico, 2013 cohort
“We are now much more confident on what we are doing, and have a much broader perspective on possible market, partners. Our connections increased enormously…overall a very good experience!”
– Mauricio Contreras, Mobile Monitoring Station, Chile, 2013 Cohort
“Interestingly, not only was Silicon Valley present at the YouNoodle Camp, but we also formed new friendships with Latin American entrepreneurs, who share the ambition to succeed and grow day to day.”
– Gastón Farías Bouvier, Patagonic Labs, Argentina , 2013 Cohort
Tom Kosnik is a Fenwick and West Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), at Stanford School of Engineering. He is an International Advisor for National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre, and a co-founder of Gear Up Ventures, a global partnership that helps entrepreneurs in organizations large and small to create new markets and disrupt existing markets.
Teaching: His current courses include Global Entrepreneurial Marketing, Technology Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program. He taught Marketing at Harvard Business School from 1985-89, and launched HBS’s Entrepreneurial Marketing course in 1995-97.
Torsten Kolind is Co-Founder and CEO of YouNoodle, a global platform that helping organizations, investors, and governments engage with startups and entrepreneurs around the world through startup competitions. Just some of YouNoodle’s clients include the governments of Chile, Peru, Malaysia and South Korea and companies like Amazon, Cisco, and Intel.
Previously, Torsten was CEO of Venture Cup, the largest entrepreneurship competition in Denmark, and has judged entrepreneurship competitions at Stanford, MIT, Imperial College London, and more. Torsten is passionate about the global startup revolution, and has built web products since he started his first company at age 16.