Your 3-week crash course in Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.



How will you spend your summer? Join international entrepreneurs, just like you, for a 3-week crash course in Silicon Valley entrepreneurship. Learn how to create a business – from developing your initial idea, to networking basics, to honing the perfect pitch.
Bring what you learn in the Valley back to your local ecosystems and create exciting new ventures that inspire action that affect change. Be part of the next cohort and join a new group of global entrepreneurship ambassadors.

The Experience


Intense, life-changing, inspiring, FUN – all words that have been used to describe the YouNoodle Camp experience. Although there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ week, our program is founded on three key pillars: Mentorship, Startup Visits, and Interactive Workshops.
But it doesn’t end there! We also make sure you ‘get out of the building’ and experience all that San Francisco and the Bay Area has to offer. Startup mixers, networking events, and local excursions are all part of the YouNoodle Camp experience.

Past Events

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.

What Participants Say


“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

2014 At A Glance

YouNoodle Camp 2014 from YouNoodle on Vimeo.

The Team

Tom Kosnik

Fenwick and West Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

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

Co-Founder and CEO,

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.




Program: TBD


$6,000 USD

Includes program events and activities for three weeks
(Not included: international transportation, meals, discretionary spending money, and accommodations)



Contact Info

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