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Are you looking for a way to get into the startup world? You are no longer alone in this journey.
Launch your startup alongside experienced entrepreneurs and ambitious teenagers like yourself from all over the world. Connect safely from home with your future cofounders and join our workshops, remote challenges, online activities, and more.
Want to experience the startup life first-hand? You don't have to do it alone.
Join experienced entrepreneurs and ambitious teenagers from all over the world in the Silicon Valley tech scene. You'll get to explore everything the area has to offer, and have the chance to make valuable connections.
Leangap® turns ambitious teenagers like you into startup founders.
Our programs help you launch an impactful startup with the guidance of mentors who have launched startups themselves. With Leangap you'll acquire real customers and engage with genuine investors, away from a classroom setting, empowering you to be a true leader. Come meet your future co-founders and launch your first of many companies!
Giving canned lectures to accommodate a large number of students is the go-to option for many programs. We are the only program that takes a 1-on-1 approach for each student to see them succeed in the real world, not on power-point slides.
Recently, in the middle of a pandemic, Leangap Entrepreneurs achieved:
Currently a Bioengineering student at Northeastern University, Taiki's interests lie in entrepreneurship and the startup community. He interned at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, one of the top accelerators on the East Coast.
The Leangap Experience is one of the most impactful things you can do as a teenager — starting and launching your own company. This does not go unnoticed by College Admission Officers, Recruiters, Scholarships Officials, Companies, etc.
Since Leangap started 8 years ago, hundreds of alumni have grown into successful startup founders, venture capitalists, prominent community leaders, outstanding business men and women, brilliant students at Ivy League colleges, remarkable interns at top tech companies, and more.
Amal has two years of experience in venture capital, from due diligence, market research, and fund management, to fundraising directly from limited partners. In 2017, she was the sole Rising Tide team member based in Seoul, South Korea where she raised a feed-fund from high-impact South Korean investors to co-invest with Rising Tide in Silicon Valley companies.
We invite only the brightest to Leangap, and that applies to mentors as well. Meet successful CEOs, TED speakers, startup founders, software engineers, marketers, and more. No school teachers or college interns here.
Co-founder at Discovr Labs, Forbes 30 under 30, Thiel Fellow. She has an EdTech background having previously founded an educational nonprofit. Former research associate at CalTech.
While in college, Kaeya got a deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with a prototype for her first product, BZbox. She is now the founder of a venture-backed startup disrupting e-commerce.
Sadok is a TEDx speaker and one of FastCompany Magazine's "Most Innovative Creatives". He also received the Best Mobile Innovation award at the Mobile World Congress.
Oliy started top.gg at 15, which he has grown to over 6 million monthly users. He continues to develop the platform today and advises multiple companies for tech and investment needs.
Find out more about the rest of our team and mentors in this page.
Lindsey was announced as a finalist in Conrad Challenge, one of the most prominent entrepreneurship competitions. Currently a Junior at Saigon South International School, she's leading Elevate the Future Chapter Vietnam, a non-profit organization providing business and computer science education to young learners.
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“One time, one of the mentors stayed up the entire night to help me code and build our prototype. Talk about commitment.”
“I made lots of new friends. I know these friends will stay for life and the lessons will help me in the future to create my own business.”
“I was pushed above and beyond my limit and gave more than I thought I had in my arsenal for the sake of the company and my team.”
“I came home with the start of a movement, incredible friends, and the knowledge/backing of an invaluable network of entrepreneurs.”
“I've developed an invaluable network with entrepreneurs and executives that will set any kind of person up for success!”
“The mentors are easily some of the best people I've met in my life. We still keep in touch, and they still look out for us.”
“I learned things that I only could by actually building a business, stuff I wouldn't learn by attending 'entrepreneurship' classes”.
“Leangap changes your life, not just your summer. What I created and experienced at Leangap played a big part to being admitted to Harvard.”
“I can't believe how we created a real tangible product that impacted very real people in the world in just a couple of weeks.”