The secret sauce to the leading teen entrepreneur program.

We invite only the best and brightest in the world to Leangap, and that applies to staff as well. Meet some of the most respected entrepreneurs, CEOs, TED speakers, Y-Combinator founders, camp counselors, and more. We have a 4:1 student to staff ratio.

We have launched and worked at leading companies in the industry.

Our mentors are real entrepreneurs and technologists, not professors.

We often confuse knowing with doing. Knowing what to do or talking about what you are going to do is not doing it. Planning is important, but action counts more than elegant plans and concepts. That's why our mentors and instructors are people who have walked the path you're about to embark. This is not a classroom. Leangap is your protocol for the real world.

Here are some of the mentors you'll meet at Leangap:


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 considered one of the "Most Innovative Creatives" by FastCompany magazine. Also a TEDx Speaker, he won a Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation.


Oliy started 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 investments needs.


Luis is a Software Engineer specialized in web development. He is the Lead Developer at, a Y Combinator company. He's fluent in React.js, Node.js, Vue.js, and more.


Currently a Software Engineer at Google, Carlos has led engineering teams at Amazon and Oracle for over 8 years. He is an expert in distributed systems and cloud services.


Tommy is a Design Lead at Nurx, a health tech company serving over 250,000 patients across the US. He's worked with Y Combinator startups and other B2C and B2B companies.


Sayuri is a registered dietitian. She has written several e-books that are sold in multiple outlets, including National Geographic Magazine. She also owns a women's clothing e-commerce.


A consultant in paid digital media, Sebastian has worked with luxury car brands and universities such as Arkansas State. He's currently doing a masters in Digital Marketing in Spain.


Mary is a 4th year college student majoring in Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management within an honors entrepreneurship program with several product launches under her belt.


Eliza-Jane has been a mentor at Leangap since 2018, most recently being our Admissions Director. She is a 3rd year college student studying Marketing and Fashion Merchandising.

The mentors were fantastic, they're easily some of the best people I've met in my life. We still keep in touch, even after the end of the camp. I can truly say that every single mentor is a friend for a lifetime.
— Mehar Poreddy, 15
Leangap Class of 2019

Mehar is a junior at Lawrence Academy, in Massachusetts, USA. He's also the co-founder of OnTracK, a company focusing on improving the productivity and study habits of its users.

Our staff has the highest standards and expertise

Mentors and students are supported by a team of passionate and committed staff members with multiple years of experience as camp counselors, who are always there to bring out the absolute best in you. When you're at Leangap, you're in the safe, capable hands of our staff.

More than staff members, your partners

Our staff is here for you. Each one of our staff members has their own expertise and will be available to help you throughout the day.

Want to get some specific details on career coaching, college, or life in general? Even if it's an existential crisis, don't hesitate to count on our staff. We know that success takes time and that mistakes are only part of the process.

Rigorous vetting process

We get the best of our students, and we owe our students the best of us! That's why not only do we have exceptional mentors, but we also gather the best staff.

  • Key staff members are certified in Cardiovascular Life Support (CPR and emergencies) by the American Heart Association.
  • Background and reference checks.
  • Adult-age mentors with relevant experience.

Only 2 spots left as of today.

In light of worldwide events and in the interest of our students' safety, Leangap has made the decision to host our summer program online! Leangap Online will bring our renowned student experience and community directly to the safety and comfort of your home.

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