Leangap® One™ provides personalized one-on-one mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and technologists to help teenagers get ahead in life. Our mentors are experienced entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping young people succeed.
We give you the tools and resources you need to get ahead and make the most of your high school years.
With Leangap® One™ you get to choose your mentor. This means you'll be paired with someone who is the best possible fit for you.
Whether you want to start your own business, get into college, or just learn more about what it takes to be successful, we can help.
Our mentors are experienced entrepreneurs who know what it takes to be successful. They'll share their knowledge and advice, and help you figure out what you need to do to achieve your goals.
Sometimes it takes a little extra push to achieve your goals. With Leangap® One™, you'll have the support of a mentor who will help you stay on track.
Gillian began her entrepreneurship journey during her time at NYU, where she studied undergrad while interning and consulting with various startups. Upon graduation, she took a marketing role with a boutique fashion brand before deciding to leave to start her own business. The startup, Cherry, was admitted to Y Combinator and raised around $1M in total funding before eventually closing down at the onset of the pandemic. Gillian went on to become the Chief of Staff at YC S19 company, Dover, before taking her current role as Founder-in-Residence at Pilot.com (a bookkeeping startup valued at over 1B).
Gillian is an expert in storytelling — using the close down of her company to propel her forward into bigger and better roles. Along the way, she's been written about in Forbes, invited to speak at universities like UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, and hired as a guest lecturer at On Deck, Plug and Play, Free Ventures, and more. Her essays on her founder journey have amassed 10s of thousands of views.
If you've ever used the internet, chances are you have seen or used something that Sadok has worked on.
Sadok Cervantes is one of FastCompany's "Most Innovative People". He received the Best Mobile Innovation award during the Mobile World Congress in 2020 for creating one of the world's most innovative social good apps.
He has led Product teams for iconic brands such as Wikipedia, Lufthansa, Allianz, TripAdvisor, and The MIT Media Lab, increasing their success metrics and user satisfaction through user research, user testing, branding, visual design, prototyping, A/B testing, and coding. Sadok also serves as an Instructor, Mentor, and Career Coach at several schools like the Interaction Design Foundation, DesignLab, CareerFoundry, and Springboard, where he has helped hundreds of students to be successful in the tech industry.
He has shared his experience, knowledge, and ideas in speaking events like TEDx and conferences in Australia, USA, Mexico, Austria, and online.
Iniya currently studies at Wirral Grammar School for Girls in the UK. Cofounder of Internect, her interests include cyber security, UX/UI design and entrepreneurship. Iniya was a semifinalist of Technovation 2018 and a finalist in the Unilever Bright Stars program.
“Leangap changes your life, not just your summer. What I created and experienced at Leangap played a big part to being admitted to Harvard.”
“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 can't believe how we created a real tangible product that impacted very real people in the world in just a couple of weeks.”
“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.”
“One time, one of the mentors stayed up the entire night to help me code and build our prototype. Talk about commitment.”
“I've developed an invaluable network with entrepreneurs and executives that will set any kind of person up for success!”
“I learned things that I only could by actually building a business, stuff I wouldn't learn by attending 'entrepreneurship' classes”.
“I came home with the start of a movement, incredible friends, and the knowledge/backing of an invaluable network of entrepreneurs.”
“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.”