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 fourth 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 2014 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.
Rebeca Hwang is a Co-founder and CEO of YouNoodle, a startup based in San Francisco focused on building a meaningful platform for entrepreneurs around the world. Rebeca comes from a Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering background and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. Having participated and won entrepreneurship competitions at MIT, Rebeca continued her involvement with similar programs when she moved to Stanford to pursue her PhD in Environment and Resources. Rebeca was lead organizer of the Social E-Challenge Competition at Stanford, cofounded Clean Tech Open (CTO), which is now one of the largest cleantech competitions in the US, and sat on judge panels for numerous competitions including the World Bank Competition.
In addition to YouNoodle, Rebeca lectures “High Tech Entrepreneurship” at Stanford University and has been a speaker for the Ministry of Education in Denmark, University of Zaragoza in Spain, University of Porto in Portugal, University EAFIT in Colombia, EnterPrize Puerto Rico, IEEE Egypt, Tech de Monterey in Mexico, IIT India, and Global Startup Workshop in Buenos Aires, Norway, Spain, South Africa, and Iceland.