Startup Bootcamp


10-day startup experience for high school students

Students join a team and build a startup with the help of industry advisors.  Full-tuition scholarships are available and space is limited to only 50 participants.

A unique experience to showcase in your college applications.


50 Students From Around US

Our competitive application process brings together the best young entrepreneurs for an unforgettable experience. Work alongside outstanding peers who will join your network for life.

Full Scholarships Available

We offer 100% full ride need-based scholarships.  Most families qualify for some scholarship.  Tuition is $1500 and the optional Room & Board is $900.

Practice skills you cant learn in school

Creating a company means you’ll practice skills young people are never exposed to.  Real leadership, teamwork, communication, persuasion, strategy, and more.


Ideal for Budding Entrepreneurs

The perfect place to try out that idea you've had in your head.  You give a short pitch on day 1 and rally a few team members to join you.  Or listen to others pitches and join one of those teams.

Guidance from Industry Experts

Building a company is hard! Each team gets a dedicate industry expert to guide and help troubleshoot along the way.  See where our industry experts come from below.

Master the QØ Startup Method

You learn about and then implement customer discovery, ideation, prototyping, growth, and pitching.  You’ll master each steps so that you can apply to future ideas you might have

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QØ partners with leading companies to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to our young entrepreneurs


We'll let this video from 2017 QØ young entrepreneurs do the talking!

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What Students Will Do


Form a team, come up with an idea, go through the 5-step startup process

On the first day you and the whole cohort will come up with a bunch of ideas you are excited about.  The best ideas will have teams form around them.  You and your team will take your idea and go through the 5-step startup process.


Power your potential and apply today


Startup Bootcamp Details


Program Dates & Schedule

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Startup Bootcamp Los Angeles

In-person Weekends: August 3-5 & Aug 10-12

Remote Days: August 6-9

10-Day Schedule

Opening Weekend
(Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)

Week of Work
(Monday-Thursday online from 10am-4pm with advisor meetings on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm)

Closing Weekend
(Friday 4pm - Sunday 2pm)



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WeWork Gas Tower

WeWork is the community of creators. It provides the space, community and services our members need to create their life's work. WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork has a current valuation of roughly $20 billion and manages 10 million square feet of office space.

WeWork Gas Tower is located in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Downtown LA. 

555 W 5th Street, 35th FL
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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General Assembly Los Angeles

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

General Assembly Los Angeles (DTLA) is located in the heart of the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown LA.

360 E 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hotel & Check-in Location


Omni Hotel Los Angeles at California Plaza

251 South Olive St
Los Angeles, California 90012
Tel: (415) 617-6565

Contact Information


Event Logistics (Airport Shuttle, Hotels, Meals, Etc.)

Ren Liu, Event Coordinator

General Inquiries