BETA Camp Summer 2024

Launch a Real Business in 4 Weeks

Virtual entrepreneurship program where teens build a real business - from ideation to revenue.

  • Get a 10-year head start on your career

  • Stand out on college applications

  • Build a world-class network

4.8 rating | Over 600 alumni

400+ Students

Rishi Kothari

Went on to raise over $1.6M for Otto after BETA Camp

Jane Wu

Landed an internship at TikTok design agency

Cianna Williams, New York City

"BETA Camp has been the best summer program I have participated in thus far. Connecting with others who are all as interested as I am in this field was one of the best feelings, especially when able to challenge my limits alongside them."

Noah Juravsky, Toronto

"To anyone skeptical about creating your own startup, you really have no idea how much you will be able to learn and grow. With a helpful team, you can make a surprising impact in any industry. BETA Camp serves as a really good opportunity to get your foot in the door, even before leaving high school."

Tehseen Daha, Toronto

"I not only got to actually build a startup, but I got to meet people working in my dream job and learn from their experiences, learn business concepts not taught in school, and develop a network of like minded individuals who I will keep friends with for life."

Megan So, Los Angeles CA

"I think BETA Camp is definitely one of a kind. The connections I've made with my team and close we've gotten is absolutely crazy. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I wouldn't have traded it for the world!"

Noora Aka, New York City

"BETA Camp has truly changed my life. It's ignited a passion for entrepreneurship in me that I never thought was there before and I'm so grateful for the invaluable experience I've gained because of it. I've met so many new friends and gained so many new skills!"

Aayan Siddiqui, Toronto, Canada

"One of the most valuable things I've taken away is the importance teamwork. At BETA Camp we're constantly put into situations where we have to work with new people. We need to push each other if we want to maximize our potential."

Madi Huang, Boca Raton, Florida

"I've done multiple entrepreneurship programs for high school students. Even though they were in person and had smaller class sizes - BETA Camp is was a lot more engaging and interactive. I've never connected with peers like I have at BETA Camp.

Jack Perrow, Oakville Canada

"When I joined BETA Camp I was very shy, but BETA Camp has helped me branch out and become better at public speaking. I got out of my introverted shell and learned ways to turn being a high school entrepreneur into an advantage."

Zemra Lena, Anchorage Alaska

"BETA Camp makes learning virtually so interactive! I'd recommend it to every high school student even if they aren't interested in Business, Entrepreneurship, or Tech because what you are learning can be applied to all career fields."

Michelle Hong, Ottawa Canada

"Other tech and business programs for high school students I have participated in have been theoretical. I never was able to put any of the plans into action. I appreciate that BETA Camp is aimed to help ALL teams develop and launch a real business!"

Zoya Khan, Milton Canada

"BETA Camp really opened up my mind to new opportunities I would never be exposed to during school, or any other leadership programs for high school students. It gave me confidence in myself that I can achieve anything I set my mind to."

Borna Shani, Vancouver Canada

"BETA Camp was much more extensive than any other summer program for high school students as it did not only scratch the surface of business topics, many of our sessions delved very deep into them, which were great learning opportunities for me."

Shakeel Majeed, London England

"BETA Camp is what Y-Combinator is to Adults; a startup accelerator that changes your life prospects right from day 1. BETA Camp is unique in the way it teaches theory you can immediately apply to your startup."

Sarah Chan, Niagara Canada

"I didn't think that I would have much to take away from BETA’s exposure to incredible speakers in lead positions of the world’s greatest companies. But I was proven wrong. It opened up a world of possibilities for me, painting a clearer picture of future roles I can now work towards."

Experience the real-world of business by creating one

BETA Camp helps you ideate, launch, validate and get your first customers.
Here's what you can expect in the 4-week summer program:

WEEK 1

Foundations & Ideation

  • Understand entrepreneurship fundamentals, tech trends, and how to work in a high-functioning team.
  • Learn methods to identify real problems to solve
  • Create and test a valid business idea using ideation and market research.
WEEK 2

Research & Build

  • Conduct market research and user interviews
  • Learn how to analyze data and validate or pivot
  • Master the tactical skills of entrepreneurship — copywriting, handling rejection, and leveraging tech.
  • Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) using workflows and no-code or low-code tools
WEEK 3

Marketing & Sales

  • Learn to strategize and sell with best practices for outreach, marketing funnels, viral content creation, and negotiation.
  • Learn financial modeling and projections by building one for your own business.
  • Get initial traction for your startup: see those first sales come in!
WEEK 4

Pitching & Demo Day

  • Learn how to craft a persuasive pitch for your startup and present it to real investors!
  • BETA Camp culminates in Demo Day where you share your business and get feedback from real-world VCs, investors, and entrepreneurs

Career Exploration

Throughout the program, students also explore different career opportunities within startups. They identify the skills needed and the pathways to take to get there. They meet with industry professionals and founders to learn more and get answers direct from the source.

“My daughter attended BETA Camp after SHAD. She absolutely loved it.

All students started extremely professional businesses with complex marketing.

It is a ton of work but so much fun, so much learned ... I was really impressed and I think it was absolutely excellent for her and for her entire cohort.”

Catherine, BETA Camp Parent

We're investing $10K in this year's top ventures

We're raising the stakes at Demo Day this year. Teams in each cohort will have the opportunity to pitch for $10,000 in equity free investment and a full year of BETA Camp's year round fellowship program. Second and third place teams will also win a full year (8 months) and half year (four months) to BETA Camp's year round fellowship program to continue working on their business.

Learn from the Best

Your network is your net worth. BETA Camp’s guest instructors, mentors, and judges are industry leaders from some of the biggest and best companies in the world. Past instructors have come from...

Build a startup with personalized mentorship

In addition to learning from industry pros, students receive 1:1 team guidance from a dedicated Startup Advisor. Meet some of our current and past advisors below!

Matt Salsamendi

Co-Founder, Mixer (sold to Microsoft)

Matt founded MCProHosting in 2011 at age 13, which he sold to Microsoft at 18. The company later grew to become Mixer — the world's largest game server provider, hosting over 600,000 game servers with $5M/yr in revenue.

Chris Brooks

Co-Founder | Angel Investor | Product Expert

With almost a decade in the startup ecosystem, Chris brings his engineering and product expertise together with his background of venture capital and community building. He has launched B2B enterprise SaaS products, auditing services, and consumer packaged goods.

Akshay Maharaj

Co-Founder, Aview International

Akshay founded his company, Aview International, in high school and continues to grow it in to an international multimedia business that provides translation services for some the world's largest content creators like Logan Paul, Mark Rober and Yes Theory.

Jesse Pound

Co-Founder, Ember Bazaar | CEO, Vunatec

Passionate about sustainability, Jesse has applied her mechanical engineering background to climate tech solutions. She's worked in nanomaterials for hydrogen fuel storage; co-founded a startup increasing wildfire resiliency; and is the CEO of Vunatec, an agritech company that uses Machine Learning to reduce agricultural waste.

Matt Salsamendi

Co-Founder, Mixer (sold to Microsoft)

Matt founded MCProHosting in 2011 at age 13, which he sold to Microsoft at 18. The company later grew to become Mixer — the world's largest game server provider, hosting over 600,000 game servers with $5M/yr in revenue.

Chris Brooks

Co-Founder | Angel Investor | Product Expert

With almost a decade in the startup ecosystem, Chris brings his engineering and product expertise together with his background of venture capital and community building. He has launched B2B enterprise SaaS products, auditing services, and consumer packaged goods.

Akshay Maharaj

Co-Founder, Aview International

Akshay founded his company, Aview International, in high school and continues to grow it in to an international multimedia business that provides translation services for some the world's largest content creators like Logan Paul, Mark Rober and Yes Theory.

Jesse Pound

Co-Founder, Ember Bazaar | CEO, Vunatec

Passionate about sustainability, Jesse has applied her mechanical engineering background to climate tech solutions. She's worked in nanomaterials for hydrogen fuel storage; co-founded a startup increasing wildfire resiliency; and is the CEO of Vunatec, an agritech company that uses Machine Learning to reduce agricultural waste.

Hands-On Learning. Real-World Outcomes.

In just 4 weeks, teens are transformed into business pros.

Landed a deal with a $200 M company

Isha transformed from a business novice into an entrepreneur who confidently landed a contract with a market-leading $200M company.

Went on to raise $1.6 M for his startup after BETA Camp

Rishi joined BETA Camp in the summer of 2020. After learning the startup process, he went on to launch another company, Otto Pet, which raised $1.6 M in Venture Capital funding.

Secured Dollar Store & Kumon as clients

Keva designed a groundbreaking web app that caught the attention of retail giant, the Dollar Store, and education powerhouse, Kumon, both of which became her clients.

Landed a deal with a $200 M company

Isha transformed from a business novice into an entrepreneur who confidently landed a contract with a market-leading $200M company.

Went on to raise $1.6 M for his startup after BETA Camp

Rishi joined BETA Camp in the summer of 2020. After learning the startup process, he went on to launch another company, Otto Pet, which raised $1.6 M in Venture Capital funding.

Secured Dollar Store & Kumon as clients

Keva designed a groundbreaking web app that caught the attention of retail giant, the Dollar Store, and education powerhouse, Kumon, both of which became her clients.

Stand out on college applications

While millions of students participate in clubs and sports, how many can claim they've built a revenue-generating startup? Top schools our alumni have been admitted to:

Madi: now studying Bioengineering & AI at Stanford University

""I GOT INTO STANFORD! Thank you so much for all of your help! BETA Camp has been so instrumental in my personal growth and opening up the opportunities to make this possible. I am grateful beyond imagine and am so excited for this next stage of my journey."

Kyne: now studying Business at Wharton

Kyne joined BETA Camp in his senior year of high school where he was exposed to entrepreneurship for the first time. He is now a sophomore at the Wharton School interested in early-to-growth stage life science ventures that advance the frontiers of healthcare in the United States.

"BETA Camp helped me develop the mindset that set me up for success in the real world."

Shreeya: now studying Computer Science at Columbia University

"BETA Camp emphasized problem-oriented outlooks and made sure that we had the skill set to succeed in the future. The best part was working on our idea and seeing the traction for our business. It was a unique way to learn about entrepreneurship."

Madi: now studying Bioengineering & AI at Stanford University

""I GOT INTO STANFORD! Thank you so much for all of your help! BETA Camp has been so instrumental in my personal growth and opening up the opportunities to make this possible. I am grateful beyond imagine and am so excited for this next stage of my journey."

Kyne: now studying Business at Wharton

Kyne joined BETA Camp in his senior year of high school where he was exposed to entrepreneurship for the first time. He is now a sophomore at the Wharton School interested in early-to-growth stage life science ventures that advance the frontiers of healthcare in the United States.

"BETA Camp helped me develop the mindset that set me up for success in the real world."

Shreeya: now studying Computer Science at Columbia University

"BETA Camp emphasized problem-oriented outlooks and made sure that we had the skill set to succeed in the future. The best part was working on our idea and seeing the traction for our business. It was a unique way to learn about entrepreneurship."

How it Works

BETA Camp's proprietary curriculum is inspired by top MBA schools and Silicon Valley.

At BETA Camp we use learn-by-doing methodology that ignites innovation, builds core competencies, and fosters lasting connections.

BETA Camp is a fully virtual program, that is taught through live interactive workshops. During summer, workshops are held Monday -Friday, 12 - 3 pm ET (Eastern Time US & Canada).

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  • Interactive Workshops
    No boring lessons that bleed brain cells dry. Instead, learn real-world skills live interactive workshops where you apply what you learn immediately.

  • 1:1 Mentorship
    Learn from real industry experts with actual startup experience.

  • Global Community
    Work alongside like-minded peers that inspire and challenge you to be your best.

  • Tangible Results
    You don’t compete. You collaborate, brainstorm, work in small teams, and learn how to win together  

The Details

When?

Four-week cohorts, Summer 2024.
Choose from:
June 17 - July 16
July 8 - Aug 2
July 22 - Aug 16

In each session, interactive workshops are held Mon - Fri, 12 pm - 3 pm ET (Eastern Time US).

Where?

100% online with interactive workshops.

BETA Camp is taught through live interactive online workshops where you learn directly from industry professionals and guest instructors.

Who?

We look for ambitious high school students ready to get an edge for their future. Eligibility:

- 9th-12th grade or just graduated (gap year students also eligible.)
- Located in the US, UK or Canada.

What students say

“BETA Camp will introduce you to endless future career possibilities, how to get there, and then equip you with the skills that will help you excel in these areas.”

Aly Dhanani
Alumnus, Summer 2020 Cohort

“Hearing from and developing connections with BETA Camp's speakers opened up a world of possibilities for me, painting a clearer picture of future roles I can now work towards and look forward to, as well as empowering me to strive to achieve more.”

Sarah Chan
Alumnus, Spring 2021 Cohort

"My perspective completely shifted when I joined BETA Camp; I didn't know there was over 100 likeminded students willing to challenge themselves in the startup world."

Aiden Matt
Alumnus, Summer 2022 Cohort

"To anyone skeptical about creating your own startup, you really have no idea how much you will be able to learn and grow. With a helpful team, you can make a surprising impact in any industry. BETA Camp serves as a really good opportunity to get your foot in the door, even before leaving high school."

Noah Juravsky
BETA Camp Alum

"BETA Camp is the perfect introduction for high school students who want a taster into the entrepreneurship world. It puts you ten steps ahead of other kids your age since its doesn't focus on theory but rather practice and you'll actually be doing something."

Megan Sciberras
BETA Camp Alum

Tuition & Financial Aid

The BETA Camp advantage:

  • Launch a startup in 4 weeks and get your first paying customer

  • Build your resume with real-world experience and results

  • Stand out on college applications with a unique experience

  • Build a strong network of peers and mentors working at top tech companies

Regular Tuition
$3950
Four installments of
$987 USD
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1 week money-back guarantee
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Financial Aid: Our goal is to support ambitious students regardless of their financial situation. Students may apply for financial aid after completing their application. Please see our FAQs for more.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

We know making an investment in BETA Camp can feel a little scary, but we’re absolutely confident about it’s value. That’s why we offer a 1 week money-back guarantee:

Try BETA Camp for a week, and if you find it’s not for you, just email us for a full refund, no questions asked.

  • Complete all required startup work by each weekly deadline

  • Attend more than 90% of startup mentorship sessions and 80% of all live workshops

  • Participate in Demo Day to pitch in front of judges with 100% of the deck sessions completed

How to Join

1

Apply

Complete an application for one of BETA Camp's Summer 2024 sessions!

2

Interview

Complete an interview with our team. This is an informal chat to learn more about you, and answer any questions about the program.

3

Launch

Submit your deposit, and start leveling up your skill set with BETA Camp Summer 2024 and your 5 bonus masterclasses!

Build your resume with valuable skills for the real-world
Shine on college applications
Explore 21st Century careers and get clarity on your future
Create lasting friendships with ambitous highschool students from around the world
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Start an Application Today!

Secure your spot in BETA Camp Summer 2024
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FAQs

If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us at hello@beta.camp

How much does BETA Camp cost?

Summer 2024: $3950 USD. This can be done through 4 installments of $987.50 USD or you may pay in full (with 10% off!)

Is it online?

Yes.

BETA Camp is fully virtual and conducted through live interactive workshops with our mentors and instructors.

From the start, we intentionally designed BETA Camp to be fully virtual for 3 reasons:

1. You can work with instructors from the world’s top companies to get exposure and discover careers outside of of your local community. For example, the Head of Innovation at IKEA based at IKEA headquarters in Sweden has taught our Design Thinking workshop. We’ve had exceptional instructors like senior engineers at Waymo, Google’s self driving car unit, to CEOs of billion dollar companies come in to run workshops. You can’t find that at your locally based extracurricular program.

2. Students meet and work with likeminded peers from around North America and the world. Being able to work across cultures with people from different backgrounds is a skill all employers look for. Our students love that they can be in Toronto and work with team members in California, Ecuador or England!

3. Tech-enabled learning is better than offline learning. With the internet, the world is at your fingertips. We use remote work tools instead of what's available for their online school. For example, we use https://miro.com/app/ for collaborating. It's so much better than pen and paper or a whiteboard. Students can use templates, color code, set timers to vote for the best ideas, paste in information from elsewhere on the internet. When used properly, an online environment is more engaging and effective for learning.

You can read about students' experience with online learning program on our Success Stories page.

What are the important dates and deadlines?

We are now enrolling for Summer 2024. Students may join:

Session 1: June 17 - July 16
Session 2: July 8 - Aug 2
Session 3: July 22 - Aug 16

Each 4-week session follows the same format and curriculum. In each session, live interactive workshops are held M-F, 12 - 3 pm ET (Eastern Time US).

How do I join BETA Camp?

Please complete an application for an upcoming cohort at https://app.beta.camp/join

The application includes a few questions to get to know you better. After your application, we invite all students to a short informal interview to learn more about your interests and goals, and answer any questions about the program!

Who is BETA Camp for?

BETA Camp is for ambitious middle and high school students, ages 13 - 18 years old, located in the US, Canada or the UK. We look for curious, motivated and ambitious students. They are forever learning and keen on taking action. We do not require any previous knowledge in business, technology, or entrepreneurship - only an open mind and demonstrated motivation.

Do I need a startup, a startup idea, or a team before applying?

Not at all! Students are not expected to have a startup idea or a team upon joining. BETA Camp guides you through the process of ideation and using design thinking principles to narrow down the opportunity area and problem you want to tackle. Teams will be formed during the program. Students choose their teams and / or based are matched with a team based on personality, skillset, and interest by BETA Camp staff.

What happens when BETA Camp ends?

BETA Camp Fellowship: AlphaX


After BETA Camp, students may be invited to continue their startup and entrepreneurship journey with BETA Camp's Fellowship program, AlphaX. An invite-only opportunity for students who have shown dedication and effort during BETA Camp, AlphaX allows students to take their startup ideas to an Olympic level. Students will be asked to set bold goals, and given the personal guidance, structure and mentorship to achieve them.

Alumni Network & Beyond

All students are invited to our alumni community where students have the opportunity to remain connected with our vast network. Staff host bi-monthly events including networking opportunities. Some teams choose to continue with their startups (BETA Camp takes no equity or ownership with their startups). Others move to build new startups or non-profits with either the same team, their friends, or solo.We also see many students land internships through the network they built at BETA Camp with our mentors and instructors.

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now

Want to learn more about BETA Camp?

Join an upcoming virtual event with BETA Camp Program Director and Alumni.

The next Virtual Event to learn about BETA Camp is on Jun 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET
Register Here
OR, watch a pre-recorded session now