Where Ambitious Teens Add “CEO” to Their Resumes

Textbook learning can only take you so far. To race ahead of the curve, teens need skills that go beyond the classroom — confident communication, dynamic leadership, collaborative teamwork, and an understanding of the business world. 

Applications for Summer 2023 programs are currently closed. Sign up below to get updates for Fall Programs!

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

So, let's look at what you'll do during BETA Camp

  • Get hands-on experience in building a startup from the ground up, and turning it into a revenue-generating business

  • Learn how to research, analyze data & collaborate with others

  • Expand their network and acquire marketing and sales know-how

  • Build their confidence, communication, and leadership skills

  • Stand out on college applications, get noticed by recruiters and scholarship officials, enter and win competitive programs

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You may wonder... How does a high schooler do all this?

With an unmatched combo of:

Mentorship by experienced industry leaders, CEOs, and world-class professionals

Connect with like-minded peers and work together to create a revenue-generating startup

Personalized attention and direction from a dedicated Startup Advisor

The Details


4 weeks
July or August
Live workshops M-F, 12 -3 pm EST


Build the skills you need to succeed from the comfort of your home.


Ambitious, motivated students, ages 13-18 from anywhere in the world. No entrepreneurial experience required.

BETA Camp is the best place for ambitious students like you to get hands-on experience and build skills that help you stand out

Whether you know you want to be an entrepreneur already, are curious about it, or simply want a more productive way to spend your summer.

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"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."

Jack Perrow

"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."

Sarah Chan

"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."

Shakeel Majeed

Life Skills that Prepare Today’s Teens for Tomorrow’s World

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Creative Thinking Skills

Explore ideas and brainstorm without boundaries. Build something that’s never been built before. Create something from nothing!

Communication Skills

Perfect your  presentation skills each time you present in front of experts. Demo Day ensures you never struggle with nerves when pitching and public speaking ever again!

A Leadership Mindset

Build leadership skills as you build your business. Crafting your vision, working with a team, and executing like a founder put you in the driver’s seat. 

Community and Networking Skills

Meet new people every day. Work with ambitious, like-minded peers from ALL over the world. Develop connections that last a lifetime.

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Personalized Attention. Proprietary Curriculum. Exceptional Instructors. Un-Boring Learning.

Everything You Need to Get an Edge and Find Your Passion While Having FUN!

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

The learn-by-doing methodology ignites innova-tion, builds core competencies, and fosters lasting connections. A refreshing change from other entrepreneurship programs and classroom education!

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  • You don’t feel lost or overwhelmed. You get personalized 1:1 guidance and expert coaching EVERY week from entrepreneurs who’ve done it ALL 

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

  • You don’t sit through boring lessons that bleed brain cells dry. Instead, you learn real-world skills in a hands-on setting

  • That’s why BETA Camp students get a 10-year headstart on the future — from college applications to career choices!

Our Instructors

BETA Camp’s instructors, mentors, and judges are exceptional industry leaders from some of the biggest and best companies in the world. Past instructors have come from...

Gets the Edge You Need by Learning from the BEST in the Industry

Every cohort, students learn directly from industry professionals and entrepreneurs working at the forefront of innovation. Check out some of past instructors below, and meet more here!

Dan Li

Co-Founder Shypyard | MBA, Harvard Business School

Dan has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and MBA at Harvard Business School. He was a Senior Product Manager at Linkedin and has previously worked at Facebook and Microsoft and Zhenfund, an investment firm.

Cindy Soo

Global Innovation Manager, IKEA

Cindy is a strategy and innovation leader with 20+ years of experience working with boutique brands and Fortune 500 companies. She is currently the Head of Innovation at IKEA, based in Sweden, and guest lectures universities and consults for C-suite executives.

Valeria Kogan

Founder and CEO of Fermata | PhD | Forbes 30 under 30 Europe '22

Valeria has an BSc and MSc in applied maths and PhD in bioinformatics. Starting her career as a researcher in AI for biotech start-ups, she is now a Co-Founder of Smartomica, a company focused on developing an AI-based platform which assists oncologists in diagnosis of severe cancer patients.

Bobby Idogho

Founder and CEO at Radically Digital | Forbes 30 under 30

Bobby is the Co-Founder of Radically Digital, one of the UK's fastest-growing tech consulting firms. He's also served as a Management Consultant at Deloitte and Student Ambassador at Google.

With personalized guidance from Startup Advisors

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

Matt Salsamendi

Co-Founder, Mixer

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.

Morgan Rosenberg

Data Scientist | MD Fellow | COO Global Minds Collective

A data scientist with medical expertise, Morgan Rosenberg wears many hats as a Senior Fellow at University Health Network where he leads Open Lab - a cross-disciplinary think tank and innovation lab. He’s also the Founder and COO of caregiVR and the COO of Global MINDS Collective.

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.

“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, Fall 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

The Beta Camp Advantage

Propelling Ambitious High Schoolers towards Startup Success, Global Internships, and Top Universities.

Beyond BETA Camp

"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."

-Madi Huang

"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 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."

-Zoya Khan

Tuition & Dates

June 28 - July 28
Mon - Fri, 12 -3pm EST

4 - week program

What’s Included:
60+ hours of live interactive workshops

with industry experts and entrepreneurs.

25+ hours of on-demand lecture content

inspired by startup incubators and top MBA programs.

6 hours of 1:1 startup team mentorship

with experienced entrepreneurs and alumni mentors.

Apply Today
And join 350+ students discovering their passion and purpose in this world.
July 31 - August 25
Mon - Fri, 12 - 3 pm EST

4 - week program

What’s Included:
60+ hours of live interactive workshops

with industry experts and entrepreneurs.

25+ hours of on-demand lecture content

inspired by startup incubators and top MBA programs.

6 hours of 1:1 startup team mentorship

with experienced entrepreneurs and alumni mentors.

Apply Today
And join 350+ students discovering their passion and purpose in this world.

By The Numbers

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students across 9+ countries have gone through BETA Camp


of students are female and we're led by two female founders!


of students self-identify as People of Color. 80%+ of our team are POCs


of students are proud of the startups they launched at BETA Camp


of students are more confident in their abilities to lead and work on a team after attending BETA Camp

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Parents LOVE BETA Camp because it is the BEST for Teens Who Are Ready to be problem solvers

Everything You Need to Get an Edge and Find Your Passion While Having FUN!

"My daughter has loved BETA Camp. She's learning real-world problem-solving, communication, and ideation skills that aren't honed in schools. She entered the program intimidated as she was one of the youngest, but is emerging with newfound confidence and important skills for the future. Really impressed by the program.”

-Karla, BETA Camp Parent

“BETA Camp is building future leaders.

As the world evolves, the work environment and job availability are going to change. Some jobs are going to be obsolete. AI is going to change the world in unprecedented ways.

Who is going to succeed then? Leaders and people who are willing to take risks and imagine. BETA Camp is a stepping stone towards this thought process.”

— Maya, BETA Camp Parent

“My daughter went from struggling to find her place in extracurriculars to landing an internship with a global startup based in Amsterdam (we are in Canada) through BETA Camp connections and launching her own graphic design agency with the skills that she gained. BETA Camp gave her confidence and skills but also helped her find meaning and passion.

-Wei, BETA Camp Parent

Rishi went on to raise $1.6 Million for his startup, OttoPet, founded 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 Funding.

"The connections I forged with professional mentors all over the world are ones that I know I'll cherish for years to come, and I've gained valuable industry knowledge along with some of the smartest students I've come to know."

Kyne Wang now studying Business at the University of Pennslyvania, Wharton School

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 Patel 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."

Eva Amin completed BETA Camp in Summer 2022 where she built a successful revenue-generating subscription start-up of self-care boxes.

She recently gave a TedX talk, where she spoke about her experience at BETA Camp and why social media can be a force for good.

“BETA Camp taught me how to be adaptable. Only having six weeks to build a startup was a very short amount of time, but it taught me how to adjust to the challenges you may face, how to look at a problem and know how to fix it, how to work in a team and communicate.”

Our Partners

FBLA runs business programs for high school students in the US, Canada, and around the world

FIRST Robotics runs on tech and leadership programs for high school students in Canada and the US

YELL runs business programs for high school students in Vancouver, Canada

DECA runs business programs for high school students in the US and Canada

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Questions Teens (and Their Parents!) Ask Before Signing Up for BETA Camp

If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us at

How much does BETA Camp cost?

BETA Camp's Summer program is $3,750 USD for the 4-week program. We offer financial aid that covers up to 80% of the fees for students whose family or caregivers earn a combined income of less than $100,000 (USD equivalent) per year. Families may apply for financial bursaries after completing the application and being accepted to the program.

Is it online?


BETA Camp is fully online 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 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?

BETA Camp is a 4-week program with cohorts this July and August.
July: June 28 - July 28
August: July 31 - August 25.

During both cohorts, live interactive sessions are held Monday-Friday, 12 - 3 pm EST.

Applications close June 4, 2023. Students may complete an application here.

How do I join BETA Camp?

Students ages 13-18 may apply for an upcoming cohort at

The application includes answering 3 questions and submitting your most recent school transcript. You learn more about what we look for in an application here.

Who is eligible?

Students must be 13-18 years old during the program. Gap year students are also able to apply. Our ideal candidate is a high school student (or rising high school student) who is ambitious, driven and curious. They are forever learning and keen on taking action within their circle of influence.We accept students globally, as long as you are able to attend the majority of our live workshops, which occur 12 - 3 pm EST (Eastern Time US).We do not require any previous knowledge in business, technology, or entrepreneurship - only an open mind and demonstrated passion.

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

After BETA Camp, students may be invited to continue their startup and entrepreneurship journey with BETA Camp's Fellowship program, an invite-only opportunity for students who have shown dedication and effort during the BETA Camp experience.During the Fellowship, students take deeper dives into different fields and career paths within tech and entrepreneurship with guidance and 1:1 support from industry mentors and coaches. The goal is to continue to develop real-life skills & assist with securing internships early.

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 the Camp Counselors.