BETA Camp Fall 2023

BETA Camp is for young leaders who want to learn how to solve the world's most pressing problems and get real-world experience today.

  • Start a real business with real customers

  • Stand out on college and scholarship applications

  • Stay ahead of the game with future-ready skills and a life-long network

Now enrolling for Fall 2023, October 7 - December 16!

Eva Amin

Gave a TEDx talk at the age of 16 after her BETA Camp experience.

Rhett Jones

Secured $40,000 in govt. funding to build a bike park

Cianna Williams
Milton Canada

"BETA Camp has been the best summer program I have participated in thus far. The endless resources — especially the experienced guest speakers. 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."

Tehseen Daha

"BETA Camp has exceeded expectations! 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."

The Secret to our Success?

Real World Entrepreneurs. Hands-On Learning.

BETA Camp helps you build the skills you need to succeed like no other education experience through world-class instructors, in-depth curriculum with tactical hands-on learning, and a powerful community. You learn directly from industry professionals and startup founders. Some of our past mentors and instructors:

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Martin Ochwat

Co-Founder of Dundas Life and Wellow. Martin has built several 7-figure eCommerce businesses.

Henry Shi

Co-Founder & CTO of SnapCommerce. SnapCommerce will surpass $1 Billion in sales in 2021.

Khaled Hussein

Founder and Managing Director of Stipple Ventures. Khaled's previous startup was acquired by Airbnb.

Jessie Duan

Chief of Staff to the CTO at Roblox. Jessie was previously an Engineering Manager at Quora

Nicole Fitzgerald

Machine Learning Research Engineer at Microsoft.

Carolyn Chen

Founder & CEO of Reset Beauty Inc. Carolyn is an expert at influencer marketing having partnered with the D'Amelio sisters.

Chris Lu

Co-founder of, an AI powered tool that has raised $2.3M USD. Chris has invested in 100+ startups

Kevin Kim

Co-founder & CEO of Stadium Live and previously Head of Product at Drop.

Ikenna Enwere

Bachelor of Science from MIT, his MBA from Wharton and MPP from Harvard.

Eric Chen

Eric has a Bachelor's, MBA, and MD from Yale University. He is an Anesthesiologist Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tommy Liu

Tommy is a Software Engineer at Waymo, Google's Self-Driving Car Project.

Steeve Vakeeswaran

Steeve leads Business Operations at Zapier and a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School

Connie Lo

Connie is the co-founder of Three Ships, a natural skincare line with deals at Target, Wholefoods, Nordstrom and 100s of retailers.

Brandon Hill

CEO of Vori. At 25, Brandon has founded 2 companies that have been through Y-Combinator.

Cindy Soo

Head of Innovation at IKEA. Cindy has 20+ years of experience and consults for global companies on design thinking.

Dan Li

Co-Founder and CEO at Shypyard. Harvard MBA and previously a Senior Product Manager at Linkedin

Kaitlyn Zhou

PHD Candidate at Stanford University in Computer Science

Rachel Marincola

Senior Engineer at Khan Academy, previously Engineer #10 at Doordash

A Proprietary MBA-Inspired Curriculum that Develops Real-World Skills Every Single Day


Foundations & Ideation

Understand entrepreneurship fundamentals, tech trends, how to work with a team, and identify real problems to solve. Create and test a valid business idea using ideation and market research.


Research & Build

Master the tactical skills of entrepreneurship — copywriting, handling rejection, and leveraging tech. Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), handle data, and build workflows


Marketing & Sales

Learn to strategize and sell with best practices for outreach, marketing funnels, viral content creation, and negotiation. Get initial traction for your startup and see those first sales come in!


Pitching & Demo Day

Learn pitching, public speaking, and planning for future growth. 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

The Details


October 7 - December 16 2023
with weekly interactive workshops on Saturdays, 12 - 3 pm ET.


100% ONLINE. Taught through live interactive online workshops with seasoned entrepreneurs and industry professionals.


Ambitious middle and high school students, ages 13-18 years old. Must be located in US, UK or Canada.

How BETA Camp is different than other summer camps:

No simulations. No business plan competitions. Just real results.

Hands-on learning. Real-world results.
Students build real businesses with real customers and solve real problems.

LIVE mentor-led workshops. Learn directly from industry professionals with real-life business cases

Hear from successful entrepreneurs and ask them your questions in our Founder Fireside Chats

1:1 startup advisor mentorship to get personalized guidance and instruction for unique-to-you breakthroughs

Network with and connect with like-minded peers from all over the world through scheduled Socials

Proprietary curriculum inspired by Silicon Valley incubators and top MBA programs

What Can You Expect at BETA Camp

Focused Skill Building

Build a revenue-generating business that solves a real problem

1:1 Mentorship

Get personalized guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and startup advisors

Small Groups, Big Impact

Work in teams of 5 with 1 dedicated startup advisor to build those teamwork and leadership skills

LIVE Workshops with Industry Mentors

Interactive workshops led by industry professionals occur Monday-Friday, 12 pm - 3 pm ET

On-Demand Learning

Recorded video lessons that make it easy for you to learn on the go and on your own time

Global Student Community

Join a community of 350+ driven students worldwide. Collaborate with students who are your intellectual matches from all over the world.

What Parents Are Saying...

"Really impressed by the program"

"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.”
— Kayla, BETA Camp Parent

"Building future leaders"

“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 the risk and imagine. BETA Camp is a stepping stone towards this thought process.”
— Maya, BETA Camp Parent

"Absolutely loved it"

“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

"Skills that can help them in any career"

"My son loved and learned a lot. As a person in the IT with background in business admin and project management, I found the content they teach them and the way they do it very useful and helpful in making the kids learn skills that can help them in any career they choose."
— Khaled, BETA Camp Parent

"Learning was better than most of high school experience"

“I have been very impressed with my son's experience. I have started 4 companies and Daniyal has learned all the same lessons that I learned in my first company -- but he did it in 6 weeks.

Overall the experience and learning was better than most of his high school experience.”
— Irfan, BETA Camp Parent

"Surpassed all my expectations"

“My son learned a lot from connecting with mentors and colleagues. He is very excited in setting up a startup company with his friends. He is very engaged in BETA Camp activities and the virtual program has surpassed all my expectations of virtual programming.”
— Judy, BETA Camp Parent

"Always looking forward to it"

"My twin daughters attended BETA Camp during their school term. They enjoyed it a lot and always looking forward for their socials, startup meetings and startup guidance sessions. Their knowledge in business ideas has grown. I am impressed by the organizers."
— Noureen, BETA Camp Parent

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
Four installments of
$987 USD
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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% Satisfaction Guarantee

We understand that investing in BETA Camp can feel a little scary. This is why your investment is protected by our 'Do the Work' Guarantee. If by the end of BETA Camp you’re not completely satisfied with the experience, get a 100% refund. To keep this completely fair, we do require students show up and do the work. To be eligible for the refund, students must:

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions

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

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.

How do I join BETA Camp?

Please complete an application for an upcoming cohort at

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!

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?


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 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).

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.

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.