BETA Camp Summer 2024

Four weeks. One life-changing summer.

BETA Camp is for ambitious high school students who want to learn how to solve the world's most pressing problems and get real-world experience today.
4 weeks is all you need to:

  • 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 solid network

Apply now and get 5 bonus Masterclasses. Limited Spots.

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

STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

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
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

The connections I built along with the mentorship I received has been phenomenal. BETA Camp surpassed my expectations and I would highly recommend this program. "

-Peyton Verhoeven, alumnus, Fall 2020
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

BETA Camp is an enriching experience that not only provides ‘university-level’ material,  but also gives you the opportunity to solidify your learning by applying them to your own startup."

-Zoya Kahn, alumnus, Fall 2020
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

To anyone skeptical about the advantages of creating your own startup in just a few weeks, you really have no idea how much you will be able to learn and grow.

-Noah Juravsky, alumnus, Fall 2020
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

BETA Camp is an extraordinary introduction and window into the fundamental processes of business. As someone entering a business undergrad, it was a super insightful way of preparing me.”

-Kyne Wang, alumnus, Spring 2021
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

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."

-Sarah Chan, alumnus, Spring 2021
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
ON BETA CAMP

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

The Secret to our Success?

Real World Entrepreneurs. Hands-On Learning. World-class Instructors.
Learn directly from industry professionals and startup founders, like:

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.

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.

Jessie Duan

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

Chris Lu

Co-founder of Copy.ai, 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.

An MBA-Inspired Curriculum that Develops Real-World Skills Every Day

WEEK 1

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.

WEEK 2

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

WEEK 3

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!

WEEK 4

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

Program Curriculum

Week 1
2024
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
12 PM ET
Welcome to BETA
Camp Kickoff & orientation
Ideation & Design Thinking
How to develop high-potential startup ideas using Design Thinking.
Choosing Your Customer
How to develop a customer persona, and target audience.
Building a Minimum Viable Product
How to build the first iteration of your product or service.
Sales & Growth Frameworks
Tactics to get your first customers; marketing and growth strategies.
1 PM ET
Using AI as your assistant this summer
2 PM ET
Founder Fireside
Guest Speaker
MBTI Workshop
Founder Fireside
Afternoon/ Evening
Office Hours
Watch before
Intro to Business
Intro to Entrepreneurship
Intro to Design Thinking
Intro to Industries
Business Models
Financial Feasibility
Business Strategy
Choosing your Customer
Customer Niches
Tech Adoption Cycles
Company Challenge
Workshop
Guest Speaker
Social
Work Session
Optional / Recorded Lessons
Week 2
2024
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
12 PM ET
User & Market Research
How to conduct effective user research and customer interviews.
Tech Applications & No-Code Tools
How you can launch your startup using nocode and low-code tools.
Hypothesis Testing & Data Analysis
Business Strategy
Product, Price, Promotion, Place
1 PM ET
Sizing the Opportunity
Market sizing, Porters 5 Forces, SWOT Analysis
Work Session
Building your MVP
Financial Modeling
Understand metrics like LTV, CAC, profit margins and unit economics.
2 PM ET
Rejection Training Workshop
Roles in Tech Panel
Founder Fireside Chat
MVP Presentations
Present and get feedback on your MVP
Afternoon/ Evening
Office Hours
Watch before
Customer Research: User Research Methods & User Interviews
Hypothesis Testing Product Market Fit
Building an MVP
Workshop
Guest Speaker
Social
Work Session
Optional / Recorded Lessons
Week 3
2024
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
12 PM ET
Build in Public & Personal Branding
How to accelerate your traction with an online following
Work Session
Implement Sales Tactics & get feedback
Growth Frameworks
Marketing Strategies
Work Session
Marketing & Growth
Work Session
1 PM ET
Growth Frameworks
Higher Education Panel
Guest Speakers
2 PM ET
Founder Fireside
Guest Speaker
Design Workshop
Fundamentals of UX & UI design
Team Work Session
Team Work Session
Roles in Business Panel
Afternoon/ Evening
Office Hours
Games Night (Social)
Watch before
Growth Funnels What is a Sales Cycle
Scaling and Growth
Ideation
Workshop
Guest Speaker
Social
Work Session
Optional / Recorded Lessons
Week 4
2024
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
12 PM ET
Elements of a Pitch
Work Session
Craft your pitch and get feedback
Pitch Practice Day
Present to external guests to get feedback before Demo Day
Q&A and Pitch Refinement
DEMO DAY!
Present to a panel of investors.
1 PM ET
Public Speaking
2 PM ET
Common Mistakes when Pitching
Founder Fireside Chat
Afternoon/ Evening
Office Hours
Office Hours
Watch before
Pitching & Public Speaking
Workshop
Guest Speaker
Social
Work Session
Optional / Recorded Lessons

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 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 a startup with real world results

LIVE Workshops with Industry Mentors

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

On-Demand Learning

In addition to live workshops, recorded video lessons that make it easy for you to learn on your own time

Global Student Community

Collaborate with students who are your intellectual matches from all over the world.

Get experience pitching to investors

Learn how to craft a persuasive pitch, and get the skills and confidence to present your ideas with success.

BETA Camp culminates in Demo Day where you present your results and accomplishments to a panel of investors for feedback.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Trusted by Parents to Give their Teens an Edge

"My daughter has loved BETA Camp. She's learning real-world problem-solving, communication, and ideation skills that aren't honed in schools."

-Karla, BETA Camp Parent

"They have armed him with capabilities that are essential in today’s fast-paced world, ensuring that he stands out when applying for internships, colleges, or even jobs."

— Maya, BETA Camp Parent

“My daughter went from struggling to find her place to landing an internship with a global startup. BETA Camp gave her confidence and skills but also helped her find meaning and passion.

-Wei, 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
Super Early Bird Price
Until Jan 15th
$3,950USD
$3,000 USD
Pay in 5 installments of $600USD
Spaces limited
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.

By The Numbers

Join the ranks of hundreds of students who have gained a competitive advantage for their future.

600+

students across 9+ countries have completed BETA Camp

104

Startups launched

97%

of students say they developed practical career skills

96%

of students say they will use BETA Camp on their college application

96%

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

Secure your Spot

*No credit card required to apply.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We understand that investing in BETA Camp can feel a little scary. This is why your investment is protected by our Money-Back 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.

Questions about the Program?

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: 5 installments of $600 USD with early bird tuition (ends January 15 2024).

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.