BETA Camp is bridging the gap between education and life.
The future belongs to those who take action, can think for themselves, and can solve problems in novel ways... What better way to learn those skills than to create something new in the world?
Teens can do much more than we imagine. Ever heard "just wait until you grow up"? Why do we simplify life for teens when they should be learning in preparation for the real world? School is predictable and structured. The real world is complex and unpredictable, unlike school.
There's no better time to get a glimpse of the real world, build your skill set, and experiment, explore, and pivot. BETA Camp isn't just for entrepreneurs, it's for teens ready to experience the real world and challenge themselves to make their mark.
Despite the significant advances in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in today's world, the opportunities and training available to teenagers have not changed. We’re here to fix that.
Katarina has spent the last 7 years helping students discover their passions and interests in the world of tech & business. She's taught and worked with thousands students and early-career people through her programs at On Deck, a VC-backed startup, and UBC Geering Up, a non-profit. When not supporting BETA Camp students, you can find her hiking, kayaking, dancing, or playing board games.
Salman started his entrepreneurship journey at the age of 16, by starting an apparel brand that was bootstrapped by two-part time jobs. After completing business school at Queen's University, Salman worked at VC-backed startups like Ada and Kandji. When not leading BETA Camp’s programs, you can find him on the soccer pitch, playing pick-up basketball, skateboarding or hiking around his home base of Toronto, Canada.
BETA Camp isn’t like an online school. We don’t have teachers or professors. Instead, we have today's leaders, people with real-world experience starting companies and working at the forefront of tech, business and innovation. Our staff changes each cohort, but below you can get an idea of the type of individuals you will be working with at BETA Camp!
You will be learning from 20+ instructors of this caliber!
Steeve leads Business Operations at Zapier. Previously, Steeve was the Head of Revenue at VaynerCommerce, where he was a founding member of the growth engineering firm. Before that, Steeve worked on the strategy team at Shopify. Steeve guest lectures at the Columbia University Business School.
Jenée is a Senior Experience Designer at ChowNow. She was previously a Sr. Experience Designer at Airbnb on Airbnb Experiences and a Product Designer at Hulu. Jenée has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and has received professional training from IDEO.
Ava is a high school entrepreneur and the founder of Zfluence, a platform that connects GenZ influencers with the brands. Zfluence works with 500+ influencers on 100+ campuses with 40+ brand partners. Ava also serves as a GenZ consultant to many top brands including Unilever. Ava is a freshman at Georgetown University.