THE Community

Learn and build your startup with real entrepreneurs and industry experts

The best part of Venture Camp is our instructor and mentor community. Our mentors come with a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences in areas like online businesses, e-commerce, healthcare, AI, arts/fashion, and more, and hail from around the world.

Kai Chen
Applied Research at OpenAI, Co-Founder at Dispatch Technologies. Penn M&T ‘17
Shobha Dasari
Co-Founder at Flair Health. Y Combinator and Stanford alumni.
Alex Sands
Co-Founder at Pilot, Wharton/Penn M&T alumni.
Sonny Mo
Co-Founder/CEO Bloom, Thiel Fellow, and Brown 2021.
Ajay Patel
Machine Learning PhD at Penn. Co-Founder at Plasticity.
Jerry Registre
Product at Meta, Harvard alumni. Co-Founder at Peerlift.
Our Mentors

Mentorship from a world-class young founder and industry network

During Venture Camp, teams will closely partner with a dedicated instructor who will guide them through the process of launching their business.

In addition to each student's dedicated guide, they will learn from and connect with a wide world-class mentor network.

Kai Chen
Research at OpenAI, Co-Founder at Dispatch Technologies. Penn M&T ‘17
Shobha Dasari
Co-Founder at Flair Health. Y Combinator and Stanford alumni.
Alex Sands
Co-Founder at Pilot, Wharton/Penn M&T alumni.
Sonny Mo
Co-Founder/CEO Bloom, Thiel Fellow, and Brown 2021.
Ajay Patel
Machine Learning PhD at Penn. Co-Founder at Plasticity.
Jerry Registre
Product at Meta, Harvard alumni. Co-Founder at Peerlift.
WORKING TOGETHER

Mentorship from a world-class founder and industry network

During Venture Camp, teens get instruction, do 1:1 mentorship, have office hours, and hear talks from entrepreneurs and business leaders.

YOUR MENTORS

Learn from real entrepreneurs and technologists — by building in the real world

Ben Hsu
Ben is an instructor at Venture Camp. He spent the past 4 years as the co-founder/CEO of Songbird, a healthcare technology company for children with autism. He helped grow Songbird to serve hundreds of families across 3 states, raise $10m+ from Kleiner Perkins, and build a 120+ person team.

Ben graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology between Wharton and UPenn.
Alex Sands
Alex is an instructor at Venture Camp. He is a co-founder at Plasticity, a natural language processing and AI startup that was acquired in 2020.

Alex also co-founded Pilot, a non-profit that hosted nation-wide high school hackathons to teach students how to code. He ran these events in 14 different cities, with several events reaching 200+ students and 30+ mentors.

Alex was a part of Y Combinator S17 and graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology between Wharton and UPenn.
WORKING TOGETHER

A network of ambitious and passionate student entrepreneurs

Early applications to interview for Venture Camp Fall 2024 (September 9th - November 18th) are due June 30th 2024—apply today.

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