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    5 Reasons You Should Invest In Joining Draper University of Heroes

    2014 - 10.13

    Are you hesitating about attending Draper University? Not sure it’s the right time yet? Not sure it’s the best fit? Running low on cash?


    Although it has been couple of months since I graduated from Draper University of Heroes in the Summer 2014 class, I’m still reeling from zillions of thoughts and feelings, and I cannot begin to put a value on the amazing experience I had there.


    In my opinion, here are 5 reasons you should invest in joining Draper University of Heroes:


    1. You have a Billion-Dollar idea.

    I was once told that “An idea is worth nothing more than the paper it was written on.” If you have a business idea that you think might have great market potential, you need to talk about it. You need to write a business plan. You need to find good partners. You need to develop a prototype. You need to interview your potential early adopters. And that’s only a few to mention.

    Being a Draper University student/alumni gives you the ultimate entrepreneurship platform and a network of bright thinkers, innovators of the current and future, as well as top Silicon Valley VCs. It gives you the chance to pitch your idea(s) daily, get feedback, iterate (and reiterate), until you hit the real ‘big’ thing that people are really looking for.


    1. Your startup just got funded.

    Congratulations! You just began the journey of entrepreneurship. But before you get so excited, please do yourself and your startup a favour by learning how to hire the best talent, how to manage a team, and how to keep ideas flowing. As I once read in the “The Creative Confidence” book, you need to train your creative muscle to bring you up with creative ideas. That makes your startup stand out from the crowd.

    At Draper University, you get to do creative activities almost daily, you get to work in teams to make big achievements. You listen to other startup founders’ success/failure stories. You acquire, analyse, and filter ideas, then apply them in your own startup.


    1. Youre already running a small startup.

    Well perfect, then you should be looking for bigger business leads, to raise more money, or even getting acquired by one of the millionaires of Silicon Valley! Dreaming is one way of achieving good results, but Doing is something else. If you want to get once in a lifetime opportunities to meet people like Elon Musk, Naveen Jain, and Dave McClure, then Draper University is place for you. It is the one collective option where you get all those opportunities at once.


    1. Youre a software developer; you don’t do business!

    Do you know that there’s a constant need for software developers in Silicon Valley? Do you know that nowadays most startups and even well known corporates were founded by technical founders?

    At Draper University, you’ll meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds, from Finance, Business, and Law, to Medicine, Bioinformatics, and Science. You’ll have the great potential to explore different business opportunities, make like-minded friends, and most important of all, maybe even become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs.


    1. Okay, youre convinced, but youre running low on cash.

    Draper University offers a broad number of scholarships as well as different payment options and financial aid. That should keep you away from the burden of saving lots of money to pay for the tuition.

    Another plus to think about: you might end up raising some good money for your startup :)



    Have any questions about Draper University?

    Please feel free to email me at: shady@elyaski.com