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We are Young Outliers


The Revolutionary Silicon Valley

Entrepreneur Camp for Teens

 

Game Changers camp →

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We are Young Outliers


The Revolutionary Silicon Valley

Entrepreneur Camp for Teens

 

Game Changers camp →

Game Changers Design Entrepreneur Camp helps teens (ages 13-17) explore and learn Silicon Valley entrepreneur skills and mindset so they can create a better world for their future.
The camp promotes “Dare to dream. Dare to build. Dare to fail and persevere” culture when creating their practice start-up ideas in a fun, socially interactive, and informative way. Teens shape ideas into solutions and build prototypes by applying Design Thinking methodology. They formulate start-up pitch deck by tackling the sophisticated Lean Start-Up Business Canvas through games and team activities.
They will be mentored by senior Silicon Valley CEOs, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. Our 2015 and 2016 mentors were founders and leaders from Uber, Tesla, Guitar Hero, WPP,  Yahoo, HP, KPCB, Zazzle, Oracle, IDEO, Nestle, SAP, BootUp, Sand Hill Angels, and many start-up entrepreneurs. The camp culminates with teens presenting their start-up pitches at the Dolphin Tank (similar to Shark Tank on TV).
Teens make long lasting new friends from around the world through teamwork and pitching challenges.
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Mentors & Judges


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MENTORS

(Mentors from 2015-2016 camp)

We bring in the best industry experts to inspire, motivate, and mentor our camp teens. Our mentors dedicate their valuable time as our guest teachers to passionately teach what they know best, share their personal entrepreneurial experiences, and give back their decades of working knowledge to our next generation.

  • Kai Huang, Founder & CEO - RedOctane|Guitar Hero, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor 

  • Vinay Ramani, Head of International Growth - Uber, Inc.

  • Thomas Varghese, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Board Advisor

  • Ximena O’Reilly, Global Head of Design - Nestle S.A.

  • Sean Hsu, Senior Design Mechanical Engineer - Tesla Motors, Inc.

  • Grace Hwang, Associate Partner and Co-Leads - IDEO 

  • Sarah Mummah PhD, Human-Centered Design Researcher - IDEO

  • Mukul Agarwal, Founding  Managing Partner - BootUp Ventures

  • Eric Matson & Darren Luvaas, Co-founders - KarmaLaunch, Inc.

  • Amyel Oliveros, Creative Director - Waterfield Designs

  • Tom Chiu, Venture Partner - Enspire Capital, Board Member - Sand Hill Angels

  • Karl Holmqvist, Founder & CEO - Lastwall Networks

  • Geoff Seyon, Founder & CEO - Ixora Health

  • Vineet Gupta, VP Business Development - Acadine Technologies

  • Fangwei Lee, Founder - Realiteer Virtual Reality

  • Simon Ho, Founder & CEO - OnCare

  • Chris Strachan, VP of Acceleration - BootUp World

JUDGES

(Judges from 2015-2016 camp)

We invite the best and reputable industry leaders to guide, motivate, and judge our camp teens' startup projects. These accomplished industry veterans are our Dolphin Tank judges. Our Dolphin Tank pitch event is much less intimidating but just as real as the TV show Shark Tank. Our camp teens really get to experience the real deal on the viability of their startup ideas, business models, products, services, and product/market fit. Welcome to Dolphin Tank and buckle your seatbelt. It is intense and exciting!

  • Catherine Carlton, City Council, Ex-Mayor - City of Menlo Park

  • Caroline Tsay, GM & Chief Digital Officer - Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Chandini Ammineni, Co-Founder - Activity Hero, Inc., Partner - 500 Startups

  • Scott Saslow, Founder & CEO - Palo Alto Impact Center

  • Marco ten Vaanholt, Managing Partner - BootUp Ventures

  • Tina Ju, Managing Partner - Kleiner Perkins Caufield, Byers (KPCB)

  • Tuoc Luong, CEO - MeID, ex-SVP - Yahoo, Angel Investor, Board Advisor

  • Chris Haroun, Founder & CEO - Haroun Education Ventures

  • Mukul Agarwal, Founding  Managing Partner - BootUp Ventures

  • Ajay Ramachandran, Venture Partner - BootUp Capital

  • Christopher Nguyen, Co-founder & CEO - Arima, Inc.

  • Anshu Sharma, Venture Partner - Storm Ventures

  • Clarence Wooten, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor

  • Jay Sethuram, Serial Tech Entrepreneur, VC Fund Partner, Industry Mentor

 

 

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Meeting with so many Silicon Valley veterans as our mentors every Friday was an awesome experience. They all inspired us with tons of ideas that we could not absorb and write down fast enough. I learned so much from all the mentors
— Ron T., Senior

Getting a personal feedback of my startup idea from the creator and founder of Guitar Hero!! Are you kidding me? I have not attended any camp before with so many industry leaders as teachers.
— Kevin Z., Junior

I have not attended a summer camp like Game Changers before. The topics we learned were serious and related to our career in the real world but the entire camp was actually really fun. I learned so much in fun and engaging ways.
— Megan H., Junior

Thank you for a great experience for Anna at the Game Changers Camp. She learned a lot and really bonded closely with the other campers. She was hesitant to come to this in the beginning but then told me that she loved it and it was the first camp I sent her that she really liked.
— Nadir A., Parent

Thank you so much for coming up with such a great camp design and for taking such a good care of my daughter. She enjoyed the camp and couldn’t stop talking about the experience and also her start-up idea. She was overwhelmed by how well their idea was received by all the Dolphin Tank judges. I know her partner’s father has helped filing the patent for their idea.
— Bessie L., Parent