Gifted And Talented
Silicon Valley Innovators
The GATSVI Venture Challenge ("GVC") is a business competition for high school students. Through the GVC, GATSVI has graduated startup companies. GVC startups achieve real angel and venture capital investments.
Online or Silicon Valley
August 13, 2021
From Idea to Impact
Gifted and Talented Silicon Valley Innovators bridges the gap
between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and research and impact through education, partnerships, and new venture creation.
Providing high-impact entrepreneurship experience for high school students.
What is GATSVI?
High school students have creative ideas dancing in their heads. All they need is the right platform, the right mentor, and the right resources to turn their imagination into reality. Gifted And Talented Silicon Valley Innovators (GATSVI) is established on the core belief that high school students are more than capable of launching a company and impacting the world with their creative ideas. GATSVI is a program by Gifted and Talented Institute (GATI).
Is GATSVI Venture Challenge for me?
Is your mind an amazing idea lab?
If you have an idea, then don't hesitate - join the GATSVI Venture Challenge!
What if your idea is worth a billion dollars?
Find teammates and join the competition. You never know until you try.
What if real investors gave you 20 minutes?
Practice. Practice. And practice! You will get one shot to pitch your business!
2021 GVC Schedule & Key Dates
Phase I — Preliminaries
March 31: Feasibility Summary due (Individual or team)
April 15 - May 15: Invitation for virtual pitching / interviews
May 31: Announcement of winners that qualify for GVC
Phase II — Summer Immersion & Incubation
First week of August: 3-day intensive virtual bootcamp or 2-week in-person Silicon Valley bootcamp* (dates and format depend on the COVID situation)
Phase III — GATSVI Venture Challenge
August 13: The Competition @ Silicon Valley (Business Pitch)
August 16: Announcement of 2021 GVC Winners!
Aug 16 - September 30: Business plan and legal due diligence for funding