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Real Students Building Real Companies

Gifted And Talented Silicon Valley Innovators

Summer Launch

June - August (8-Week Online + Offline Coaching)

7.19 - 7.31.2020 (Residential Session)

#1 High School Startup Program

Work on an INTERNATIONAL co-founder team.

Take A Company from IDEA to EXECUTION, and pitch to



Identify your business opportunity as you take innovation classes at

Stanford + UC Berkeley.


Get to know your customers, design and test your solutions, and receive 1:1 guidance from experts at Google, Apple, etc.


Launch your business. Prepare presentation, practice pitching your company, and receive experts' feedback.


Pitch your business to real investors and judges at

Plug and PlayWin up to raise real seed funding. 

4 Steps

Insider Guide & Mentors from:

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Program Outline

  • Session I: Online
    • June 22 - July 18 
    • Reading assignments, missions, discussions boards

  • Session II: Residential
    • July 19 - July 31
    • University lectures, company visits & on-site workshops, participation at GATSVI Venture Challenge
  • Session III: Online
    • August 1 -8
    • Business plan writing and submission of final pitch deck
  • Fees: Find 2020 Summer Launch fee ​here.

A Typical Day at GATSVI Summer Launch

  • Breakfast on campus with fellow entrepreneurs

  • Classes and workshops at Stanford University or UC Berkeley




  • Lunch on campus or on site (company)

  • Attend workshops & roundtable talks at Silicon Valley's top companies. 

  • Work on your startup ideas with your team.



  • Dinner with your mentors 

  • Enjoy fun team-building activities.

  • Share late-night discussions with  guest speakers from all over Silicon Valley.  



Stanford University & UC Berkeley

Learn to launch your startup at Stanford University, and learn to grow it at UC Berkeley.​Stanford University is the top producer of startups in the world while UC Berkeley is an advanced leader in sustainable development. Classes will be held on-campus at Stanford University and UC Berkeley where students will have access to world-renowned mentors and instructors.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive Certificate of Completion from distinguished professors.


1:1 Mentorship & Silicon Valley Mind

Students gain VIP access to the world's most valuable companies in Silicon Valley. Each student will also receive 1:1 mentorship from some of the greatest minds and distinguished leaders in Silicon Valley. Your mentors will help transform your passion to success.

Silicon Valley Mind™, our flagship framework and approach, prepares students to not only start real companies and pitch to actual Silicon Valley investors, but also transforms themselves into superstars who dare to pursue big dreams even in conditions of great uncertainty.


Pitching at GATSVI Venture Challenge

Gifted And Talented Silicon Valley Innovators ("GATSVI") Summer Launch selects  aspiring young entrepreneurs from all over the globe and intensively focuses on supporting them to launch a real startup by opening access to top resources in Silicon Valley. 

 Students pitch at GATSVI Venture Challenge (GVC) at the world's largest accelerator, Plug and Play, where a carefully selected, invite-only audience and group of investors will buy-in and invest in your company.

Being selected for the Gifted and Talented Silicon Valley Innovators Summer Launch was the single most memorable experience of high school. I left the GATSVI program transformed. With world-class speakers, dedicated mentors, and accomplished peers, I grew as an entrepreneur, leader, student, and person as a whole...
-- Julia Montgomery (2019 GATSVI Alum)
GATSVI may have been one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. In those 8 weeks of building a business, I learned how to push myself to face challenges I didn't think I could. I learned to rely on my teammates and to be constructive under pressure. In the purely business end, I learned a lot about ethical business practice, what people look for in a product, and, from that, I've gotten a whole new perspective on sales.
-- Evan Goggins (2019 GATSVI Alum)
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