SB V- Kicks Off Feb 7, 2023

Dare To Dream. Dare To Be Great.

6-Week Sprint to Build Confidence, Capabilities, Connections & Courage



Just requires an investment of your time & energy!

Startup Bootcamp Kicks off

February 7th, 2023

Have questions? Contact Us

Peggy Bessellieu

Managing Director, GSV

Catherine Merrick

Director, GSV.

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  • The subject matter was so well thought out and easy to understand. I learned so much in just a few weeks!

    — Caroline | Los Angeles, CA
  • World-class speakers and very focused learning communities around affinity topics... I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.

    — Amanda | Henderson, NV

Highlights from previous bootcamps

  • Oprah’s Former Brand Guru Harriett Seitler

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  • Harvard’s Bill Sahlman on Business Models & Growth Strategies

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  • Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio on Team & Culture, aka “People Power”

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  • Show Me the Money – Michael Carter on Finance & Stakeholders

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  • Pitching Your Startup with David Spreng

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  • Are the Dogs Eating Dog Food?

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      6 Weeks of World-Class Speakers from the Global Silicon Valley Community

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      Weekly General Sessions (1.5h) Plus Local Market, Industry & Affinity Breakouts (1h)

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      Includes Real-World Case Studies Showing How to Not Just Survive But Thrive as a Startup

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      Grand Finale: Demo Day! You Pitch Your Startup to Investors

    • Week 1

      The Magic of Thinking Big

      Mindset of the Entrepreneur

    • Week 2

      Are the Dogs Eating the Dog Food?

      Launching Your MVP

    • Week 3

      Skinning the Cat

      Business Models & Growth Strategies

    • Week 4

      People Power

      Team & Culture

    • Week 5

      Show Me the Money

      Finance & Stakeholders

    • Week 6

      Turning Your Silver Tongue Into Gold

      Pitching Your Startup

    Some of Our Previous Bootcamp Faculty/Speakers

    John Donahoe


    Harriett Seitler

    Course Hero

    Jim Shelton

    Blue Meridian

    Joy Chen

    TAL Education Group

    Michael Moe


    Bill Sahlman

    Harvard Business School

    Jesse Draper

    The Valley Girl Show

    RADM. Tom Lynch

    U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Karen Ivy


    Thea Knobel

    GSV Ventures

    Ken Wilcox

    Silicon Valley Bank

    Mike Carter


    Xiaoyin Qu

    Run The World

    Vic Fangio

    Denver Broncos

    Anita Rehman


    Tom McCarthy

    Best-Selling Author & Professional Coach

    McKeever Conwell

    Founder & Managing Partner, RareBreed Ventures

    Jacqueline Reses

    Founder & CEO, Post House Capital

    Blake Michael

    Actor & Entrepreneur

    Jim Keyes

    Business & Social Change Agent; Former CEO, Blockbuster & 7-Eleven

    Roger Love

    Vocal Coach for the Stars

    Noor Sweid

    General Partner, Global Ventures

    Harry Stebbings

    Stride.VC, The Twenty Minute VC

    Guy Kawasaki

    Author, VC & original "Apple Evangelist"

    Bjorn Oste

    Founder, Oatly

    Ronnie Lott

    NFL Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

    Dail St. Claire

    Investment Executive & Member, 100 Women in Finance

    Mudassir Sheikha

    CEO & Co-Founder, Careem

    Janine Sickmeyer

    Tech Entrepreneur & Founding Partner, Overlooked Ventures


    Yogi, Mystic & Visionary Author & Speaker

    John Chambers

    Former CEO, Chairman & Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems

    Shellye Archambeau

    Executive/Board Member

    Mike Hoque

    Developer & Founder, Hoque Global

    Rachael Jarosh

    President & CEO, Enactus

    Jim Mellon

    Entrepreneur & Author

    Jeff Hoffman

    Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network

    Jeff Atwood

    Stack Overflow Co-Founder; Coding Horror Blog

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    • So inspiring, so well planned, with so much impactful content.

      — Victoria | Mexico City
    • Thank you for making this available to people like me, who otherwise would not have had the courage to step out of their shells.

      — Aman | Phoenix, AZ

    Plus Other GSV Speakers & Community Members

    Bill Gates Barack Obama Condoleeza Rice Sir Richard Branson Laurene Powell Jobs Malcolm Gladwell Sal Khan Valerie Jarrett James Carville Reed Hastings Magic Johnson Sandra Day O’Connor Eric Yuan Jeb Bush Bill Nye Tony Blair Howard Schultz John Legend Ronnie Lott Matthew McConaughey Andre Agassi Steve Case Jeff Weiner Michael Lewis George Bush

    Offered with Support From our Presenting Partners & Generous Sponsors

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    We power pioneers! GSV—aka Global Silicon Valley—is a growth & investment platform focused on the world’s transformative “EIEIO” ecosystem: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Education, Impact & Opportunity.

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