Xccelerate your company within the most action-packed 2 weeks of a life-time. Collaborate with friends from all over the globe who are gifted and talented in science, literature, math, history, social science, and/or international languages. Immerse yourself into Silicon Valley and absorb the unique entrepreneurial mindset. As the mecca of innovation and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley is unparalleled in the number of unicorn startup companies (a.k.a. startups valued at $1 billion or more) produced. Be bold. You too could be the founder of a unicorn startup. You are never too young to start. So try now and fail fast. Adopt a growth-mindset; never stop learning. Make an impact. Be a leader. Build a company and change the world.
GATI Venture Challenge
As an immersive, experiential learning program, GATI helps students turn their ideas into viable businesses. Part of this experience involves pitching their businesses, at the conclusion of the bootcamp, in front of real investors and venture capitalists. We call this finale the GATI Venture Challenge (GVC), which has been modeled after the #1 university accelerator program in the nation - the New Venture Challenge (NVC), from the University of Chicago. Winners of the GVC receive cash prizes to help fund their new company.