Summer in Silicon Valley

A Four-Week Summer Immersion Program at GrowthX Academy


Would you like to spend your summer in Silicon Valley learning from world-class instructors who are entrepreneurs, founders, business owners and investors?

The GrowthX Academy four-week summer immersion program based in San Francisco, the heart of the tech industry, offers students experiential learning and best practices in growing tech companies. Students will learn from industry leaders, have opportunities to work with tech startups, and meet with mentors and venture capital firms.


Topics Covered: Entrepreneurship, Fund Raising, Sales and Business Development, Growth Marketing, Design Thinking, Lean Startup

Location: San Francisco|Galvanize Building (Map)

Duration: 4 Weeks | Full-Time

Start/End Dates: July 10 – August 4 | 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri

Tuition: $5,000 (Includes lodging. Students responsible for travel and meals.)



  • Immerse yourself in the most dynamic community-based learning experience in Silicon Valley
  • Learn from successful entrepreneurial instructors
  • Learn how Silicon Valley companies collaborate and work in teams
  • Work with real-world companies solving growth problems
  • Be immersed in silicon valley’s innovation spirit
  • Meet and listen to experienced industry mentors
  • Be exposed to a network of employers
  • Visit with startups creating cutting-edge technology and business disruption
  • Meet with investors and VC’s and learn how growth accelerators operate


Enjoy living in one of the most vibrant cities in America for one month! Explore everything that the Bay Area has to offer including world-famous landmarks like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ride the cable cars to amazing restaurants or enjoy the fine arts, theater or catch a San Francisco Giants game. You can also travel North for a day trip and visit wine country!

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Summer Program Instructors

Sean Sheppard

Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Will Bunker

Founding Partner GrowthX, Co-Founder GrowthX Academy,

Hitesh Parashar

Chief Marketing Officer, GrowthX Academy

Dr. Wayne Neale

Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Julia DeBari

Design Educator, Manager, Mentor

Schaeffer Arnold

Lead Growth Marketing Instructor GrowthX Academy

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Kory Kredit

Director of Student Experience at GrowthX Academy

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