Admission and Selection Criteria

Need-to-know information about our process
1,200 applicants


+20 countries
40 enrolled
students

Last year, we received over 1,200 applicants from the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, to form a class of 40 passionate students.

Join us in the journey!

apply for summer 2018
December 1st early DEADLINE

Take a look at what we look for in our admissions process.

things we look for
impact
Your ability to make a difference in the world.
uniqueness
What separates you from everyone else.
passion
What drives you to do incredible things.
skills
Technical, design, marketing, software, hardware, etc.
things we look for
passion
What drives you to do incredible things.
skills
Technical, design, marketing, software, hardware, etc.
uniqueness
What separates you from everyone else.
impact
Your ability to make a difference in the world.

Some Of Our Students

united kingdom
Kelvin Zhang
Developer

Kelvin is a sixteen year old aspiring software engineer and student from London, UK. He started programming at nine, gaining a diverse skill set in the past few years. He enjoys security research (receiving the Facebook Bug Bounty in Nov. 2012 at the age of thirteen), server management and building applications. On the technical side, Kelvin works with multiple languages, with high proficiency in PHP/Laravel.

Kelvin decided to apply to LeanGap to further his knowledge of entrepreneurship by gaining first-hand experience. LeanGap has kindled an interest in applying his skills to startup companies and he looks to build a startup company in the future.

ethiopia
Feven Sisay
Activist

Feven was born in Ethiopia and earned a full scholarship to ICS, one of the nation's most prestigious schools. She volunteers on a regular basis and cofounded a non profit that helps charities across the world.

She cofounded Aer, a platform that helps charities across the world get items they need for upcoming seasons. Aer succeeded in partnering with the Red Cross and is now expanding into developing countries like Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

canada
Jaxon Stevens
Developer

Jaxon started programming at the young age of 13. He started his first company when he was only 13 years old. Today he designs apps and helps other people learn how to code and design iOS apps and program.

Jaxon embraces learning new skills that help him design better apps and further his skills. He has also also been very fortunate to receive two WWDC student scholarships so far and he even met Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Johnny Ive and Craig Federighi. The motivations for Jaxon to go to LeanGap was that he would meet other like minded high school students, grow his knowledge on the world of entrepreneurship while also aiming to help start to create change for issues that exist in this world.

Scholarships

Financial aid is completely need-based. If we want you, we will make it possible for you to attend.
No equity is ever taken at businesses developed in Leangap.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR.

WE HAD 1,200 APPLICANTS FROM OVER 20 COUNTRIES AND WE'RE HARD AT WORK REVIEWING THEM. DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE FOR NEXT YEAR'S LEANGAP!

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