The Team That Will Have Your Back

Our secret sauce to the world's leading teen entrepreneurship program.

We invite only the best and brightest in the world to Leangap. Over 6 weeks, meet some of the world's most respected Harvard and MIT faculty, TED speakers, YC startup founders, and more. 4:1 student to staff ratio.

current & past mentors
eddy zhong
Business & Hardware
Eddy sold his first wearable tech company at age 17. He delivered one of the world's most popular TEDxYouth talks with over 5 million views. He's been featured on WIRED, Business Insider, and hundreds of publications. His talks on education have been shown in thousands of schools around the world.
Gemma Busoni
Virtual Reality & Startups
​Gemma is the founder of DiscovrLabs, a VR company that builds educational VR applications and the systems to deploy them. She was a guest of honor to the White House in 2016, bringing VR to the White House under the direct guidance of Michelle Obama. She is also the recipient of the Thiel Fellowship, granting her $100,000 for her groundbreaking work.
Sadok Cervantes
Design and Development
Named one of 2017's best designers in the world by Fast Company. He has worked for brands like Lufthansa and the MIT Media Lab. He's also a UX Mentor at some of the most renowned online design schools such as DesignLab and Springboard. He has designed and coded some of the most visited websites in the world.
kaeya majmundar
Business & Sales
Struck a deal with Lori Greiner on ABC's Shark Tank with her company, BZBox. Has been featured in Forbes and dozens of other business publications. Serial entrepreneur who has made millions of sales with different product lines ranging from cosmetics to hardware.
Nick Kao
Program Director
Hardware expert at Apple, Inc. with years of experience in camp management, top communication, and conflict resolution. Nick will be parent’s primary point of contact during and before Leangap’s summer program.
Jonathan Ortheden
iOS Development Mentor
Winner of the Apple WWDC scholarship, twice. Created an app that grew so large in popularity on Apple’s app store, that Snapchat threatened to sue him. Over 3 million cumulative downloads in his developer account. He runs one of the best app developing agencies in Sweden that has developed apps for companies such as Porsche.
Toni Oloko
Fundraising
After working at Atlas Ventures as an analyst, Toni raised over $100,000 in pre-seed for his own company, Practicegigs. It was later acquired in 2016 when Toni decided to attend Wharton at The University of Pennsylvania.
Kira Gobes
Staff & Admissions
Graduated Lehigh University after studying computer science and entrepreneurship. She's currently a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.
Elizabeth Dankoski
College Admissions
Rated one of the country’s top college counselors for her unique approach on the college admissions process, Elizabeth helps students get into top colleges such as Harvard, MIT, Columbia, and Stanford. Students at Leangap have the unique opportunity of receiving personal mentorship from Elizabeth to achieve winning college applications.
Hunter Ashley
Staff & Admissions
Hunter commonly volunteers with college fundraising and in community volunteering. Hunter is the primary point of contact for students wishing to join Leangap’s summer programs and conducts interviews for students who advance to round II of admissions.
Santiago Alcubierre
Digital Marketing
Created funnels and successful marketing campaigns for some of the world’s biggest startups, including bootstrapping campaigns from email lists of zero to 100,000 in record time. His social media expertise is highly sought out by brands because of the results and sales he can achieve.
Erik Martin
Government and Policy
Former chief policy advisor of science and technology at The White House at the age of 23. He's one of the youngest people to ever hold this position.
Nick Norcross
Video Content
Technical director of Leangap’s in-house film crew responsible for documenting and editing all footage taken during Leangap’s summer programs including classes, activities, excursions, and more.
Kevin Seery
Video Content
Content director of Leangap’s in-house film crew responsible for documenting and editing all footage taken during Leangap’s summer programs including classes, activities, excursions, and more.
Chris Taylor
Startup Mentor
Innovator in the energy industry with an extensive network of scientists, technologists, investors and entrepreneurs from Boston to Silicon Valley.
Angela Qiu
Android Developer
Angela is a CS student at Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked as Android developer for Amazon's Audible in the Android Wear team, bringing the Audible experience to every smartwatch.
carolyn reckhow
Startup Mentor
Blockchain evangelist and 10+ years experience working with teens in summer programs across the globe.
PAST speakers
Catherine Feldman
Microsoft
Alex Iglecia
NASA
Raffaele Collela
Cannonball, MIT Sloan
Tania Green
PMS Bites
David France
Revolution of Hope
Chris Wolfel
Maverick
Tom Zampini
Beco
Tim Buntel
MIT
Jason Shuman
Corigin Ventures
Cynthia Graber
Scientific American
Semyon Dukach
Techstars
Sara Castellanos
Boston Business Journal
Dave Delmar
Paypal, Resilient Coders
Tim Rowe
CIC, MIT
Andy Miller
Constant Contact
Nicole Stata
Boston Seed
Cort Johnson
Atlas Ventures
Riley Ennis
Thiel Fellowship
Ashley Brooke
MOVE
Adora Svitak
TED

San Francisco, CA
For 4 weeks.

June 24th to July 21st, 2019

$5,985

$5,385 early deadline tuition (10% off)

applications are closed for this year.
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DEADLINE DECember 1ST

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.
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