SAN MATEO, Calif.--(Draper University, a boarding school for aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world, today announced a Heidi Roizen scholarship for young women entrepreneurs. Roizen, a renowned Silicon Valley executive, venture capitalist and entrepreneur, is funding the scholarships with the intent of inspiring the next generation of women-led startups. For the upcoming summer and fall sessions, with the aid of Roizen, Draper University will select one exemplary recipient to attend their program.)--
“Draper University is honored to have Heidi’s support. I have been fortunate enough to work with Heidi on many projects and am excited to have her support in disrupting education”
“Draper University is honored to have Heidi’s support. I have been fortunate enough to work with Heidi on many projects and am excited to have her support in disrupting education,” said Tim Draper, founder and managing director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and founder of Draper University. “Draper University knows the Heidi Roizen scholarship recipients will go out and change the world.”
Roizen has spent her life immersed in the Silicon Valley ecosystem- as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, educator and member of the boards of directors of private and public companies, trade associations and nonprofit institutions. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Women in Information Technology, a frequent guest speaker at business schools across the country, and is the subject of case studies authored by both the Harvard and Stanford Business Schools. Roizen has been named to numerous ‘top’ lists, including the “Top 50 Women in Tech” by Corporate Board Member Magazine. In September 2008, she was named the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives 2008 Annual Achievement Award Recipient.
"I have always had a great time working with Tim Draper on numerous entrepreneurial adventures, including the company we started together as twenty-something year olds. I think what he and his team are doing at Draper University is exceptional, and I want to help expose more great women entrepreneurs to the opportunity. A scholarship seemed a natural way to make that happen," said Roizen.
To apply for the Heidi Roizen scholarship, please visit: http://draperuniversity.com/apply/scholarships/
About Draper University:
Draper University is a boarding school for young entrepreneurs from all over the world. The innovative curriculum is designed to inspire, cultivate, and educate students who dream to build companies that change the world around them. Draper University offers four sessions a year and is intended for entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 26. The program teaches startup fundamentals combined with personal mentoring and fun, experiential activities, which include a steady stream of events connecting students with the entrepreneurial world of Silicon Valley. Each student will create a business, or refine their existing business, over the duration of the program, which culminates with a business pitch competition to a panel of venture capitalists, where students have the opportunity to obtain funding for their business.