Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp

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Students ages 10-17 can learn about computer science, programming, and how to start-up your own software/app business and build entrepreneurial & coding skills, for FREE!

Join a brand new session of the Silicon Valley Young Coder’s Club: Startup Bootcamp at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, beginning April 15, 2017.



Students ages 10–17 will become motivated about technology while developing computer science fundamentals and learning about how to launch their own startup. The bootcamp is divided into three modules:

  • Session 1: Entrepreneurship 101: Learn the skills needed to turn passions into a business opportunity.
  • Session 2: Product Development: Work with mentors and learn how to develop and pitch startup ideas.
  • Session 3: Silicon Valley Annual Tech Day: Pitch start-up ideas in front of Silicon Valley’s top tech leaders for a chance to win $1,000 to fund it!

Students can bring a laptop from home, or the library will provide one for use during the class.



The Young Coders Club will meet weekly, on Saturdays, starting April 15, through June 3, 2017 at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library. April sessions run from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. May sessions run from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Please call 1-408-294-1237 for more information. Check out our event listings for additional date and time information.



Lochan Narvekar spent 10+ years as an Enterprise Software Architect at a Silicon Valley company before entering the field of Enterprise Data Management. He also loves to dabble in the field of data management in his spare time. He has worked at several Silicon Valley startups and launched one himself. Lochan is actively involved in "Project Navjivan", which is aimed at empowering children of migrant workers in India. He is also involved with the group "Volunteers – SouthBay" who prepare and deliver meals every weekend to people experiencing homelessness in the larger bay area.

Archana Kulkarni has worked as developer for the past 10 years. She likes to volunteer in school classrooms for art projects and science labs.

Madhan Rangaswamy is the CTO of a bay area startup, Tiquant, which specializes in Smart City and IOT solutions. In the past he has worked in companies like Apple, HP, and Symantec, managing teams building large scale web and mobile applications. He is also actively involved in advising many startups on their UX and Technical architecture strategies.



Module 1: Entrepreneurship 101 at Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch
Saturdays, April 15- 29 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

April 15:

  • What is creativity? What sparked Facebook, Google, and others? What is my passion?

April 22:

  • Behavior traits for a successful entrepreneur

April 29:

  • Turning your passion into a business opportunity.
  • Do what you love and create a new future.
  • Can my passion create money? Is money needed? What is the business opportunity?


Module 2: Product Development at Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch
Saturdays, May 6 - June 3 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

May 6
  • Steps needed for your startup: 1,2,3 GO!
  • Learn the possibilities of what a startup can generate.
  • Make the world better, get acquired, initial public offering (IPO), etc.
  • How do you price your product? How do you plan your first and second year of operation?
  • Module 2: Overview of Android & iOS development

May 13

  • Financials of the business opportunity
  • Module 2: Designing your UI/Screens
May 20
  • Presentation skills, successful pitches, and what ideas got funded
  • Showcasing the pitch template
  • Implementing Application Activity
  • Module 2: Implementing Application Functionality 
May 27
  • Tweaking business plans and getting them presentation ready.
  • Module 2: Connecting to API libraries, testing, finishing, uploading

June 3
  • Twelve teams pitch to a panel of VCs / Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with one emerging as the top startup idea.


Module 3: Silicon Valley Annual Tech Day at Seven Teens Branch
Saturday, June 10 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Students will have an opportunity to hear from Silicon Valley Industry Executives, Women in Technology Executives, Young Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley, and Tech Policy Leaders/ Elected Officials of Silicon Valley.

Every team will get to showcase their product as part of the demo time at the beginning of the day. At the Startup Pitch Fest grand finale, the top 3 teams (selected by their instructors) from every location of Young Coders Club will pitch in front of a panel of Venture Capitalist judges and compete for best prototype/project. The winning team will receive startup seed funding.


this looks amazing!

Can I still join if I missed the first meeting? Do I have to sign-up anywhere?

Hi, can I still join? Sincerely, Adarsh

Hello. Is it too late to join if I missed Moduel 1?

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