Apple on Monday announced the launch of its new Apple Entrepreneur Camp for organizations founded and led by women. The new camp offers an intensive technology lab, specialized support for app developers, and ongoing mentoring.
“Apple is committed to helping more women assume leadership roles across the tech sector and beyond,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re proud to help cultivate female leadership in the app development community with the new Apple Entrepreneur Camp, and we’re inspired both by the incredible work that’s already happening, and what’s sure to come.”
Apple Entrepreneur Camp consists of an immersive technology lab, as well as mentorship, education, and support. Selected organizations receive:
- One-on-one code-level guidance from Apple engineers at a two-week technology lab in Cupertino, California.
- Ongoing support from an Apple Developer representative for at least one year.
- One year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.
- Up to two tickets to WWDC for the woman* founder, co-founder, or CEO and woman developer.
- Access to the Apple Entrepreneur Camp alumni network, a world-class group of inspiring and ambitious senior women leaders.
Eligibility is limited to:
- Your organization must have:
- A woman founder, co-founder, or CEO;
- A woman developer proficient in Swift or Objective-C; and
- A developed app or functional build created for any platform that you can demo live.
- You must be 18 years of age or older and proficient in English.
- The woman founder, co-founder, or CEO, the woman developer, and another employee (if applicable) must be 18 years of age or older, proficient in English, and able to attend together for the entire two-week lab.
- Attendees must be able to bring their own laptop to work on their code in the lab.
Sessions of the Entrepreneur Camp are scheduled for:
- January 28–February 8, 2019
- April 1–12, 2019
- July 22–August 2, 2019
- October 14–25, 2019
While the initial camp will be limited to 10 companies, the three following camps will allow 20 app companies to attend. Companies will be allowed to send three employees to Cupertino.
The two week program includes an intensive, hands-on technology lab working one-on-one with Apple experts and engineers. Participants will also meet with Apple executives and leaders on a variety of topics, such as the latest advances in machine learning and augmented reality. At the conclusion of the lab participants will have the opportunity to present their progress, get feedback, and chat with some of Apple’s senior women leaders.
For more information, or to apply, visit the Apple Entrepreneur Camp website.