The
Experience

💫 Your curiosity sets the direction.
⚡️ Our support accelerates your growth.

The Residency is designed to develop

Our Ideal Graduate

Critical Thinker

Someone who can think critically about new ideas. They do not blindly accept the status quo. They seek truth.

Curious Learner

Someone who is able to understand and master any topic they desire.

Emotionally Intelligent Collaborator

Someone who can work effectively with anyone to achieve a shared goal.

Value Creator

Someone who envisions new opportunities and is able to bring those visions to life.

Resilient Leader

Someone who overcomes hurdles and acts on imperfect information in order to keep themselves and their team moving forward.

Adaptable Futurist

Someone who is able to change with the times while building for their desired future.

We leverage the science of learning

Core to the Learning Experience

Project-Based Learning

What it is.
Also known as "learning by doing" & "action learning", project-based learning occurs when learners are working on real-world problems.

Why do it.
Research shows that by actively building their knowledge, project-based learners are more likely to develop a deeper & longer lasting understanding.

AI Supported Learning

What it is.
Artificial intelligence (AI), is a computer that has some level of intelligence. Large language models are a type of AI that will dramatically transform education.

Why do it.
1-1 tutoring has been proven to be the most effective way for individuals to learn. With AI, everyone with compute can access a world class, personalized tutor.

Peer Learning

What it is.
Peer learning occurs when learners collaborate with and teach one another.

Why do it.
Research shows that peer learning can increase learning outcomes, improve communication & teamwork skills, and learners can accomplish more.

Instead of grades, GPAs, and degrees

There are 3 Requirements

1. 

Build a Solution

Residents are always working towards building at least one solution to a problem that someone in the world faces. Startups begin with solving problems.

2. 

Learn New Skills

Residents participate in peer learning sessions where a group of residents learn a new skill together.

3. 

Maintain a Portfolio

Skill based hiring is becoming common among employers. Portfolios > Degrees when it comes to demonstrating skills.

Mentors

Getting expert insights into any domain is one of the most efficient ways to learn.

Whether residents want to better understand artificial intelligence or want help raising their Series A, we have an expert who they can call.

Coaches

Coaches focus on strengthening resident's internal motivation & unblocking any social-emotional hurdles that stop residents from reaching their goals.

The coach can kick the resident out of the program if the coach determines that a resident is not making reasonable progress on their goals.

Housing

Residents live together so that they can constantly be surrounded by the builder energy, making life long friends.

With firsthand experience co-living ourselves, we have more surprises in store to ensure a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Stipend

[not included yet - this is our goal]

Each resident receives $3,000 every trimester to spend as needed.

If additional funds are needed by the cohort, we have a network of investors they can pitch.

Coworking Space

Your environment is everything. It influences productivity, creativity, and happiness. In the coworking space, residents are surrounded by motivated individuals working on a variety of projects.

We require use of the coworking space in order to maximize the opportunity for serendipitous interactions that can lead to novel ideas and collaborations.

Accountability

Pairs of residents learn new topics together by participating in peer learning sessions which involve cultivating the motivation to learn, teaching each other, and reflecting on feedback.

Our approach is inspired by Sahil Bloom and Richard Feynman’s technique to learn anything.

Community

Residents participate in several bonding experiences throughout the year with their peers, such as hackathons and dinners!

Residents attend mixers with UC Berkeley student clubs and attend networking events in San Francisco.