Who should apply

International founders and business teams who are interested in expanding to the US in the close future, or have recently opened a US office. Participants in our program can range between sessions, from batches of pre-revenue startups to companies who have already secured funding and have a pilot product on the market.

Upcoming Sessions


July 30th - August 25th

Mind the bridge Startup School Application
July 30th – August 17th, San Francisco Session
August 20-25th, London Session

How to apply?
For each Startup School session, there will be a live application page at Interested applicants may submit their statement of purpose, business idea, and CV for review by Mind the Bridge. After completing the application, you will be contacted for a phone interview to continue the selection process.
Tuition Fees
Tuition fees vary based on the length and activities of the program ($5,000-10,000). Tuition fees do no cover travel for our San Francisco/London programs.
Tuition fees for Startup School do not include housing or food. San Francisco can be crazy expensive these days, so participants should budget at least $1,500 for a shared room. Mind the Bridge can put you in contact with our partner “startup house” (budget $1,500-$1,800 /mo), or help find other housing after you have confirmed your participation.

Partner Organizations offering grants:

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Terms of use

The service that Mind the Bridge provides to users is subject to the following terms of use:

  • Attendance to modules is mandatory

  • We reserve the right to choose the projects that will be presenting during our public Gym Sessions (pitches)
  • English fluency is mandatory. You’ll be required to provide your TOEFL score (min 100/120) .

Participants who do not have a TOEFL certificate or equivalent will be assessed by a certified teacher ($50 fee).