About Basecamp

Basecamp is a transformative educational program that will provide ​select high school students with the education, mentorship, and resources to become successful entrepreneurs and innovators. ​Students will come in with an idea ​and ​leave with a startup! ​The program is open to all high school students.

Students will gain access to DMZ resources, mentorship, and on-demand learning within specialized topics such as design, 3D printing, web and application​ development and more.

This a 6-weeks intensive program that will run from July 4th to August 12th. Deadline is Wednesday June 29 at 11:59 pm. Click here for more information!

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What Does Basecamp Provide?


Over the 6 weeks, students will be in the Launch Zone and learn various entrepreneurial and business concepts. The first 2 weeks will be focused on refining the business model & accomplishing customer discovery.    

Mentors and Advisors

Full time mentors from different fields (i.e. creative, technology, and business) will be available to guide students through the process of creating a successful venture. These networks will be invaluable for both their personal and professional development.

On-demand Learning

Students will also have access to a wide range of support and opportunities from the DMZ and the Ryerson community. Students will also be offered additional learning technical skills such as web and mobile development, design, and social media analytics when necessary.

How Do I Apply?

The program will run from July 4th to August 12th and the deadline is Wednesday June 29 at 11:59 pm. Please complete this form to apply for our 2016 cohort. To read about our 2015 participants, click here.

I Have Questions!

Take a look at our FAQs, and if you still have questions, feel free to drop us a line using the contact form below.

For parents, you can find more detailed information here.

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