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Where the most ambitious teens learn 21st Century life skills

Prequel teaches teens critical life skills they don't learn in school. Taught by leading experts at the forefront of innovation.

Enrolling middle and high school students

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World-Class Instructors

We bring experts and professionals from some of the world's leading organizations to spearhead our bootcamps.

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How Prequel helps teens STAND OUT

Real-World Complexity

Instead of abstract theory and textbooks, learn by building and creating in the real world.

Ambitious Peers

Build a community of like-minded friends excited to level up and grow together.

Leading Experts

Get inspired by accomplished role models and discover infinite possibilities to make an impact.

We take teens from potential to progress.

We believe that society underestimates what ambitious teens can achieve.

Starting now, teens can find what they're passionate about and accelerate their careers by getting hands-on experience through one of our bootcamps - instead of waiting to "grow up".


Our Programs

We work with multiple experts from every domain to craft passion-led bootcamps that have helped hundreds of students find and fulfill their potential.

Prequel Climate

A bootcamp for teens who care deeply about the climate crisis and want to take build solutions now.

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Prequel Coding

A bootcamp for builders and innovators, where students learn software engineering and technical skills that will help them ship real products.

Coming Soon

Prequel Product Design

A bootcamp for designers and makers, where students give form to the future and learn the skills that will help them create world-changing innovations.

Coming Soon

Can't decide?


Our Instructors

We believe that in order to become the best in the world, you need to surround yourself with those that you aspire to become. This is why all our bootcamps are taught by industry professionals, successful entrepreneurs, or experts at the top of their fields such as PhDs, MDs, and MBAs.

Connie Lo

Co-Founder at Three Ships, Forbes 30 under 30

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Khaled Hussein

Co-Founder of Betterleap, Stipple Ventures, & Tilt (acquired by Airbnb)

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Zi Gao

Co-Founder at rideBelay & Engineering Fellow at Kleiner Perkins

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Matt Salsamendi

Co-Founder & Head of Product at Mixer (Acquired by Microsoft)

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Sujude Dalieh

Investor at Jazz Venture Partners

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Kimberly Pringle

Director of Growth Accounts at Instacart, previously at Amazon and Google

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Saba Rawjani

Product Manager at Rightway Healthcare

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Chris Lu

Co-founder & CTO at Copy.ai with over $13.9 in funding

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Ikenna Enwere

Associate at McKinsey, Harvard MPA, & Wharton MBA

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Rachel Marincola

Engineer #10 at DoorDash, now Khan Academy

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Colson Donohue

Software Engineer at Meta

Jessie Duan

Chief of Staff at Roblox, previously Engineering Manager at Quora

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Claire Ho

Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley

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Elena Jean

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Conservationist

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Henry Shi

Co-Founder & CTO at SnapCommerce with over $1 Billion in sales

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What to Expect

Find your program.

Explore your interests and passions with one of our upcoming bootcamps.

Reserve your spot.

Complete an application and tell us why you want to join the program.

Develop real-world skills that matter.

Level up with 21st Century life skills that help you stand out and get ahead.


We help students accelerate their careers by a decade.

Rishi Kothari

In summer 2020, Prequel alumnus Rishi Kothari co-founded HerdSocial, a community startup aimed at productivity recuperation.

After BETA Camp, Rishi and his team have raised over $1.6 million in funding for his new startup, Otto.

Read Rishi's story →

Jane Wu

During Prequel, Jane Wu explored her passion for product design. She leveraged her connections with Prequel mentors to land an internship at Many Creators, a TikTok design agency based in Amsterdam. Today, Jane leads her own creative design agency focused on GenZ brands.

Read Jane's story →

Caitlyn Obrero

Caitlyn Obrero used her experience at Prequel to explore her interest in engineering and coding. Coming from a family of nurses, she thought that was her only path forward. Today, she is a Materials Science and Engineering student at NC State University and major scholarship recipient.

Read Caitlyn's story →


What parents & students are saying

"I never thought that a 16-year-old high schooler could become an entrepreneur in a business world dominated by adults with degrees. However, at BETA Camp I acquired business and technology skills from industry professionals then co-founded SteerClear."

-Michelle, Student

"Connecting with others who are all as interested as I am in this field was one of the best feelings, especially when able to challenge my limits alongside them. "

-Cianna, Student

“My daughter loved Prequel. She's learning real-world problem solving, communication, and ideation skills that aren't honed in schools. She is emerging with newfound confidence and important skills for the future. Really impressed by the program.”

-Kayla, Parent of Emily

“My daughter went from struggling to find her place in extracurriculars to landing an internship with a global startup based in Amsterdam through Prequel connections and launching her own graphic design agency."

-Jeff, Parent of Jane

“I am extremely excited about Prequel and the challenge that this learning process represents to our kids. My son shared his TikTok content with me and I was amazed by the business ideas, the product, and all the world behind the production of this content. This is a real taste of the real world."

-Maribel, Parent of Luis

“My son learned a lot from connecting with mentors and colleagues. He is very excited in setting up a startup company with his friends. He is very engaged in BETA Camp activities and the virtual program has surpassed all my expectations of virtual programming.”

-Judy, Parent of Andy

“Prequel has been an excellent outlet for my daughter to express her creativity and work with others who share the same interests."

-Michelle, Parent of Danielle

"Prequel's exposure to incredible speakers in leadership positions of the world's greatest companies opened up a world of possibilities for me, painting a clearer picture of future roles I can now work towards."

-Sarah, Student

"At Prequel, we're constantly put in situations where we have to work with new people. We need to push each other if we want to maximize our potential."

-Aayan, Student

"I liked that at Investing Bootcamp, you don't learn by listening to a lecture, you learn by actually completing real-world case studies. This makes learning investing very fun."

-Erick, Student

“Prequel is building future leaders. As the world evolves, the work environment and job availability are going to change. Some jobs are going to be obsolete. AI is going to change the world in unprecedented ways. Who is going to succeed then? - leaders and people who are willing to take the risk and imagine. Prequel is a stepping stone towards this thought process.”

-Maya, Parent of Eric

"Prequel really opened up my mind to new opportunities I would never have been exposed to during school. It gave me confidence in myself that I can achieve anything I set my mind to."

-Zoya, Student


Questions?

What ages can enroll in Prequel?

Prequel programs are for ambitious middle and high school students in grades 8-12. We accept students from anywhere in the world. All you need is access to a computer and internet connection. We use our application process to get to know you and make sure the program is right for you. Read about our past students' success stories here.

What will students learn?

Students will learn important 21st Century skills. Our program covers business strategies & models, choosing customers, ideation, hypothesis testing, user research, finding product market fit, pitching, and much more.

How long does a bootcamp last?

Each bootcamp length varies based on the program content and time of year. During the school year, most programs run for one semester. In the summer, programs run between 2-6 weeks. Check out our program pages to find out the length of the program that interests you.

What are your instructor's qualifications?

Prequel programs are taught by industry experts and leaders in their field. For example, our entrepreneurship program is taught by startup founders and CEOs who have scaled their companies to millions in revenue. We work with professionals who are working every day in the field we're teaching to ensure that all students are learning the most important and up-to-date knowledge and skills. Our instructors are not teachers, they are industry experts who live and breathe their fields every day.


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