Prequel's Investing Bootcamp is where ambitious teens get a head start in the world of investing and a career in finance.
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Previous instructors have worked at some of Wall Street's most prestigious firms.
Most adults don't understand personal finance and the value of compounding, diversification, and index funds. We cover these principles in the first lesson - but go far beyond them.
At Prequel's Investing Bootcamp, teens are trained like an analyst at a top Wall Street firm. Students develop marketable career skills like the ability to analyze investments across asset classes, research companies, synthesize recommendations, and deliver effective presentations.
At Prequel, you are not just learning what investing is about, you are doing it firsthand, with real-world simulations and the tools that professionals in the industry use.
You will develop an investor mindset and a wider understanding of the business world, the economy, industries, and market trends. Developing these critical thinking skills so early in life will allow for greater opportunities in capturing investment and business opportunities.
You'll interact with finance pros from some of the world's most prominent financial institutions and learn about their career paths in investment banking, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and more. We also expose students to the future of banking and fintech startups to show students the limitless possibilities in this field.
These are experts you’ll not only learn from but also have in your network for future internships and jobs.
Learn the frameworks, tools, and strategies that top professional investors use every day in their jobs and personally build wealth through a range of different types of investments.
In the 30 hours of live interactive sessions, you'll analyze real investments, research real companies, present your findings, and get feedback from our mentors who do this day in and day out.
You will track your simulation portfolio over the course of the 10 weeks and apply your learnings each week to adjust your holdings. At the end of the program, create a strategic and informed investment memo to begin building your own investment portfolio alongside your parents. Finally, get mentorship on the next steps in continuing your finance journey and obtaining a finance internship!
The Investing Bootcamp incorporates dozens of mentors and guest speakers from some of the most prominent financial institutions in the world. Past guest speakers have included:
Associate, General Atlantic
Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Investor, Mechanism Capital
Founder of Finance Interview Coach & Principal at Apex Advisory
The Investing Bootcamp is led by Josh Jia, founder of Finance Interview Coach, the world's #1 interview coaching service for students and professionals in finance. Josh has taught investment banking at top global institutions like Princeton, Wharton, UCLA, Queen's University, and others.
During his time in investment banking and private equity, Josh worked on transactions like the $300 Million IPO of Sleep Country, and the $156 Million acquisition of Atlas Paper. Today, Josh is a Principal at Apex Advisory and a financial modeling analyst with the Financial Modeling Institute.
If you had invested just $100 in the S&P 500 in 1950, that $100 would have grown to $219,000 today. Investing small amounts over time can yield huge returns in the long run due to compounding returns.
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Join a group of current and future investing leaders in the Investing Bootcamp. The Bootcamp runs Oct 8 - Dec 10 2022.
"The instructors created an amazing environment where I felt comfortable learning new skills and wasn't afraid to fail at them. I really appreciate that!"
"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. "
“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
“BETA Camp and Investing Bootcamp taught my daughter skills that she would only get the opportunity to learn after university. Now she wants to take every program from Prequel.”
-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 was so excited each evening he finished the program. He learned a ton and the Investing Bootcamp fueled his passion for investment and finance.”
-Chris, Parent of Ben
"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."
"The highlight of the Investing Bootcamp was talking to a lot of professionals in finance. This showed me what a future career in finance could look like and what I need to do now to get there."
"In Prequel’s Investing Bootcamp, my favorite part was learning about venture capital, private equity, and investment banking from the guest speakers. I learned so much about finance and investing through the program."
"I liked that in the 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."
“I never expected learning so much information in one bootcamp - the Investing Bootcamp is very much worth it."
“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
In summer 2020, BETA Camp alumnus Rishi Kothari co-founded HerdSocial, a community startup aimed at productivity recuperation.
To date, Rishi and his team have raised over $1.6 million in funding.
During BETA Camp, 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.
After participating in the Investing Bootcamp, Bianca opened her own brokerage account alongside her parents so she could start investing in the stock market. She used what she learned in the program to find, analyze, and buy her first stocks.
$1,994 for 3 month bootcamp. Includes:
Who can join?
The Investing Bootcamp is for ambitious middle and high school students in grades 8-12. We accept students from anywhere in the world as long as you can participate in our live workshops. All you need is access to a computer and internet connection.
What is the schedule?
The Investing Bootcamp runs from October 8 - December 10 with live sessions on Saturdays from 12 - 3 pm EST. The on-demand content and projects can be completed on student's own schedule. Support from the program team is available throughout the whole duration of the program 24/7.
Why does it cost $1,994?
We’ve worked with world-class experts to develop and teach every part of the curriculum offering you opportunities that you will not get anywhere else. This program will help you gain an unfair advantage in building wealth, getting internships, and in any future endeavors.
1. Get a head start with investing and building wealth. Starting your investment strategy at age 15 instead of age 25 can mean over $1M more in net worth by the time you retire. Learn about how you can build a better financial future by investing a few hundred dollars a month.
2. Get a head start in the finance industry. The average business student in college or university do not know the skills that you will learn in the Investing Bootcamp. You will have an unfair advantage in landing that competitive finance internship.
3. The world is driven by Fintech innovations. Some of the smartest people in the world today are driving the future of our financial system. A financial system moves the economy, allows for loans that drive business growth, and creates payment infrastructure that moves commerce and retail.
By learning about the banking and finance, you learn about how the world works. By understanding how the world works today, students are more prepared for careers of the future. Finance coaching at this caliber costs thousands of dollars. The program includes 30 hours of live workshops, 10 hours of video content, and 10-20 hours of project-based learning, making the program cost around $40/hour. We also offer financial assistance to families whose combined annual household income is less than $100,000 US/year.
How long does the bootcamp last?
The bootcamp runs from October 8 - December 10 with weekly sessions every Saturday. There will be no live session on Saturday, November 26 for US Thanksgiving Holiday.
How much financial aid do you offer and who qualifies?
We offer financial assistance that covers 20% - 80% of the fees for eligible students. We ask that families please apply based on their current needs - typically, financial assistance is offered to families whose combined annual household income is less than $100,000 USD per year. You can apply for financial assistance while applying for the program.
Do you offer refunds?
While we think you will fall in love with Prequel programs, if it isn't for you, we will provide a full refund within the first two weeks of the program. To be eligible, you must demonstrate that you have given the program a real shot by attending the first 2 workshops and completing the first 2 assignments. After that, if it turns out the Investing Bootcamp is not for you, you may cancel and apply for a full refund by reaching out to [email protected] before October 17, 2022.
What is the class size?
The class size is typically 30 - 50 students.
What do students do during the workshops?
During the live, 3 hour sessions, students will participate in interactive activities to solidify their learning. They will work in teams to complete real-world projects that relate to the content they are learning that day. For example, students will complete a stock case study, where they are asked to analyze 3 stocks, and make a recommendation for which to buy based on a multitude of metrics. They will prepare a presentation on their choice and present it in front of a mentor. Before and after each session, students will complete on-demand video lessons and additional projects to further their learning.
What Investment Philosophy do you teach?
We focus on value investing as an investment strategy in the Investing Bootcamp. We help students learn how to find and pick stocks that appear to be undervalued relative to their intrinsic value. We teach concepts and frameworks like relative valuation, bottoms-up analysis, and top-down analysis that help students to fundamentally analyze their investment decisions. Throughout the program, we emphasize the advantages of long-term investing, having a buy and hold mentality, and how to be patient as an investor. We discuss the risks of and caution against day trading, options trading, and other high risk investment types - we discuss how this is best left to professionals and has a very high chance of losing money. We also emphasize learning about the risks of investing, the fact that nothing is guaranteed in investing, and the importance of having a strong personal budget before starting to invest.
Have a different question not answered above?
Please email our Program Director at [email protected] and she'll be happy to answer your question.
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