Founders who participated in our Accelerator repeatedly told us how valuable the connections were that they made with other founders. So we thought why not develop a program that does just that. Our DSH Experiences bring founders together to bode connections, learn from each other and pave the way for great things.

Experience your industry in a whole new way

Our Pop-Up Experiences provide a unique environment for founders to get the most from collaboration and connection with other founders. Each Experience spans 2 weeks and focuses on startups in a particular industry.

Founders reside together for the duration of the Experience. Each Experience takes place in a different city, where up to 15 founders are selected to attend. The DSH team facilitates light programming and activities, including industry speakers and special events.

With each Experience, one lucky founder is selected to attend free of charge.

Not only do our Experiences provide founders with a way to connect and grow their startup, but they are a prime way to get exposure to the DSH team in a less intensive setting, for those who are interested in applying to our Accelerator program.

We look for:

  • Exceptional People
  • Extraordinary, Out-of-the-Box and Unconventional Ideas
  • Startups in specific industries

An Overview of Our Experiences

5-15 founders will attend each Experience. Participants will live amongst other founders to foster innovation and an expansion of ideas. Still have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Click on the button below to view our upcoming DSH Experiences.

2 Weeks in an Awesome City
Pillow included: Stay on-site in a DSH Pop-up Startup House
Get exposed to VCs and Investors
Meet top CEOs & founders from around the world
No boring lectures! Learn from industry leaders
Connect, collaborate and innovate with other founders

Upcoming DSH Pop-Up Experiences

Applications are currently being accepted for our 2023 Experiences.

Draper Startup House Pop Up Experience in Los Angeles


March 12-25, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

Join us for an amazing two weeks in Los Angeles, California. Network with other consumer & retail startup founders and get a taste of DSH. Deadline to apply: February 12, 2023.

Denver Co DSH Startup Experience


April 16-29, 2023
Denver, CO

Where better to spend two weeks in April than with the stunning ‘scapes of Denver, CO. Get a taste of all that DSH has to offer & learn from other founders’ experiences. Deadline to apply: March 16, 2023.

Miami Blockchain Startup Experience


May 12-25, 2023
Miami, FL

Blockchain is the future of finance and so much more. Join us in Miami, FL for an unforgettable two weeks. Network with other blockchain startup founders. Extra bonus: partake in the 3 day Blockchain conference, held in Miami during your stay. Deadline to apply: April 12, 2023.

NYC Startup Experience


June 11-24, 2023
New York, NY

We’re living in a post-Covid world. The Future of Work is changing. Meet and network with other innovators at the crux of this change. Deadline to apply: May 11, 2023.

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