Frequent Inquiries

Your Pressing Inquiries,



Q: How long are the Startup52 bootcamps?

A: The duration of our bootcamp sessions differ, but on average, they run from Four to Six Weeks

Q: How many bootcamp sessions do you run a year?

A: It varies. Please refer to the schedule for appropriate dates

Q: How much does each bootcamp session cost?

A: Tuition varies by programs and packages. While some bootcamp sessions are cheaper than others, the minimum  cost for tuition and housing combined is $8,000.

Q: Does Startup52 provide Housing for Participants?

A: Startup52 provides shared housing for participants for the duration of the program and is included in the fees. We provide housing for our students because of the structure of our programs.

Q: How much does Startup52 shared housing cost?

A: The cost is embedded in your fees. There is no additional cost after fees are paid. Students are however responsible for their meals.

Q: Is it mandatory to live within the Startup52 housing?

A: Yes. This helps us avoid disrupting the structure of the program. Some sessions run late into the night, while others may start as early as 4am on some days.

Q: Do you offer application fee waivers?

A: We believe that everyone who has an interest in what we offer deserves a chance. We also know that not everyone who has the passion and enthusiasm needed to succeed in out bootcamps may have the means to afford it. As such, we offer few application fee waivers on a case-by-case basis, to those who request it and prove that they cannot afford it.

Q: When will the tuition need to be paid by?

A: Tuition MUST be completed before an official Letter of Invitation and Acceptance is issued. Students have the option of deferring acceptance letters for up to TWO future sessions. After which, applicant would have to reapply. We encourage everyone to pay tuition and fees as soon as possible. The earlier admitted applicants can reserve a seat, the earlier we can form teams to prepare for the bootcamp.

Q: When will the $500 non-refundable deposit need to be submitted by?

A: The non-refundable deposit is due TWO WEEKS after acceptance letter is emailed. Admitted participants will need to pay for the tuition in full before Official Invitation Letter is sent. If you are having difficulties paying the tuition, please email us. We highly encourage all bootcamp participants to pay the entire fees at the earliest possible date. Banks often charge wiring fees for each transaction. Admitted participants are highly encouraged to pay via PAYPAL or wire the full tuition in one transaction at the earliest possible date rather than wiring the $500 deposit and remainder separately. We will begin forming teams as soon as we receive the full tuition amounts. Admitted participants will NOT be assigned to teams until they have paid their full tuition for the bootcamp.

Q: How do I pay for the bootcamp?

A: Please pay via PAYPAL or email us about wiring your payment.

Q: How can admitted bootcamp participants apply for a scholarship?

A: There is no application process for the scholarships. Startup52 requires that applicants interested in scholarship write a paragraph explaining why they deserve the scholarship. Awardees are selected based on their application, essay and the global impact of their proposed startup or project ideas. Sometimes we request further information from selected potential recipients to help us make final decisions on scholarship awards.

Q: Besides grants and scholarships, how else can I save money?

A: Through bootcamp packages. Buying our program packages will help you save on application fees, multiple embassy interviews, and offers you discounted rates on combined sessions.

Q: Does Startup52 provide a Certificate of Accomplishment?

A: Startup52 will provide certificates of accomplishments upon completion of any bootcamp session.

Q: What is a typical day like?

A: Our schedule fluctuates from day to day, but participants are engaged for 10 to 15 hours a day, six to seven days a week. We start at different times of the day, sometimes as early at 4am or as late as noon at other times. This is why housing at Startup52 is very important.

Time is spent building startups and/or projects, working with mentors, shadowing startups and small businesses, listening to established guest speakers, networking and on other relevant projects to help you achieve.

Q: How does the program end?

A: By the end of the bootcamp, participants apply what they have learned, and pitch their startups/projects on Showcase Day to peers, guests and potential investors.

Q: What sort of visa do I need for the Startup52 Bootcamp?

A: We recommend that you to check with the U.S. consulate in your country to about the type of visa you will need. The visa may depend on your situation. If your country has a visa waiver agreement with the U.S., you may not need a visa to attend the bootcamp. If you are currently a student, they may recommend that you apply for a tourist visa. But, if you are currently working or have your own business, they may recommend that you apply for a B1 temporary business visitor visa.

We provide invitation letters to fully paid and admitted applicants if you let us know. However, we cannot issue an I-20 student visa for international students coming for the bootcamp.

Q: Where should I stay during the bootcamp?

A: All admitted students will stay at the Startup52 housing. We will process your housing request only after we receive your deposit for the Bootcamp. Hence, please send in your deposit as soon as possible.

Q: How much is the cost of travel?

A: We admit students from all parts of the world. The cost of traveling to our location in New York will depend on your current location. We encourage you to check online travel comparison websites to find an estimate for the travel costs.

Q: What other expenses are there?

A: You only need to worry about travel to and from New York, accommodation and feeding. We also recommend that participants buy both travel and health insurance for the duration of their stay.

Q: Where can I buy travel and health insurance?

A: There are several travel and health insurance companies that offer low and affordable insurance rates. A quick search on Google is a great place to start. Some travel agents or agencies offer these services and/or referrals.

Q: What happens when I arrive from a different country?

A: We understand that New York is a big city and sometimes difficult for visitors to navigate. As such, for international participants staying at Startup52 housing, we arrange to pick you up from the airport, to ease any inconveniences.

Q: I do not see any information here about the Startup52X Accelerator?

A: For questions or more info about Startup52X Accelerator, please visit the Accelerator page – for more details

Q: What if I have other questions?

A: If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please email for more info


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