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Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Apply Now for a 99U Pop-Up School Scholarship!


Do you have a killer start-up idea? Are you ready to ramp up your idea execution skills so that you can get moving on it? In partnership with the Samsung Accelerator, we’re seeking to identify the next wave of young entrepreneurs and equip them with the skills they need to succeed at the 99U Pop-Up School, this Sept 18-20th in New York.

What we’re looking for:

We’re seeking 25 emerging entrepreneurs with great ideas and a passion for action to be part of our 99U “Class of 2013.”

What the winners will get:

  • One complimentary all-access pass to the 99U Pop-Up School on Sept 18-20, 2013. The program will include talks from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal,  Start With Why author Simon Sinek, Behance co-founder Scott Belsky, entrepreneur and author Gary Vaynerchuk, former Apple marketing exec Allison Johnson, and many more. Learn more.
  • Opportunity to lead small sessions at the Pop-Up School. As part of the programming, we’re organizing an “unconference” inside of the Pop-Up School to facilitate advice exchange between attendees. Winners will have an opportunity to lead discussions here and share their personal insights.
  • Invitation to a private cocktail event at the Samsung Accelerator in New York. Winners will meet and connect with Samsung executives and intrapreneurs building products for Samsung devices.

How to apply:

Applications for the Class of 2013 Scholarships are open as of today, August 12th, 2013. Applications will close on August 25th, 2013.

The 25 winners will be announced on, or by, September 4th, 2013 here on and be notified via email.

All applications will be governed by our official rules. View the official application rules here.

Apply Now –>

This Scholarship program is presented in partnership with the Samsung Accelerator in New York, a start-up incubator committed to helping young entrepreneurs build the next big thing. 
Follow us @samsungaccel.


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  • Jackie Lam

    This looks awesome! Any chance you’ll be doing one on the West Coast?

    • Sasha

      Unfortunately we lack the major resources ($$$$$$$) it takes to put on things like this outside of NYC, and we don’t believe in franchising, so not any time soon.

  • Wendy Smits

    Why….Do I constantly see that all the great events are in America… Why!? :'(

  • How It Started

    Hello Guys, Do you have any similar opps like this in London? I’d love to get involved in anything 99u

  • Bergman84

    I applied but didn’t get a email confirmation…is that normal?

    • Sasha

      Totally normal! Emails will be sent out by Sept. 4th to let you know if you were accepted or not.

      • Bergman84


  • Shep Bryan

    I just found this website and this article, and I’m intrigued as well as bothered that I missed the deadline. Is there any chance I can submit an application after the fact? This seems like an awesome opportunity to grow as a young entrepreneur (as well as network, network, network).

  • rmbpearson

    Why does it have to be only the “YOUNG” people?

  • CeciliaDC

    i hope you have this one for this year. :)

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