Apple is launching a new Entrepreneur Camp that’s specifically designed to help app-driven organizations founded and led by women.
The two-week technology lab, which takes place in Apple’s home town of Cupertino, offers one-on-one coding guidance from Apple experts and engineers, as well as “mentorship, inspiration, and insights from top Apple leaders.”
Research shows that women face unique challenges in technology, Apple says. That’s especially true when starting and leading companies. That’s why it created the Entrepreneur Camp with a goal to helping entrepreneurs as they build new apps.
Apple Entrepreneurship Camp
The camp promises “unprecedented access to Apple engineers and leaders,” reads a new page on Apple’s website. Those who attend will get the chance to take part in one-on-one sessions to “significantly accelerate” app development, and to meet with Apple executives and leaders.
They’ll get the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics, such as the latest advancements in machine learning and augmented reality. And when it’s all over, attendees will be able to present their progress, receive feedback, and chat with some of Apple’s senior women leaders.
The camp offers some other benefits, too, including a free one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program, which allows you to submit apps to the App Store and access beta software, and ongoing support from an Apple Developer representative.
Perhaps most exciting is the promise of tickets to the next Worldwide Developers Conference.
How to apply
You can get the details on eligibility requirements and the application process on Apple’s website.
Up to three members of the same company may attend the event, but at least one must be a woman developer, and one must be the woman founder, co-founder, or CEO. The third member of the team may be any gender, Apple says.