}Startup Academy 2

Kickstart a startup idea through business, web development, python, and graphics design!

Startup Academy 2 - Course Overview

July 25 - August 5 | Pleasanton, CA

July 26 - August 6 | Cupertino, CA

No Experience Necessary

All curriculum for this bootcamp are designed for beginners. The students should come to be creative, motivated, and eager to learn!

Personalized education

Our bootcamp, designed for 6th - 12th graders, simulate the format of college courses. Lessons are taught by the instructor to the whole class in both an in-person and online setting. Smaller workshop sections led by TA's will clarify and work through any questions, and facilitate brainstorming, problem solving, and designing sessions.

Project Based Curriculum

We emphasize having students learn through hands-on projects and problem sets. By the end of the bootcamp, they will have created their own website with animations, data analytics program, poster, and business plan!

Make Real Money

The main objective for students will be to start their own registered business that will make money. Students will form into teams and compete against each other to see who can make the most revenue and impact with their businesses. Winning team of this competition will receive $500 as funds to start-up their own businesses.

Schedule And Location

Pleasanton Weekly Schedule

July 25 - August 5
MondayIn-Person9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TuesdayOnline9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WednesdayFlexible LocationFlexible Time
ThursdayOnline9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FridayIn-Person9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cupertino Weekly Schedule

July 26 - August 6
TuesdayIn-Person9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WednesdayOnline9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ThursdayFlexible LocationFlexible Time
FridayOnline9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SaturdayIn-Person9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Four Topic Rotation

Python class at Startup Academy


This introductory course to Python will teach students basic object oriented programming. They will be making their own data analytics program to help better understand their business. This topic will also cover how to scrape websites.
Web Design class at Startup Academy

Web Design

Students will learn how to build their own website using HTML and CSS. We will be also teaching them how to use basic JavaScript -- a powerful programming language used primarily for scripting in web development.

Business Class at Startup Academy


In this course, students will be exposed to accounting, business strategy, and marketing. These skills will provide them the basic knowledge they will need to create a business plan and register their startup business. They will also create an IndyGogo campaign to fundraise for their business and learn how to communicate through Slack and Trello.

graphics design at startup academy

Graphics Design

An introduction course that teaches students how to use visual arts, color, image, space, and typography, and create visual representation of ideas and messages. This course teaches student basic tools of a graphic editor program. Students will create a logo, flyer, and poster for their business

Meet the Instructors

Daniel Huang

Daniel is currently a third year at UCLA, majoring in Economics and minoring in Accounting and Entreprenuership. He is an experienced coding and business teacher and has taught for over 4 years. He is also a web developer for UCLA's school newspaper and several other student organizations. He started Coder Central with the objective of providing a space that redefines the context of learning. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and mentor younger students.

Siddhartha Desai

Sidd is currently a senior at UC Irvine, majoring in Computer Science. He is an experienced coding teacher, teaching over 200 students for 3 years. During high school, he was the ACE Coding Director at the Pleasanton Library during ACE Coding's first year, and part of the robotics team at Amador Valley. In his free time, he enjoys break dancing and watching anime.

Brittney Kim

Brittney is a junior at Amador Valley High School and the graphic designer for Coder Central. She designed the graphics--from the logo to flyers-- in Coder Central, the Amador Valley High School spring science fair t-shirt, and much more. She has extensive experience with both traditional and digital art mediums, and currently she is taking AP art.

Harshita Kaushal

Harshita currently attends UC Davis studying computer engineering. She has previously been a business instructor for Coder Central and has won awards in DECA, an internationally acclaimed business club. During her high school career, she founded a UNICEF chapter with over 50 members, earning recognition for the success of the club. Additionally, she has worked as a teacher at Young Ivy, and tutors privately in STEM. In her free time, Harshita enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

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Pay What You Want!

Our Payment Model

Bootcamps at Coder Central don't work like normal courses - you get to pay what you want when the whole course is over! If you are accepted into the program, we do ask for a $50 deposit when registering, however, to confirm your attendance for the whole bootcamp.

How it Works

Discuss with your child after the course is over and evaluate our bootcamp based on his or her experience and your overall impressions, and pay us tuition accordingly. All that we ask is that you be fair if your child enjoyed and learned a lot from our course - most other bootcamps of this length charge around $800 to $900. This way, you can hold us accountable and leave the course feeling satisfied. Learn More