Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp Wraps Up Fourth Year With 42 Women-Led Companies Participating

The first year of Apple Entreprenuer Camp today wraps up after its fourth cohort of 2019.

Apple Entrepreneur Camp.


Today marks the end of the program’s first year, which Apple is highlighting today. The entire program is designed to help female entrepreneurs develop applications (which will ultimately get released within the App Store). The program consists of several different sessions along the way, including one-on-one guidance from Apple employees, hands-on technology labs, ongoing support, and much more.

Today marks the completion of Apple Entrepreneur Camp’s first year with its fourth cohort of 2019. Apple Entrepreneur Camp is specifically designed for organizations founded and led by women, and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs as they work on the next generation of cutting-edge apps. The camp offers a hands-on technology lab, one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers as well as mentorship, inspiration and insights from top Apple leaders. After the lab concludes, participants get ongoing support and become part of a growing community of exceptional alumni who can help create and build businesses.

One hundred innovators were part of the program’s first year, with female leaders and their teams from 42 different companies participating. The program touched on several different elements over the course of its first year, including machine learning, augmented reality, app development and design, and even tips on public relations and marketing for attendees who were interested in that.

“I’m in awe of the passion and drive of our first year of Entrepreneur Camp innovators,” said Esther Hare, Apple’s senior director of Worldwide Developer Marketing and executive sponsor of Women@Apple. “They are using apps to impact peoples’ lives and solve problems, from building connections for underrepresented groups in tech to making solar power affordable and giving people tools to improve mental health. It’s great to hear incredible women leaders telling us their experience at Camp has helped them make their apps even better, and given them the confidence and the tools to build new connections, form support networks and raise rounds of venture capital. And we’re just getting started.”

Apple Entrepreneur Camp is designed to encourage women in the male-centric tech industry to make their place in the world. For a company to be eligible, it needs to have a women founder, co-founder, or CEO and a woman developer on the team.

The next cohort is scheduled for January 28 to February 5, 2020. The application deadline for this is November 15, accepted here.