Frequently asked questions
About our online program, Silicon Valley Innovation Camps and InnovaLab
Cancelations and refunds
Why reservations are not refundable?
Just because a lot of work is done by our team to select the applicants, organize the program, secure accomodations and sort out the logistics before the program starts. We want to have students (and parents) who are really commited to the program. Single cancellations impact the outcome of the whole cohort and generate a financial burden to us.
What if our son or daugher is refused entry to the United States?
We are sorry but these issues are out of our control and we can not refund your payment as we have already spent on accomodation, logistics, remuneration of our staff, professors, etc.
Cancelations and refunds policy
How do I confirm a spot on Innovalab's Innovation Bootcamp?
- You need to submit your application through the application page;
We will contact your preferred teacher or mentor via email so he or she can submit their letter of recommendation to InnovaLab;
We will then send an invitation to schedule a 15-min interview to assess if you are a good fit for the program;
Once accepted, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot;
30 days before the program starts, you have to pay the outstanding balance.
Where do the programs take place?
Where are students hosted?
It also varies per program and time of the year. During summer months, we use universities campuses while off-season we tend to accomodate the students in hotels or houses.
What about the transportation? What do you use?
We provide transportation for all the activities during the program. For moving between long distance locations we may use different modes of transportation such as a chartered bus, Caltrain/Bart or Uber/Lyft.
Do you provide visit inside the companies?
We do recoinassance tours of Silicon Valley to show the famous spots and also may bring students to visit open campuses.
What is the workload on a typical day?
On weekdays, we generally start with breakfast at 8am and activities begin around 9:30am. We pause for launch and resume at 1:30pm. Our last activity of the day is no later than 8pm.
What am I going to learn during the Innovation Camp?
Learn and put into practice a variety of new skills related to innovation and entrepreneurship;
Develop and strengthen your leadership skills;
Explore and prototype your own ideas in teams and individually.
Silicon Valley culture and mindset;
Latest tech trends and how they will affect your life and business;
Experience in innovation processes for generating ideas and developing new concepts;
To identify the basic building blocks of a good pitch;
To recognize effective structures in a speech or presentation;
To spot opportunities for innovation;
To establish the foundations of product development;
To develop a DIY mentality through rapid prototyping and iteration;
How to embrace diversity of opinions using a common process for design;
Improved skills in brainstorming, storytelling and collaboration.
How many students will be admitted to each InnovaLab Bootcamps in Silicon Valley?
Up to 30 students unless otherwise explicited. Most groups are around 15.
Who is eligible for the program?
Do you help foreign students to secure a US visa?
No. You should use this page to set your appointment with the local US Embassy to procure a tourist visa for the student attending the workshop.
Do you offer scholarships of any kind?
Yes, we offer tuition scholarship for high achievers who do not have the financial means to come to our programs. If you are one of them and require a scholarship to participate, please contact us telling more about you.
Can undergraduate or graduate students apply to the programs?
We accept undergrads in some of our programs. We would love to get your contact info and the program you're interested in.
What is your nondiscrimination policy?
InnovaLab does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
What is your Code of Conduct?
Conduct affecting program safety
Possessing alcohol or other intoxicants, drugs, firearms or other weapons, explosives, dangerous devices or dangerous chemicals on our premises;
Vandalism or misuse of InnovaLab's or another’s property;
Harassment or intimidation of others, including bullying or cyberbullying;
Endangering or inflicting physical harm on yourself or others;
Sexual assault or harassment in any shape or form;
Any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the school.
Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication or other forms of dishonesty;
Falsifying or altering documents; misusing documents, funds or InnovaLab's property;
Failure to comply with school policies or directives;
Any action that interferes with the learning environment or the rights of others.
How should I prepare for the interview?
The interview is made to assess if you are a good fit for the program and the cohort you are applying to. We will evaluate your maturity for the activities we plan during the bootcamp, willingness to learn new things, ethics, respect for diversity, different opinions and points of view, and your capacity to integrate well within a group.
What if I am not accepted?
Don't worry. If you are not accepted it doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you. Our team will judge not only individual characteristics but also your fit within a large and diverse cohort. The balance of the group is fundamental for a peaceful and successful bootcamp.
I represent a company and I am interested to partner with or sponsor InnovaLab's programs. How should we proceed?
Send us an email by clicking on this link with your idea and our team will get back to you in 48 hours. We generally are very receptive to:
I represent a school and I am interested to bring a off-season group to InnovaLab innovation bootcamps.
We are interested to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail.