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Do you have a killer start-up idea? Are you ready to amp 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 19-20th 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 are open as of today, August 9th, 2013. Applications will close on August 25th, 2013.

The twenty-five winners will be announced on, or by, September 4th, 2013 here on 99u.com and be notified via email.

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


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.