Apple Entrepreneur Camp

Supporting diversity in technology.

We believe apps for everyone should be made by everyone.

Research shows that founders from underrepresented communities face unique challenges in technology, especially when starting and leading companies. We created Apple Entrepreneur Camp with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in technology as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps, and to form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of founders and developers of all backgrounds. The program supports female* and Black founders, and will expand to include Hispanic/Latinx founders in 2022. If you’d like to be notified when we open submissions for Hispanic/Latinx founders, let us know.

During this technology lab, you’ll receive one-on-one code-level guidance on your app from Apple experts and engineers, as well as mentorship, inspiration, and insights from top Apple leaders. After the lab concludes, you’ll get ongoing support and become part of a growing community of other exceptional alumni who can help you build your business.

Unprecedented access to Apple engineers and leaders.

The heart of Apple Entrepreneur Camp is an intensive technology lab working one-on-one with Apple experts and engineers to significantly accelerate your app. You’ll also hear from Apple executives and leaders on a variety of topics, such as the latest advances in machine learning and augmented reality, have the opportunity to connect as a cohort to discuss challenges specific to your community, and form relationships with your fellow attendees. At the conclusion of the lab you’ll have the opportunity to present your progress, get feedback, and chat with some of Apple’s most senior leaders.

One year of free membership

Apple Developer Program membership provides the tools you need to submit your apps to the App Store and includes access to beta software, advanced app capabilities, extensive beta testing tools, and app analytics. It also includes the opportunity to get code-level support from Apple engineers during the membership year.

Exceptional community

You’ll have a network of world-class leaders and advocates you can ask for help in building your business and personal network. You’ll also get exclusive access to the Apple Entrepreneur Camp forum for sharing thoughts, posting questions, and providing peer-to-peer mentoring for your cohort as well as your extended network of Apple Entrepreneur Camp alumni in a secure environment.

Ongoing support

You’ll establish an ongoing relationship with an Apple Developer representative who is an expert in your field and will guide you through app development, as well as act as a connection to Apple support for at least one year after your time at the lab.

Attendees will be invited to participate in special sessions at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, where they can connect with peers, alumni, and Apple senior leaders.

Applying for Apple Entrepreneur Camp

Get details on upcoming sessions and the application process.

For Black founders   
For female founders

Apps on the App Store

Over 50 apps from Entrepreneur Camp alumni are available on the App Store.

View the apps