Hestia is the Home For Creators. It is an online academy to learn by creating purposeful products in a community of creators and mentors.
There is no timeline on your creation journey. We are here to guide you and encourage you, but you set the pace.
We don't see any value in getting accredited. We believe that a certificate does not reflect your learnings.
As part of their journey through Hestia Academy, after having built their products, Hestians will have the opportunity to take a step further and make their products useful in the real world. The Hestia Academy Fund will enable them by providing investments, cloud credits, incorporation, ongoing support, and more!
The program is completely free. We want you to solely focus on upgrading yourself. We take care of the rest — thanks to the generosity of our partners.
Hestia Academy focuses on individuals, not companies. Our primary goal is education. You apply as an individual. If your project happens to become a startup, there are multiple programs that try to accelerate your progress and growth — and we help you get ready or connect you with those if they happen to be relevant to you.
Most entrepreneurship programs for high school students focus on lecturing and feeding you with theoretical information about startups. We want you to build and surround yourself with the people and resources you need. No BS. We try to be a signal in the noisy entrepreneurship circus. We care more about you building cool stuff and taking your first step of building real, impactful projects than you bragging about yourself to be called entrepreneur or founder or CEO; or about working on a buzzword technology that you don’t understand.
Hestia Academy is open to 13 to 19-year-olds, anywhere around the globe.
Bored of being confined at home? Bored of listening to lectures or going to science fairs/hackathons and watching your projects die? Curious about problems and about shipping products that disrupt industries and improve lives? YoungLeaders created the Hestia Academy to liberate you to unleash your inner crazy genius, learn by building products serving real people, and live memorable experiences.
Sign up to the waitlist on the Hestia Academy website and we will let you know when application open.
• $500 to fuel your learning and upgrade yourself somehow. • Mentorship from accomplished individuals.• Resources from top research institutions and companies.• Part of a community of daring genius teenagers and knowledgeable mentors.• Framework to learn by building purposeful products.• Weekly virtual events (AMAs, life chores, etc.).• No lectures. No bullshit. We are there to guide you maximize your chances of success.
We are looking for curious and passionate teenagers who have demonstrated an ability to self-learn.
Each participant will have $500 available for them to request any purchase that will enable their learnings and creations.
Hestians have their own learning objectives but can work together towards a common mission. Applications are therefore submitted individually.