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Cogswell College Launches “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience” for Entrepreneurs and Students, Globally

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cogswell College, one of the world’s leading institutions offering a unique curriculum fusing Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, has launched a brand new offering entitled “The Silicon Valley Immersion Experience.” Now available to entrepreneurs and students on a global scale, Cogswell’s Silicon Valley Immersion Experience just hosted its first group of participants – a team of entrepreneurs from Turkey. The announcement was made by Dr. Deborah Snyder, president and Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College.

Spearheaded by John Duhring, Cogswell College’s Education Technology Specialist, five entrepreneurs from the Turkey-based Sabanci University’s “SUCool” Pre-Incubator Program, very recently visited the Cogswell College campus and also visited Stanford University, IDEO, and the Institute for the Future; such top Silicon Valley-based companies as Google, Skype, Flipboard, and Eventbrite; financiers and incubators including StartX, the Founder Institute, Hackers/Founders, and Hanhai Investments, and start-ups including Good Eggs, gThrive, NVT and Diya TV.

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The visiting Turkish entrepreneurs to Cogswell College attended the school’s new experience under the guidance of Kutlu Kazanci, Director of Sabanci University’s Entrepreneurship Committee and “SUCool” Pre-Incubation Center. He said, “Through our adventure with the Cogswell Silicon Valley Immersion Experience, our team learned a great deal about the different stages of the entrepreneurial life-cycle, through successful, failed, and in-between examples. They learned what it takes to fundraise; how large, successful ventures operate; how to overcome a variety of challenges, and the importance of focus, teamwork, and developing a specialized company culture. I would definitely recommend this adventure to other entrepreneurs based around the world.”

Adds Dr. Snyder, “Cogswell College is uniquely positioned as the only educational institution that captures the spirit of innovation -- and the mechanics and culture -- that is Silicon Valley. We have the ability to share with entrepreneurs and students from around the world insight into the ‘start-up’ mentality of new enterprises. Our new Silicon Valley Immersion Experience has been custom designed for recent entrepreneurs with new products and services to bring to market, emerging entrepreneurs with new ideas who are looking for guidance and direction, and executives who may wish to send their leaders, engineers, and marketers to Cogswell to broaden their exposure to the Silicon Valley culture of innovation.”


Cogswell College is based in the heart of the Silicon Valley – the leading edge of entrepreneurship in the world. Cogswell’s new Silicon Valley Immersion Experience offers entrepreneurs, innovators, and students the adventure of a lifetime, right in the hub of America’s innovation and venture capital. The program is designed for individuals, groups, and organizations seeking to advance their entrepreneurial mindset by connecting them with some of the brightest, and most creative, minds currently operating in Silicon Valley.

The Cogswell Silicon Valley Immersion Experience is a unique, five-day offering which allows selected participants from around the world an exclusive, “Behind the Scenes” glimpse into the geographic epicenter of entrepreneurship. To apply for this experience, please call 1-855-361-5930, Email:, or visit


Designed as a “fiercely collaborative, living laboratory,” Cogswell College is located in the heart of the legendary Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California. The school is a WASC accredited, four-year institution of higher education with a specialized curriculum that fuses Digital Arts, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. By blending art with engineering, Cogswell offers students a unique educational culture by training them across every step of the delivery pipeline.

Numerous alumni of Cogswell College have secured prominent positions within the entertainment, videogame, technology, computer, animation, and motion graphics industries throughout California and beyond. Several of these alumni have established careers with such high profile companies as Activision, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar, and Microsoft Game Studio. Many other alumni have launched their own creative ventures. Recent Cogswell alumni were members of the Academy Award-winning production teams which worked on the blockbuster films “Frozen” and “Life of Pi.”

Cogswell College is located at 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. Please call 1-800-264-7955 or visit:

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