The Vice Principal
Making her first foray into Hollywood after leaving her job as marketing director at her brother’s company (you know the one); as the show’s exec producer, she decides who stays and who gets suspended or expelled.
The Party-Girl Cheerleader
Report card: Vlogger for Forbes; Tamalpais High alum who produced Party Crashers (an online video series about nerdy tech parties); investor in Shaker (a Facebook-for-partyers app) and Pop17 (a vlog that meshes the red carpet with the tech world); lived in the Four Seasons Palo Alto during the Bravo shoot.
Most likely to: be exiled from the rest of the cast.
The Homecoming Queen
Report card: Brit who founded NewsPepper and Techfluff and is video director for the Next Web; hosts Startup World, scanning the globe for the next Steve Jobs; threw herself a mansion-hopping birthday party that started at the Villa and cost guests $50 a head.
Extracurricular: Kite surfer
Most likely to: get in a catfight with Austin.
The Hot British Exchange Student
Report card: Was the youngest self-made millionaire in Europe ($33 million) before losing it all by age 22; rehoisted himself by his bootstraps to become one of the first stars of The Secret Millionaire; teams up with sis Hermione for their next startup—a health-tracking system that’s already garnered real-world buzz.
Extracurricular: Fire-breather and dancer
Most likely to: hook up with Austin.
The Outta-My-Way Valedictorian
Report card: Former director of Ampush, one of the earliest Facebook advertising companies; transplant from the Midwest who volunteers with San Francisco Social, SFMOMA, and the S.F. Symphony; ditched Ampush in the middle of filming to found her own fashion startup.
Extracurricular: Former NBA dancer
Most likely to: dare someone to chug a bottle of pricey cab.
The Poindexter with a Wild Side
Report card: Programming prodigy who cofounded the online used-car search engine Carsabi (he and his cofounder were hired by Facebook last month); known to code 18 hours straight and then go on a binge with his hacker bros.
Extracurricular: Hard-core globe-trotter (spotted at Mt. Everest base camp wearing American-flag briefs)
Most likely to: solve an algorithm while playing beer pong.
The Theater Geek
Report card: Founder and CEO of the software company GoalSponsors; former product manager at Google; determined to become a self-made app millionaire without funding.
Extracurricular: Semiprofessional opera singer
Most likely to: burst into a musical rendition of The Lord of the Rings.
“Silicon Valley is like high school, but it’s only the smart kids, and everyone has a lot of money,” opines one of the stars of Bravo TV’s new reality show. True to those eyeball-scratching words, Silicon Valley Start-Ups (premiering November 5), which follows six young “wantrepreneurs” as they try to strike it big in San Francisco’s tech gold rush, promises to be more of a flashback to senior year than a documentary of the lonely, highly caffeinated existence of a true tech titan-in-the-making. Here’s a preview.