Gain insight and inspiration from Silicon Valley innovators
DutchTechSF invites entrepreneurial-minded students to visit Silicon Valley. Tech Trek is an immersive learning experience featuring an intense curriculum that exposes you to the culture of startups and transforms your ideas and career goals. Participants found graduation projects and employment opportunities, started companies and continued their studies abroad.
The inspiring exchanges with entrepreneurs that were offered to us and just being in such a vibrant place as the Bay Area has added a new dimension to my motivation in the final phase of my Master’s degree.
― Charlotte Meerstadt, MSc Environmental Engineering
We listened to many inspiring talks, and had insightful conversations with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and students. Silicon Valley is the perfect place to develop your idea, and yourself. If you ever have the chance to visit, it is a no-brainer to go.
― Emilio Oldenziel, MSc Computing Science
There was enough space for us to have conversation with the founders, and we could ask anything what is not written in the books. It was a once in a lifetime experience as a student to be able to talk to CEOs, and get tips and ideas about your own path.
― Busra Sari, MSc Applied Physics
Visiting Silicon Valley opened my eyes regarding technology, business, and personal development. Meeting C-level people, and being able to ask and discuss just about anything really allows one to get a better understanding about companies that change the world.
― Guus Klinkenberg, MSc Computing Science
What to expect
SITE VISITS, TALKS, & CONVERSATIONS
- Site visits, Talks, and conversations with experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capital investors.
- Learn about what it takes to succeed in Silicon Valley and gain insight from companies shaping a variety of industries.
- Explore Stanford and Berkeley university sprawling campuses and meet with students and faculty members.
ENTREPRENEURS, VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTORS, & EXECUTIVES
Entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capital investors share their personal and professional stories and learnings and lead insightful discussions. Previous Treks featured the Founders of Rescale (YC W12), Data Collective, Flexport (YC W14), HackerOne, Emergence Capital Partners, & others.