TREK | SPRING

Experience the pulse of Silicon Valley.

DutchTechSF invites entrepreneurial-minded students and select professionals to visit Silicon Valley. Trek is a learning experience featuring a 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. Since 2017, we have hosted 100+ students & professionals. |



  • 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



  • 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



In pursuit of disruption


Get exposed to the culture of startups and transform your ideas and career goals. The week-long program features an intense curriculum consisting of a series of closed-door meetings with experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capital investors.

Student participation is subsidized by the participation of select professionals who are supportive of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Travel dates:
May 11 - 18, 2019 (TU Delft)
May 18 - 26, 2018 (TU Delft)
November 18 - 24, 2017 (University of Groningen)
May 1 - 7, 2017 (TU Delft)


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Pillar topics

IN PURSUIT OF DISRUPTION


The curriculum consists of a series of closed-door meetings, with ample room for Q&A, focused on 4 pillar topics: Funders & Founders, The Future of Technology, Career & Personal Development, and From Holland to the Valley.

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FUNDERS & FOUNDERS

The continued success of Silicon Valley has excited interest around the globe. Startups the world over are attempting to emulate its high tech businesses, and many governments are changing their institutions in order to foster Silicon Valleys of their own. What accounts for the Valley’s leading edge in innovation and entrepreneurship?

02

FROM HOLLAND TO THE VALLEY

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country; 60% of successful tech companies in the region were founded by 1st or 2nd generation immigrants. Meet with entrepreneurs & professionals who upended their lives and ventured out West.

03

CAREER & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Get prepared for what's ahead. Meet with alumni who continued their studies, and career, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about job and internship opportunities at high-growth companies at home and abroad, & more.

04

THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

True innovation is about finding new and better ways to solve tough, real-world problems that span industries - from agriculture to chemical manufacturing and healthcare. Visit dynamic companies unlocking the power of technology to solve these problems with their customers.

 
Previous guides

ENTREPRENEURS, VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTORS, & EXECUTIVES


Entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capital investors, share their personal and professional stories and learnings and lead insightful discussions. To learn more, please take a look at pictures from previous editions or reach out and say hello.