WOMEN'S TECH TREK | SEPTEMBER 21-28

Join forward-thinking women and gain a 360° perspective of Silicon Valley.

If you want to understand how technology is driving innovation and reshaping industries, there's one place you have to visit: Silicon Valley. The 40-mile stretch of office parks and sun-drenched suburbia boasts the world's densest concentration of technology giants, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs. (Source: McKinsey Quarterly)

Whether you're a startup enthusiast, investor or corporate innovation professional — or just curious about Silicon Valley — Women's Tech Trek is the program to get face-to-face with experienced entrepreneurs, technologists, and venture capital investors. |



  • Participating in Trek provided me with unique insights from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, and executives, in the company of my peers. The itinerary is best-described as a masterclass in entrepreneurship & innovation - it’s well-thought-out, balanced, and substantive.

    ― Annelies van der Vorm, Eindbaas, Plantwijck B.V.



  • This trip provided me with a unique look into the Silicon Valley ecosystem. I met with inspirational leaders of companies that are truly disruptive and learned first-hand what it takes to succeed in the region. I highly recommend participating.

    ― Justine Takx, Legal Counsel IP, Tommy Hilfiger



  • This trip provided me with a unique look into the Silicon Valley ecosystem. I met with inspirational leaders of companies that are truly disruptive and learned first-hand what it takes to succeed in the region. I highly recommend participating.

    ― Justine Takx, Legal Counsel IP, Tommy Hilfiger



  • Participating in Trek provided me with unique insights from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, and executives, in the company of my peers. The itinerary is best-described as a masterclass in entrepreneurship & innovation - it’s well-thought-out, balanced, and substantive.

    ― Annelies van der Vorm, Eindbaas, Plantwijck B.V.



Program overview


A week-long intensive immersion in Silicon Valley in the company of like-minded women. The program features a curriculum consisting of a series of closed-door meetings, with ample room for Q&A, focused on 4 pillar topics: Funders & Founders, The Future of Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, and From Holland to the Valley. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and register today.

Travel dates:
February 23 - March 2, 2019 (Full)
September 21 - September 28, 2019


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Experience the pulse of Silicon Valley

Gain insight & inspiration from the region’s innovators

 
Pilar topics

IN PURSUIT OF DISRUPTION


In addition to networking opportunities, and social activities, 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, Diversity & Inclusion, and From Holland to the Valley.

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FUNDERS & FOUNDERS

Explore the venture capital industry: from the rise of Sand Hill Road to incubators and accelerators, equity crowdfunding platforms, and different models of venture capital. Hear from individuals who are at the forefront of the venture capital industry as investors, technologists, and entrepreneurs.

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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.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Allthough we've come a long way, the lack of workforce diversity and unconscious bias is still a systemic problem in Silicon Valley. Meet with women advocates and leaders, and learn about their approaches to tackling diversity in Tech.

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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 US were founded by 1st or 2nd generation immigrants. Meet with professionals who upended their lives and ventured out West.

 
What to expect


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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge

Get acquainted with San Francisco by biking the bridge and return by ferry

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Welcome Dinner

Dinner in North Beach - the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco

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Meet Silicon Valley Innovators

Connect with entrepreneurs & professionals who are reshaping a variety of industries

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Reflect & Learn

Look back at previous sessions, discuss what we’ve learned, and prepare for what’s ahead

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Insight & Inspiration

Gain new insights, and methods, to drive change in your own business and life

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Closing Reception

Fine wines and small bites with invited guests from the Silicon Valley community

 
Previous guides

ENTREPRENEURS, VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTORS, & EXECUTIVES


Putting together a perspective-shifting itinerary requires a wide-ranging network of contacts. Women's Tech Trek enjoys broad support from the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community; the previous edition featured Eventbrite, Facebook, Pinterest, Data Collective (DCVC), Dropbox, Y Combinator, Zymergen, Flexport (YC W14), & more.

Forward-thinkers

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Aletta Stas-Bax

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Alla Idrisova

Co-Founder, Xtatio


Annegien Blokpoel

Founder & Managing Partner, PersPexo


Annelies van der Vorm

Eindbaas, Plantwijck B.V.


Bertie Franke

Founder, World of Rebels

Corinne Heijn

Founder, United Success


Janneke Dreesmann-Beerkens

Co Chair & Ambassador, Human Rights Watch


Justine Takx

IP Attorney, Legalmaster


Oya Yavuz

Owner, Oya's Childcare


Patricia Beerkens

Attorney, Independent

Rixt Herklots

Director, The Next Women


Simone Brummelhuis

Member of the Supervisory Board, Royal Schiphol Group


Yasemin Tümer

Chair, United Success


Nienke Budde

Co-founder, Zezame


Renee Graadt van Roggen

Commercial Director, TMF Group