About Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is one of the world’s most important centers of innovation and technology disruption. Given the Valley’s nearly unique set of assets — the presence of technology giants, world-class universities, abundant venture capital, and a hypercompetitive yet collaborative culture that celebrates both risk and failure — the Northern California region’s recipe for innovation has rarely been replicated. |

 


  • DTSF 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.



  • 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



  • Participating in Trek provided me with invaluable insights from company founders, venture capitalists, and researchers working on breakthrough technologies. It's a must-do trip for anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship, and it builds a fantastic network.

    ― Avin Shanbhag, Royal HaskoningDHV



  • DTSF 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.

Programs that allow you to learn


Custom 3-5 day itineraries designed to help you understand how technology is driving innovation and reshaping a variety of industries.

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In pursuit of disruption

Get exposed to the culture of startups

Innovation Boot Camp

FOR EXECUTIVES, BUSINESS LEADERS, & MANAGEMENT TEAMS

A 3-5 day program that allows you to learn about the disruptions within your industry, and how to adapt to them. The curriculum is designed around pre-determined objectives and intended for an organization’s management team. The goal is to expose you to the culture of startups and generate fresh ideas. Let's call it a boot camp, because why not?


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Tech Trek

FOR STUDENTS, & SELECT PROFESSIONALS

DTSF 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.

Student participation is subsidized by the participation of select professionals who are supportive of the next generation of entrepreneurs: splash page & pictures


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Tech Trek — Winter 19

Experience the pulse of Silicon Valley

 
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Women's Tech Trek — Summer 2019

September 7-14, 2019

Women's Tech Trek

FOR EXECUTIVES, INVESTORS, & PROFESSIONALS

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. The week-long program culminates in a closing reception with invited guests from the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community.

Join 15 forward-thinking women and gain a 360° perspective of Silicon Valley: splash page & pictures


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Tech Trek - S19

May 13 - 17, 2019

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Women’s Tech Trek - W19

February 25 - March 1, 2019

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Tech Trek - S18

May 21 - 25, 2018

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Tech Trek - W17

November 27 - December 1, 2017

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Innovation Boot Camp

September 18 - 22, 2017

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Tech Trek - S17

May 1 - 5, 2017

 

Our network

ENTREPRENEURS, VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTORS, & EXECUTIVES

Putting together perspective-shifting itineraries requires a broad network of contacts. DTSF consists of an informal network of entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and executives.