In Silicon Valley
Traditionally, Princeton Silicon Valley TigerTrek™ has been an annual Fall Break trip that brings 20 Princeton students to Silicon Valley for a week of off-the-record Q&A's with industry legends. Year after year, this trip transformed the ideas and career goals of students who go on the trip and of students back on campus.
In the 2021-2022 Academic Year, SVTT will be in-person during Wintersession (Jan 11-22, 2022). The experience will consist of an action-packed week where participants will spend time with legendary company executives, startup founders, and venture capitalists in informal, intimate settings and receive one-on-one mentorship from top alumni in the valley while building relationships with the cohort, and thinking about what it is to live a personally meaningful and fulfilling life while building a better future.
In Silicon Valley
With a Passion for Entrepreneurship
Who Have Disrupted the World
Of Community and Legacy
Applications for the trip open when the fall term begins in September. The TigerTrek™ team hosts info sessions in residential colleges to spread the word about the trip; over 250 applications applied for the 2016 TigerTrek™.
Between selection and the trip itself, we ask the participants to join us for several events to get to know others in and engage in modules to make sure students go in with very good background knowledge about the speakers we will be meeting and are prepared with insightful questions.
Participants spend two weeks meeting with some of the most influential figures of the century. Students have behind-the-doors conversations with the founders of cutting edge startups, C-suite executives at influential tech giants, and partners at pioneering VC firms. They learn from the stories and experiences of not only these influential figures, but from each other. Along the way, the Princeton students get a taste of the magic of Silicon Valley and the innovation that is intrinsic to its core.
Mentorship continues after the trip — and we hold meetups to help the TigerTrek™ group stay in touch as they apply the principles they've learned from the trip to their own lives.
Then, we focus on spreading the messages from TigerTrek™ to the broader campus population. Many of the students on TigerTrek™ are involved in E-Club and other campus organizations, and they bring in speakers and host events fueled by what they've learned.
Founder and CEOTwitter and Square
Co-Founder and CPOAirbnb
Co-Founder and CEO Palantir
Founder and CEO Nuna Health
FounderFounder's Fund and Palantir
Founder and Co-Managing PartnerSV Angel