The Trip

The Silicon Valley TigerTrek™ is Princeton’s 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 transforms the ideas and career goals of students who go on the trip and of students back on campus. The trip costs $500 but all financial aid needs are met.

The Experience

A week of Q&A’s with legendary founders and CEOs later, the students return excited to pursue alternative career paths — continuing the spirit of the Valley. Along the way, they meet mentors from the Princeton alumni community in the Bay Area. And back on campus, they spread the lessons and wisdom they’ve learned from being embedded in Silicon Valley with fellow students.

1 Week

In Silicon Valley

20 Princeton Students

Excelling in Tech and Entrepreneurship

25 Legendary Leaders

Who Have Disrupted the World

7 Years

Of Community and Legacy

A Trip for Founders

Jack Dorsey

Founder and CEO
Twitter and Square

Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder and CPO

Alex Karp

Co-Founder and CEO

Jini Kim

Founder and CEO
Nuna Health

"Silicon Valley TigerTrek™ was definitely a driving force behind my decision to take time off to pursue my startup."

Darshan Desai Founder of Plan
Favorite visit: Andy Rachleff @ Wealthfront

"The trip made it clear that joining the tech industry was not about building technology alone, but about how technology can help achieve a vision."

Catherine Morrison Project Manager at Apple
Favorite Visit: Hunter Walk @ Homebrew

A Trip for Venture Capitalists

Peter Thiel

Founder's Fund and Palantir

Peter Fenton

General Partner

Ron Conway

Founder and Co-Managing Partner
SV Angel

Bill Campbell


"SVTT is undoubtedly my most important Princeton experience. You come away with the distilled wisdom of people who have done it all and inspirational new friends who will be the next generation of them in the future."

Prem Qu Nair Software Engineering Intern at Zoox
Favorite visit: Peter Fenton @ Benchmark

"TigerTrek™ combines unparalleled exposure to leading figures in Silicon Valley with the best of Princeton: talented peers, thoughtful discussions, and a focus on impact."

Anna Matlin Data Scientist at AirBnb
Favorite Visit: Sarah Friar @ Square

A Trip for Leaders

Sheryl Sandberg


Susan Wojcicki


John Krafcik


Meg Whitman