In Silicon Valley
Princeton Silicon Valley TigerTrek™ is an annual trip that brings 20 Princeton students to Silicon Valley for off-the-record Q&A's with industry legends. Year after year, this trip has transformed the ideas and career goals of both trip participants and students back on campus.
In the 2023-24 Academic Year, SVTT will occur during Wintersession (Jan 16-26, 2024). The experience will consist of an action-packed week during which participants will spend time with legendary executives, founders, and venture capitalists in informal, intimate settings and receive one-on-one mentorship from top alumni.
This year's theme is Visions of Ventures. We aim to explore how leaders in Silicon Valley, such as yourselves, undergo ambitious endeavors to realize a certain vision, and understand the individual paths that led them there. Throughout, we will be asking the question - what is the future that is possible for us to realize?
In Silicon Valley
With a Passion for Entrepreneurship
Who Have Disrupted the World
Of Community and Legacy
Applications for the trip open each year in September. The TigerTrek™ leadership hosts info sessions to spread the word; over 190 students applied for the 2023 TigerTrek™.
Before the trip, we ask participants to join us for several events to meet each other and engage in activities to learn about the speakers we will meet. This ensures everyone is prepared with insightful questions to maximize the experience.
Participants spend two weeks meeting some of the most influential figures of the century. Students have behind-the-scenes 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 innovation intrinsic to Silicon Valley's 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 bywhat 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