> BUILDstrategic alliances w/ the tech & startup community in India
> MEETkey influencers driving innovation - startups, investors, execs, & gov't leaders > LEARNabout growth markets, challenges, & opportunities > DEVELOP lifelong friendships and business contacts with locals & other GOAPers
Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only 12-14 day tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about burgeoning technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond with fellow travelers, a wealth of new friends and business contacts in exploding technology markets, and a stronger appreciation for the cultural and economic ties that bind us globally.
> Visited over 25 cities in 19 countries across4 continents > Connected more than 10,000+techentrepreneurs worldwide > Met with startups, execs, VC's, Ambassadors, Secretaries of State, & Presidents > Been covered by 100+ press outlets such as CNN, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch & GigaOm