STUDY TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY (for startups from Belarus & the Baltic Area)
Monday, April 7, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 11:30 PM (FET)
Trip dates: May 1-10
Application dates: Dec 19- Apr 5
This is a week long study trip focusing on the business of innovation & technology (entrepreneurship, venture capital, software, computer networks & hardware, consumer electronics & Internet, telecommunications).
Silicon Valley Study Trip is a great opportunity for Eastern European Startups to get insight and exposure to the ambitious culture of Silicon Valley, expand their networks and knowledge through visit to companies, participation in conferences and meetings with investors.
The program includes visits to a number of SV corporations including Google, HP, Evernote, top accelerators and Universities Stanford and Berckley. Participants will be engaged in a series of seminars taught by Silicon Valley’s experts.
Want to get involved?
Startup applicants should meet the following criteria:
- startups with expansions strategies to the US market
- startups looking for US partners and investors
The study trip will be put up on behalf of Startup Belarus Community but it is open to everyone, including ICT executives, universities professors and Gov officials.
Logistics and costs
Cost: $2000 including airfare and accommodation, local travel (Minsk, Belarus - San Francisco, USA - Minsk, Belarus). Visa cost and meals in the trip is the responsibility of participants.
Participants (not from Belarus) are responsible for their own airfare. To ensure availability, an initial non-refundable deposit of $250 will be payable during the January 2014 registration period.
The Silicon Valley Study Tour seeks to create and maintain an important bridge between young graduates, startups, business angels, university community reps and Gov officials from Belarus and Baltic States with the many successful high tech and venture capital executives in the Silicon Valley. BEL.BIZ plays a critical role in fostering this bridge between Eastern Europe and Silicon Valley for those who serve as outstanding role models, mentors and potential business partners for Belarus next generation of entrepreneurs and technology executives.
When & Where
BEL.BIZ, founded in 2010, is a company involved in Startup mentoring and education running international Startup events in Belarus and fostering entrepreneurship and startup scene development. In the past 6 months BEL.BIZ screened 100 local Startups and organized 5 international Startup events in Belarus including pitch competitions, conferences and networking events.