The Ignite Trek provides entrepreneurial students with a chance to meet some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Students will hear the personal stories of entrepreneurs working to build their companies and learn from the successes (and failures) of the best-and-brightest that Silicon Valley has to offer. This is an intense immersion experience with company visits and entrepreneurial speakers throughout the trek. Previous site visits include Airbnb, Tesla, LendUp and Benchmark Capital.¬†
"A first-person perspective into the minds and personalities of the most successful people and companies in Silicon Valley."
"A PhD in entrepreneurship in three days flat!"
"You are not serious about entrepreneurship until you go through Ignite."
Ignite Trek Schedule
|1||Wednesday, March 7||Travel day & opening reception (6:00 pm)|
|2||Thursday, March 8||Field trips to Silicon Valley start-ups / high-tech firms / VC firms|
|3||Friday, March 9||Entrepreneurial guest speakers (UC Davis campus)|
|4||Saturday, March 10||Entrepreneurial guest speakers & closing dinner (UC Davis campus)|
Credit: Participants of the Ignite Trek are eligible for credit through Ignite Entrepreneurship I.L.E. (MGMT 765, 0.75 credit).
Cost: Meals, bus transportation to company visits, and lodging costs (4 nights, triple occupancy) will be paid for by our sponsors. Students are responsible for transportation costs to and from UC Davis (i.e., taxi, airport shuttle, and airfare).
Note: Students are expected to attend all trek sessions, events and activities, starting with the Opening Reception at UC Davis on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. and ending with the Closing Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. You may choose to fly out that night or stay and fly out Sunday, March 11, 2018. You hotel will be covered regardless.
If you have any questions, please contact Haley Hart (Rice Alliance) at firstname.lastname@example.org¬†or¬†713.348.3164.
|Our sponsors include:|
|Linda and Jack Gill Foundation of Texas|
|Carlyse and Arthur Ciocca Foundation|
|Holthouse¬† Foundation for Kids|
|Eric J. Pulaski|
|GOOSE Society of Texas|
|Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship|
|Jones Graduate School of Business|
|Rice Center for Engineering Leadership|
|Institute for Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice University|
|Brown School of Engineering, Rice University|
|Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Rice University|
|UC Davis Graduate School of Management|
|UC Davis Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship|