silicon valley: a state of mind

Not only is the tech capital of the world home to the world's giants, but it is also an explosion of entrepreneurial energy, community organizing, and thought leadership. Visit top universities like Stanford and Berkeley, meet pioneers of technology that are revolutionizing their industries, and go behind-the-scenes to discover what it actually takes to make an impact on the world. This expedition is designed to expand a participant's worldview and understand future trends, to not only inform their own purpose and career journeys, but also grow their ability as young leaders who make both profit and impact in the world.

 

highlights

bottle the magic of the valley.

  • Visits to the mothership campuses of technology giants Facebook and Google, and experience the magic in the air of the Valley!
  • Get to know what life in the Valley is really like from the perspective of your local peers through fun student mixers and campus tours at Stanford and Berkeley University
  • Get up close and personal with the inner workings of business and social impact in close-door sessions with entrepreneurs and social change-makers 
  • Discover the communities, social enterprises, and benefit corporations that are pioneering new models of change
  • Find out what's in the water in the Valley, experience and deconstruct the conditions that have facilitated a pervasive and internationally celebrated culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Learn more about yourself, the gifts of the hand, heart, and head you have to offer, and explore how you might use them to serve the world
 

fees

Fees will differ according to your needs - please contact us for more information.

Fees typically include the following:

  • All accommodation & meals (we make socially and environmentally responsible choices as far as possible!)
  • Transport (includes ground transport and airport transfers, and excludes airfares - but flights between Singapore and San Francisco can be booked via Skillseed upon request)
  • Entrance fees for attractions, workshops, and excursions
  • All project materials
  • Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators

Your investment in our courses enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering local communities through employment or job creation. It also also goes towards the development of future courses and journeys - we do intensive consultations and site visits with every partner organisation we work with. Finally, your support provides opportunities for past participants to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations.

 

eligibility

JOIN US IF YOU...

  • Are curious about entrepreneurship, scaling social impact, and linking passion and purpose!
  • Are at least 15 years of age and in good health
  • Have no strict vegan diet requirements or severe allergies or debilitating allergies, and don't require prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration
  • Are fluent in English (written & spoken)

SIGN ME UP!

Drop us an email if you are an educator, or talk to your school's Experiential Learning/VIA co-ordinator if you are a student!

Don't fall into either category or just want to know more?
Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.


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"This trip holds a special place in my heart. It is unlike any other school trips that I have been on. The depth to which it goes to was a nice surprise. Not only did it touch on intellectual things like technology, business, pitching skills, it also helped us to find the spark within us, what we truly want in life, what we are passionate about and how exactly we want to make that impact. How it touched my heart and make me question myself and what I want, is what made this trip so unique to me."

"one of the best parts was being able to meet with people who personally work at the companies visited or studied in the schools visited and hence are highly knowledgeable about their fields and the organisation itself.

their first-hand experience allowed for a more enriching session with valuable insights gained. this resulted in the sessions having a greater impact on me as well, as the people we met had passion for what they were doing and hence exemplified the phrase "walk the talk"."

"it broadened my perspective of life, proved to me that intellect and achievements aren't the only important thing, through the people that we met. The best part of this course is the people, the culture and the mindset we were exposed to. It feels very surreal and this trip has made a huge impact on me."