Educational trip to the USA for young people interested in entrepreneurship
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Applications for Trip 2020 will be announced - stay tuned!
Are you ready for the next Mindspace Educational Trip?
MINDSPACE TRIP 2019
09/10 Athens - San Francisco
18/10 San Francisco - Boston
27/10 Boston - Athens (arrival 28/10)
Accommodation San Francisco
Don’t miss the chance to visit universities such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford & Berkeley, big companies like Google, Netflix, Facebook, Dropbox and IBM.
You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with professionals such as Marina Hatsopoulos and Nick Arvanitidis, who will share their experience with you and help you to understand deeply how the american ecosystem works.
Also, your interaction with the residents will help you to learn more about the American mentality and culture.
The biggest accelerators and incubators, like Mass Challenge, will open their doors for us and describe how they help their teams to develop, and the secret of their success.
This is just a sneak peek from the whole experience of Mindspace USA Trip.
MINDSPACE TRIP 2018
San Francisco, California
This year, we include San Francisco for an opportunity to experience Silicon Valley from the inside. You will discuss with professors and students inside the best universities in the world: MIT, Harvard, Stanford and others. You will meet with worldwide-known investors, accelerators, incubators and startups. You will have a tour inside organizations that shape the modern world, like Google, edX, Facebook and Uber. You will have the opportunity to understand how American culture blends education and entrepreneurship.
MINDSPACE TRIP 2017
New York, New York
October 11-22, 2017
During Mindspace Trip 2017, the 3 Mindspace Challenge winners (Augmenta, REND, Enaleia) along with 13 young people interested in entrepreneurship visited Boston and New York. The educational program included roundtable discussions at MIT CSAIL, Tufts Tech Transfer, Venture Café Foundation, Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT Media Lab, MIT Center for Bits & Atoms, MITx Office of Digital Learning, Greek Consulate General in Boston, LearnLaunch Institute, The Capital Network, MassChallenge & MADE, edX, Northeastern University, IDEA, Harvard Innovation Lab, DreamIt accelerator and Google New York. We also met other contacts for dinner, attended the well-known NY Tech Meetup, had a guided tour of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, visited 5 museums like MOMA NY and Harvard Natural History and attended other cultural activities, like a Broadway show and an NBA game.
Are you ready for the next Mindspace USA Trip by Mindspace?
Boston & San Fransisco for 20 days!
HOW CAN I JOIN MINDSPACE TRIP?
There are three ways to be accepted to Mindspace Trip:
1) Be among the three winners of Mindspace Challenge
2) Start a Mindspace Chapter in your city
3) Complete the application form we open every year before the Trip
The chapter founders and the Challenge winners are sponsored to join the Trip. An attendance fee to cover the trip expenses is paid by everyone who is selected from the application procedure.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM?
Meetings with professors of MIT, Harvard and Stanford
Private tours organized by our collaborators inside big corporations like Facebook, Uber and Google
Networking and discussions with well-known investors and entrepreneurs
Meetings with incubators, accelerators and startups
Each meeting/tour is about 1-2 hours long. Please check the Trip 2017 section to read about whom we met last year.
U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS
The U.S. Embassy Athens kindly supports our program Mindspace Trip, by covering part of the expenses for Challenge winners and Mindspace members.
VentureFriends kindly support our program.
Swen Travel kindly offers their services pro bono to manage all relevant trip operations.