Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Trek aims to be an opportunity for students from across the world to build a network of peers and advisors, while gaining unique insights to propel them to the next stage of their career development.


Alumni from SVB Trek are working with some of the most innovative companies in tech.
We recently surveyed all previous Trek participants to learn more about what they’re up to, their outlook for the future, and how they are helping to change the world.

Here’s what we found out

Experiences from the Frontlines of SVB Trek

April: Trek changed my perception of success.

April Lovelady has worked for NASA, co-founded a biomedical company and earned a Ph.D in engineering. Still, during Trek, she had an aha moment, one she says that gives her new confidence in taking her next step as an entrepreneur.

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Josh: Trek is like an MBA for entrepreneurship

"Entrepreneurship and talent are universal," said Stanford University undergrad Joshua Browder after attending Trek. Josh is the founder and CEO of Do Not Pay, a company that he started in London and continues to grow in the U.S.

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Eric: I learned failing is not just OK, it s a good

Some entrepreneurs spend years searching for a big problem in need of solving. That’s not the case for Eric Blondeel, co-founder of a Canadian medical diagnostics company and Trek participant. A niece’s life-threatening allergy prompted him to act.

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