The SVB Trek brings together university advisors, technology industry leaders and student innovators for an immersive Silicon Valley experience that culminates during a four-day event.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 18, 2015 – Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced the second year of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Trek. To champion the next generation of innovators, Silicon Valley Bank partnered with university advisors and tech industry leaders to create a unique opportunity for student innovators. During a four-day event on January 4-7, 2016 in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, selected students from 12 universities will build a network of peers and advisors and gain insights and advice to propel them to the next stage of their career development.
"We are pleased to welcome the next group of young entrepreneurs to the SVB Trek," said Jim Marshall, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank. "Our objective is to open our vast network of industry leaders to these brilliant students. Just as relationships are core to our success, focused attention on connecting students to a network of well-regarded industry leaders and advisors will be invaluable to their experience as well as their future success."
University advisors from the participating institutions will select undergraduate and graduate students who best represent the spirit of the innovation sector from their diverse student body. The participating universities include:
- Brown University
- Cornell University
- Harvard University
- Ohio State University
- Texas A&M
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Michigan
- University of Notre Dame
- Reykjavik University
- Stanford University
- Wharton Entrepreneurship
Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), and a member of the FDIC. Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group are members of the Federal Reserve System.
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