Spring Break Abroad

CORE is taking you abroad this spring break! From March 9th to March 17th, our Global Tech Treks program gives you the option of traveling to London or Shanghai to explore these cities' tech scenes. You'll be meeting with local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, touring startup offices, and, of course, exploring the most popular tourist attractions.

Past Companies

palantir
Palantir Technologies aims to solve the most important problems for the world's most important institutions. Since 2004, Palantir has doubled in size every year while retaining startup values.
TransferWise
Having raised over $90M in funding, TransferWise is a money transfer service that allows individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges.
Soundcloud
An audio platform that attracts more than 175 million unique monthly listeners. Soundcloud enables sound creators to upload, promote, record, and share their music.
Wunderlist
A simple task management tool and one of the most popular to-do list apps that exist today. Wunderlist has over 13 million users and was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.
Improbable
Improbable is revolutionizing entertainment and gaming by allowing developers to build complex worlds with massively intricate interactions.
Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is transforming the way people order food online. You can easily browse thousands of restaurant menus to find your favourite dish. With just a few clicks delicious food is on its way!
EDITED
EDITED helps the world’s leading fashion brands have the right product at the right price, at the right time. Retailers can optimize sales using globally sourced data that tracks the latest patterns and trends.
Balderton
One of Europe's largest early-stage venture capital firms, Balderton has a track record of helping entrepreneurs build substantial businesses.

Student Testimonials

"The CORE Spring Break tech trek was the most exciting and worthy event I was a part of this year, in no small part due to the excellent programming of the trip. Out of the companies we go to see, my favorite was Rentify. The people that we met in their office were so funny and intelligent, and I felt extremely lucky that we had gotten to meet them one-on-one. I learned a lot of lessons about the European tech scene and its growth trajectory, as well as a ton about European culture (take-out becomes take-away!), since I'd never been to the continent before. My favorite moment on the trip was probably staring out at the Thames and Big Ben from the top of the London Eye, which was a breathtaking view. I can't wait to go on other tech treks next year and learn more about other parts of the world and their tech scenes." —Mayank Mahajan, SEAS '16
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"Ask a bunch of college students, 'Want to spend your spring break in Paris immersing yourself in the tech and entrepreneurship scene of the city?' and you’ve got yourself quite the self-selected bunch. While I was expecting traipsing around the city with intermittent visits to startup offices, instead I had the privilege of attending intimate presentations from successful founders of hardware and fintech startups, experiencing an exhilarating and bilingual pitch night alongside business students from the city, and gorging on croissants while learning about France’s unique startup funding space from venture capitalists. On our visit to one of France’s most prominent tech accelerators, a founder shared some poignant insight: 'Be an entrepreneur because you can’t imagine yourself being anything else.' The tenacity, innovation, and hustle that I had the opportunity to witness during my short week in Paris taught me that this sentiment is universal, and entrepreneurship is a powerful global phenomenon that can solve technical and social problems against all odds. Now, a spring break without remixed renditions of Roar-Lion-Roar and Aux Champs Elyseés is a break I’d rather go without!” —Supriya Jain, SEAS '16

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Applications are due Friday, November 2nd at 11:59PM

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If you have any additional questions, please contact the following trip leaders. Feel free to email more than one of us if your question is more general and not specific to the locations!