San Francisco Startup Trip – March 6-8, 2016
ABOUT THE TRIP
You’re invited to HackCville and Health UnBound’s first ever joint startup trip to San Francisco. The trip will happen from Sunday-Tuesday March 6-8, over the first half of UVA’s 2016 Spring Break.
On Sunday, March 6, we’ll have an alumni get-together and and pre-trip meetings. On Monday, March 7, we’ll visit startups in the city, including SocialCode and Airbnb. On Tuesday, March 8, we’ll visit startups and bigger companies down south in the Bay Area.
You will be responsible for booking your own plane tickets and for the $350 ticket cost to cover hotels, on-the-ground transportation, and any meals or events we provide for you. Expect to fly out on Saturday, March 5th; we’ll have hotels for you for 4 nights (Saturday night – Tuesday night). After that, you’re free to leave (or stay in SF) to enjoy the rest of your Spring Break!
Trip applications are due Wednesday, December 9th, at 11:59pm.
This is the trip of a lifetime. Don’t miss out!
MONDAY COMPANY VISITS:
SocialCode is a technology and insights company that manages digital advertising for the world’s leading consumer brands. We decode human intentions and deliver actionable feedback from consumer data on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.
Rock Health is the first venture fund dedicated to digital health. They want to make healthcare massively better for every human being.
Mango Health helps you manage your medications and create healthy habits, so you can savor the moments that matter most.
Superhuman is rebuilding the inbox from the ground up to make you brilliant at what you do. They are specifically designing it for professionals and power users. Especially those with very demanding inboxes.
Brigade is a technology startup founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in our democracy. The company, which raised a $9.5MM Series A from investors led by Sean Parker, Marc Benioff, and Ron Conway, is building tools for expressing your civic identity, learning about your friends and neighbors, and working toward common goals together.
Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. With 150,000 businesses on Dropbox Business, they’re transforming everyday workflows and entire industries.
TUESDAY COMPANY VISITS:
LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.
Google is a technology company whose mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since Google was founded in 1998, they’ve grown to serve billions of people around the world with products that make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need and get the things you need to do done.
True Ventures invests in founders of movements and products that capture the imagination. They believe in magnifying the creative power of entrepreneurs through relationships, education and resources essential to their success. They invest in entrepreneurship that encompasses all walks of life and believe in the democratization of innovation as a powerful force for global good.
Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. Launched in June 2013, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using Newsela’s proprietary, rapid text-leveling process.
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Piazza is designed to connect students, TAs, and professors so every student can get help when she needs it — even at 2AM.
Palantir builds data fusion platforms for integrating, managing, and securing any kind of data, at massive scale. On top of these platforms, they layer applications for fully interactive, human-driven, machine-assisted analysis. Their products make people better at their most important work — the kind of work you read about on the front page of the newspaper.
Spots are limited for this once in a lifetime trip.
The application is below, and is open to students of all years and majors. You don’t need to be a member of HackCville or Health UnBound to apply.
Applications are due Wednesday, December 9th at 11:59PM. Don’t miss out!
Send any questions to [email protected]