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About Ateneo IPO 
Tech Xplore

Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore is your gateway to unlocking the limitless potential of technology and entrepreneurship. Embark on a 7-day international tour where you will engage with top technology companies, startup founders, business incubators, venture capitalists, and educational institutions. Explore one of the most successful startup ecosystems in the world with engaging experiential learning sessions to help unlock your global potential.

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Program Objectives

Inspire and encourage students to pursue technopreneurship

Experiential learning from successful startup ecosystems

Fostering collaboration among entrepreneurs and innovators

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Timeline

7-Day Onsite Engagement

Experience the South San Francisco Bay Area:

  • Step into the realm of innovation at Googleplex

  • Uncover the secrets of success with the innovation philosophy and 16 leadership principles at Amazon Palo Alto

  • Embark on a journey through Oracle Redwood City Campus, where cutting-edge technology meets architectural brilliance

  • Experience a one-of-a-kind workshop at the Apple Visitor Center, tailored to ignite your creativity and curiosity

  • Gain valuable insights from the visionary CEO of Pik-Nik Foods and discover their revolutionary approach to snacking solutions

  • Engage with the vibrant startup ecosystem at Plug and Play Tech Center

  • Meet the CEO and co-founder of Plentina Lending, Inc., a disruptive force in the world of lending and financial technology

  • Expand your knowledge and network at prestigious institutions like Stanford University and UC Berkley

  • Visit Draper Hero City, a hub of entrepreneurial activity and innovation

  • Explore the evolution of technology at the Computer History Museum

 

Continue the journey in San Francisco City Proper:

  • Marvel at Salesforce Tower, the architectural icon and world's top CRM platform

  • Connect with the Philippine Consulate for collaboration opportunities

  • Experience the vibrant startup scene at Startup Pitch Night at Dynamico Space

  • Learn about business acceleration at Mind the Bridge Innovation Center

  • Engage with FilKor Capital and gain insights int o venture capital investment

  • Explore the wonders of San Francisco such as California Academy of SciencesGolden Gate Bridge, and Exploratorium

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Tour in San Francisco City Proper

August 3-4

Departure for San Francisco

July 30

July 31-August 2

Tour in South San Francisco Bay Area

Departure for Manila

August 5

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Program Fee for Ateneo Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley limited to 20 slots only!

 

Regular Rate until July 6: PHP 300K
Early Bird Rate until June 30: PHP 250K (SAVE PHP 50,000)

Inclusions

  • Accommodations

  • Roundtrip Airfare

  • Airport Transfers

  • Travel Insurance

  • Service Fees

  • Learning Materials

Exclusions

  • Meals

  • Local transportation

  • Communication expenses

  • US Visa application and processing 

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How to Apply

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STEP 1

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STEP 2

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STEP 3

Wait for the email confirming your acceptance into the program.

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  • Will there be an information session about the trip?
    Yes, we will be hosting an information session on June 19 (Monday) at 2 PM. The session will take place at the AIPO office in Room 213 of the PLDT-CTC Building.
  • Is transportation provided?
    Transportation between companies and the airport will be provided. However, there may be instances where walking is necessary. AIPO will coordinate all transportation arrangement through bus services.
  • What is not included in the program fee?
    The program fee does not cover meals and communication expenses.
  • How can I get more information about the trip or have my questions answered?
    For more information and inquiries, please contact us through the AIPO office. You can reach us via email at aipo@ateneo.edu or by calling our landline 8426-6001 local 5672 or 5679. Additionally you can reach us on mobile at +63 905 261 0702.
  • Is there a refund policy?
    Refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email at aipo@ateneo.edu for further assistance regarding refund inquiries.
  • Is food included?
    No, food is not included in the program. However, there may be breakfast provided, and the places you will be visiting will have food services available for your own payment.
  • What are the payment options available?
    You can make the payment using a credit card or through online payment methods. Click here for more payment options: https://www.aipo.ateneo.edu/about-4
  • What are the accommodation arrangements?
    Accommodations will be shared, with all rooms being double occupancy. A maximum of 3 participants may be assigned to a room (only available in the Silicon Valley). Accommodation arrangements in Japan will strictly be 2 per room.
  • How can I apply for the Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley trip?
    To apply for the trip, please visit our website https://www.aipo.ateneo.edu/aipotechxploresiliconvalley and fill out the application form. Alternatively, you can contact us through the AIPO office, email, landline, or mobile for further assistance.
  • What about the US Visa?
    Assistance will be provided through a travel agency, but the fees will not be covered by the program. If your visa will not be approved, a refund will be given. Reservation for your slot is needed as soon as possible so that a letter can be provided for the embassy.
  • What does the program fee include?
    The program fee includes accommodations, roundtrip airfare, airport transfers and local transportation, travel insurance, service fees, learning materials.
  • Which places will be visiting in the during the trip?
    We will be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area and San Francisco City Proper.
  • What is the duration of the Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley trip?
    The trip will take place over a period of 7 days, from July 30 to August 8.
  • What is the objective of Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley?
    The objectives of Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley are to inspire and encourage students to pursue technopreneurship, provide experiential learning form successful startup ecosystems, and foster collaboration among entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • How many slots are available for Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Silicon Valley?
    The program is limited to 20 slots only, so make sure to secure your slot early.
  • Is there an early bird rate available?
    Yes, there is an early bird rate available until June 23. By taking advantage of the early bird rate, you can save PHP 50,000 on the program fee.
  • How can I apply for the Tech Xplore: Japan trip?
    To apply for the trip, please visit our website https://www.aipo.ateneo.edu/aipotechxplorejapan and fill out the application form. Alternatively, you can contact us through the AIPO office, email, landline, or mobile for further assistance.
  • What about the Japan Visa?
    Leave a Nest will provide a letter for the Japan Visa application. The visa processing will be done in approximately 10 days. An agent will coordinate the visa process as part of the package.
  • What is the objective of Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Japan?
    The objectives of Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Japan are to inspire and encourage students to pursue technopreneurship, provide experiential learning form successful startup ecosystems, and foster collaboration among entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • What does the program fee include?
    The program fee includes accommodations, roundtrip airfare, airport transfers and local transportation, travel insurance, service fees, learning materials, and visa application and processing for Japan Visa.
  • Which places will be visiting in the during the trip?
    We will be visiting the technologically advanced cities in Tokyo and Osaka
  • How many slots are available for Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore: Japan?
    The program is limited to 20 slots only, so make sure to secure your slot early.
  • Is there an early bird rate available?
    Yes, there is an early bird rate available until June 23. By taking advantage of the early bird rate, you can save PHP 25,000 on the program fee.
  • What is the duration of the Tech Xplore: Japan trip?
    The trip will take place over a period of 7 days, from July 23 to July 29.
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