Boston College and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship present TechTrek West, an award-winning course combining classroom learning on the BC campus with a week-long field study to Silicon Valley. The course involves some 20 master-class sessions with senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners(nearly all sessions are led by successful BC alumni at firms from Apple to Zynga).  Students study tech industry strategy and competition, entrepreneurship, and venture finance, examining how firms go from startup to blue chip.


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Undergraduate TechTrek West (ISYS3205) is competitively admitted, and is open to all BC undergraduates in all schools, sophomores to seniors. Any undergraduate who has completed a full year (two semesters) of courses at Boston College is eligible to apply for Undergraduate TechTrek West. Applications are posted, and selection takes place the mid to late October 2018. Classroom study is in the first half of spring semester, and the field study is held during undergraduate spring break.

TechTrek Boston sessions are held nearly every Friday afternoon during the academic year. The City of Boston is regularly rated the Most Innovative City in America", and through this program, students leverage BC’s geographic advantage to engage area firms and executives for master-class learning sessions.  Visits are open to all BC undergrads and grad students. Visit participants are expected to research firms to maximize opportunities to engage in on-site Q&A with host firm executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners.

TechTrek NYC is held every Spring semester. Students depart campus at roughly 4:00am via bus to New York and meet with executives at some five tech and startup firms, returning by midnight.


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Shea TechTrek West 2018 Blog
When the Eagles flew West  Link to article
Thank you to Professor Kane, Professor Doyle, Kelsey, and Matt for teaching us, providing the resources and information to be informed, and organizing an incredible trip. With...
March 20, 2018
Katie Bailey
The Meaning of Life & Everything Else #BCSTT Made Me Question  Link to article
Hello Tech Trekkers! I am so sorry that I missed you all last Wednesday when Uber came to visit, I missed you all so much. First, I want to say thank you to everyone for makin...
March 19, 2018
Don’t Dream It’s Over  Link to article
Hi, #BCSTT! I’m missing all of you already. In the first 48 hours, I definitely went through withdrawal and so it is with bittersweet feelings that I anticipate our last...
March 19, 2018