Boston College and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship present TechTrek, a course combining classroom learning on the BC campus with a field study to innovative cities nationally and internationally. The courses involve 25 master-class sessions with senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners (nearly all sessions are led by successful BC alumni at firms from Apple to Airbnb).  Students study strategy and competition in the tech industry, entrepreneurship, and venture finance, examining how firms go from startup to blue-chip. 

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Undergraduate TechTrek West is competitively admitted and is open to all BC undergraduates in all schools, from 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 from late October 2021–November 2021.

Sessions are held nearly every Friday afternoon during the academic year. Students leverage BC’s geographic advantage to engage area firms and executives for master-class learning sessions through this program. Visits are open to all BC undergrads and grad students. We expect participants to research firms to maximize opportunities to engage in on-site Q&A with host firm executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners.

Shea TechTrek Blog
Book Review: The Upstarts  Link to article
“Wow, you guys are like cockroaches. You just won’t die.” – Paul Graham  When Professor Kane emailed us over winter break with a long list of books about entreprene...
May 13, 2022
Final Ride: Down the rabbit hole of entrepreneurship  Link to article
Professor Doyle always asks: “Are entrepreneurs made or born?” To which I have heard many different answers from speakers and students ourselves. I used to have a ...
May 12, 2022
So Long Tech Trek  Link to article
I had been thinking about taking Tech Trek for the last few semesters and I am very glad I finally decided to sign up in what ended up being the last semester of a 3 credit Te...
May 09, 2022
Brian Wassersug