Our program started with an introductory meeting where we got to know the participants. There were more than 40 of us, most of whom were residents of the United States of America. On the first day, we all participated in business games together, which helped us get to know each other better, form groups, set goals, and agree on rules. In the evening, we went to explore the campus of Stanford University in the company of a PhD and the president of the Russian-speaking community at Stanford.
On the second day, we started with an exciting visit to Berkeley University, where we met with a professor who personally knows all the celebrities of Silicon Valley, from Elon Musk to Reid Hoffman and Mark Zuckerberg. Later, we met with immigrant entrepreneurs who founded successful technology companies thanks to their skills and perseverance, and even built self-organization within one of them. That same day, we also met with a professor at Stanford University who is the managing director of a venture fund. It was an unforgettable experience from which the participants gained a lot of useful insights.