Get ready to inspire, immerse, and impress at the CFE’s annual entrepreneur-athon in the Bay Area.

The Weather Underground Startup Trek (WUST) is 48 hours of broadening your network, building your entrepreneurial brand, immersing you into the challenges faced by today’s startups and having you work alongside Bay Area experts, advisors, and mentors.

Read about the 2016 WUST visit. Previous WUST trips have included Twilio, Pinterest, Le Tote, LinkedIn, Instacart, NASDAQ, and Sephora.

Michelle Fiesta (School of Information '15) leads a case study analysis before presenting to company executives at the Sephora Innovation Lab in downtown San Francisco.
Michelle Fiesta (School of Information ’15) leads a case study analysis before presenting to company executives at the Sephora Innovation Lab in downtown San Francisco.

And speaking of previous years, what do past WUST students say about the experience?

“It was amazing experience coming to the Bay Area meeting the people that are leading the entrepreneurship field and getting a glimpse of the startup culture. If you want to be an entrepreneur I can’t think of a better way to get a taste of what lies ahead.”Filip Theodorakis, Software Engineer at Uber, B.S.E. Computer Science and Engineering, WUST 2014

Questions? Email us: cfe-treks@umich.edu

Winter 2017 Trek: March 15-18, 2017

  • Arrival: Wednesday, March 15 (7 p.m.) in San Francisco, CA
  • Thurs, Mar 16: Programming All-Day
  • Fri, Mar 17: Programming All-Day
  • Sat, Mar 18: Programming in morning

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Center for Entrepreneurship will provide hotel accommodations and daily meals on this trip. All students are required to book and fund their own flight and ground transportation to and from San Francisco and cover any ad hoc expenses and purchases.


This application is now closed! Check out our upcoming Startup Immersion Treks.