Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is a tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about high-growth technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond with fellow travelers, a wealth of new friends and business contacts in exploding technology markets, and a stronger appreciation for the cultural and economic ties that bind us globally.
""By going on GOAP, I checked an item off my bucket list. GOAP is an amazing experience with a perfectly balanced mix of attending events, networking, learning, soaking up the local culture, getting inspired and even touristing. The network of friends and connections that you end up with afterwards is invaluable. I highly recommend GOAP to any entrepreneur, executive, angel, investor and LP that is interested in technology."
"In only 6 days, I got a real feel for the startup & tech ecosystems in Mexico & Colombia by watching pitches, meeting people & building strong ties that will last a long time."
"I came home from GOAP with a tired body—but with an invigorated mind. As a result, I've signed up customers & learned which markets to attack more forcefully."