Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about high-growth technology markets worldwide.

In 2014, 500 Startups partnered with to arrange the Startup Geek Speed Dating event.

GOAP 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.



Meet startups, geeks, and investors in cities around the world


Learn about trends in internet, mobile, and other tech platforms


Gain insight into local markets, demographics, and business models

Business and Pleasure

Meet cool people, new ventures, and have fun on planes, trains & buses

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