Hello and welcome on our blog dedicated to Scoledge, the company, the team and more generally about our entrepreneurship and daily life as startupers!
The last few months, we’ve focused on brainstorming and developing our new app to meet the needs of teachers and students. We simplified our features and improved our user interface. You can have more details on our new Website here.
For this first article, we decided to take you with us during our 1 month travel in the famous Silicon Valley. We decided to move there to discover the tech ecosystem. That means, going to conferences, meetups and visiting some of the biggest companies in the World like Facebook or Google.
Our trip started in Paris at 6 AM. We took the RER B directly from the Metro/RER station « Châtelet les Halles » to the airport « Charles de Gaulle ». In only 30 minutes, this train links the city center to the airport for 10€, that’s probably the easiest way to go there.
Note: the RER B isn’t known by many maps systems (Google Maps, iOS, etc) but actually exists!
After registering our bags, check-in and passing the security, we left at 10:30 AM to Dublin for a connection there.
As we were going to the US, we needed to pass their border guards. Even if we had our ESTA visa, we had to validate it and to fill another form called « U.S. Preclearance » and go through the security again. Because of this process we almost missed our connection… Fortunately the flight was waiting for us!
During our 11 hours flight, we flew over Iceland, Greenland, Canada and finally the US. Landscapes were absolutely amazing as you can see on the pictures we took 🙂
We finally arrived at San Francisco Airport 19 hours later but needed to move to Santa Clara where our AirBnB hosts Sara and Greg were waiting for us. This final trip by bus and by the CalTrain last 2 more hours but was pretty cheap for the 70 kms we had to do.
Note: Bus tickets in Santa Clara starts from $1.25 to $2 for one trip and the CalTrain from zone 2 (San Mateo) to zone 3 (Sunnyvale) costs $5.25.
Now it’s time for us to go sleeping but don’t worry, we’ll have another article tomorrow for our first meetup!