The final day of TEC was last week and I’ve spent a lot of time since then thinking about how much has changed since the first day of the program. I’ve met more people, learned more things, and had more fun than I would have had spending my summer any other way. Everyone at True Ventures, specifically Shea and Christiaan, have put an incredible amount of time and effort into making this summer a great experience for all of us interns. Their benevolence and willingness to help us grow and develop at every turn surprised me every day.

I give thanks to everyone at True, but also to everyone at Tello—I fit very well into the culture of the company, and feel very fortunate to have been paired up with such a fun, smart, and hardworking group of people.

The program was, as I say in the title of this post, a formative experience. It has solidified my interests and given me a great wealth of knowledge and experience that I will draw upon months and years down the road. So if you’re a future applicant reading this and are deciding whether or not to apply, let me say this: if you are even remotely interested in technology and entrepreneurship, then you need to be in this program.

Peace out, San Francisco. Don’t worry, this won’t be the last time you hear from me.