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One Day Best Practices in Corporate Innovation Tour

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Silicon Valley Innovation Center

1850 Gateway Drive


San Mateo, CA 94404

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What is this tour about?

Innovation is the key to growth and competition for the 21st century organization. It involves the creation of a new idea, process, technology, product, service or business model.

In this exclusive corporate innovation tour you will visit top Silicon Valley innovative companies, meet their “chief innovation officers” and corporate agents of change and learn their best practices for corporate innovation.

What you will learn?

  • Hear the insider stories about implementing corporate incubation and corporate investment strategies and practices to boost innovation within companies across different industries and markets.

  • Learn the best practices and empirical cases of innovation management from top executives of innovative companies of Silicon Valley.

  • Take an insider’s look at their corporate cultures, and discover their know-hows & strategies of building a Silicon Valley-like innovative cultures that promote innovation & entrepreneurship.

  • Get inspired by the insights of our Speakers' Night panelists, (top experts in corporate innovation); and experience a real Silicon Valley networking with local entrepreneurs, VCs, startups and corporate executives.

Discover the uniqueness of Silicon Valley, experience first-hand the transformative power of corporate innovation to bring the spirit and knowledge of disruptive innovation to your company.

What's the Tour Schedule?

Briefing: Disruptive Trends and the Future Challenges for Corporate

Innovation 9:00 - 10:30

  • The Introductory Briefing will start at the office of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center in San Mateo. You will enjoy coffee at your opening session and hear about the trends and challenges of corporate innovation, the most powerful stories of corporate innovation acceleration & incubation in Silicon Valley companies.

    Module 1. Growing Internal Startups: Best Practices of Corporate Incubation. 11:00 - 12:00

    Which lessons can companies learn from innovative start-ups, and how they can grow start-ups internally? What are the major principles and techniques of innovation incubation inside a company? How does one to create and develop corporate start-ups? You will get all the answers first-hand from the insiders.

    For this program module you will visit one of the following companies: Fortune 500 startups: SAP, Google, Facebook, Oracle, Cisco.

    Module 2. Corporation as a VC: Best Practices of Corporate Investment

    12:30 - 13:30

    Corporate Venture Capital is one of the strategies of how innovative companies can explore new territories. How can an innovative corporation establish and incubate or accelerate internal start-ups in order to advance its disruptive innovation initiatives? Silicon Valley Corporate VCs will share their strategies for corporate investments.

    For this program module you will visit one of the following companies: Samsung, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, or one of the Venture Capital firms.

    13.30 - 14.30 Lunch with Silicon Valley Corporate Innovation experts

    Meeting Silicon Valley corporate innovation experts over lunch is a great opportunity for informal communication, Q&A, networking. Ask your questions, share your stories, connect with like-minded corporate entrepreneurs and innovators.

    Module 3. Navigating Disruption: How to Manage Corporate Innovation

    15:00 - 16:00

    How can a big company manage its innovative transition and which tools, technologies and strategies companies need today? Silicon Valley insiders have the answers, and they will share their cases and best practices of innovation management, which can be applied to your business.

    For this program module you will visit one of the following companies: Amazon, Netflix, Intuit, RocketSpace, BNY Melon, Microsoft, HP.

    Module 4. Building Innovative Culture Inside the Corporation

    16:30 - 17:30

    Creating an inspiring ecosystem is crucially important for corporate innovation. A this module you will learn how to build a corporate culture that catalyzes innovation and motivates corporate entrepreneurs.

    You will meet executives from one of the following companies: Uber, Lyft, Zappos, Facebook, Google, Tesla, Stanford University.

    Silicon Valley Speakers Night & Networking Event 18:00 - 21:00

    At the end of this very insightful day you will be a guest of our exclusive Silicon Valley Speakers’ Night, to hear a panel discussion about the emerging issues of corporate innovation from our celebrity guest speakers. Experience pure Silicon Valley networking by meeting local startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors and corporate executives.

    This is an excellent opportunity to build new connections and meaningful partnerships!

  • This tour includes: workshops, company visits, speaker talks, lunch, networking event, startup presentations, transportation.
  • Number of participants: Max 20 participants per tour.

Be ready for an amazing experience and new business opportunities! We are looking forward to meeting you in Silicon Valley!

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Silicon Valley Innovation Center

1850 Gateway Drive


San Mateo, CA 94404

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