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Silicon Valley Immersion Program

Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Immersion Tour | January 23 - 27, 2017
Includes transfers to and from company visits, lunches (Mon-Fr)
Jan 20, 2017 $4,983.00 $0.00
Immersion Tour | April 17 - 21, 2017
Includes transfers to and from company visits, lunches (Mon-Fr)
Apr 14, 2017 $4,983.00 $0.00

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

The program is an intense, transformative learning experience that will immerse you in the innovations and business culture of Silicon Valley through:

  •  presentations by influential technology experts and visionaries
  •  provocative brainstorming sessions with like-minded innovators
  •  visits to top Silicon Valley companies
  •  meetings with Silicon Valley luminaries

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

The program is a transformational week that aims to give you the first-hand insights into the inner workings of Silicon Valley, emerging technologies and disruptive trends that will disrupt the way we work and live. It will also shed light to the building blocks of innovation that ignite the infamous entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley and bring to live its game-changing ideas. 

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT: 

  • Science and "secret sauce" of Silicon Valley innovation
  • Navigating emerging technologies and disruptive trends and their impact on the future of industries, companies and careers
  • Building success: from start-up to IPO
  • The art and science of innovation management
  • The theory and practice of technology investments

PROGRAM AGENDA 

(This is a sample program. Participating presenters and companies vary from program to program and cannot be guaranteed for any particular tour.)

DAY 1: 

Silicon Valley's "Secret Sauce"

Find out about the history of Silicon Valley, the rich ecosystem of VC firms, major research centers and universities, successful investors and entrepreneurs drawn to this place from all over the world.  Explore why all attempts to replicate Silicon Valley in other locations have yet to see success.

The Biggest Success Stories of Silicon Valley: Company Visits

We will visit the most famous Silicon Valley companies such as FacebookGoogleApple or Alphabet and discuss with business managers the benefits and downsides of growing business in Silicon Valley, as well as lessons on creating and nurturing the innovation culture.


DAY 2: 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

We will visit start-ups and established companies making advances in the area of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Explore how these technologies are pushing the boundaries of human control, what impact they may have on the future of jobs and the overall society

Virtual and augmented reality

What are the disruptive effects of virtual and augmented reality?  Why the push for VR/AR that failed before is gaining momentum now? Who are thewinners and the losers?

Internet of Things and Wearables

Some experts believe that Internet of Smart Things can have even bigger implications for the industries and the humanity than Artificial Intelligence. How advanced is the technology? How to use valuable insights from the tsunami of data that IoT produces? What are the promising new opportunities and threats from creating complex networks of interconnected devices?

Next Frontier

What is the next frontier for technology innovation? We will visit innovation labs that fuel Silicon Valley growth. You will get first-hand insights into the next generation of emerging technologies - from autonomous cars to design thinking to latest developments in food research - and will witness revolution in making.

 

DAY 3: 

Insider View: Disrupting Business Models

Shared economy, social financing, peer to peer lending have taken the world by storm, and it all started with a couple of guys renting out a mattress to their friends. Witness the transformation of business models driven by technology innovations from the disruptors' point of view.

Insider View: Incubators and Accelerators

Many great companies got a jump start in the incubators and accelerators of Silicon Valley. Explore the business incubation model and meet the residents and alumni of the hottest Silicon Valley start-up incubators.

 

DAY 4: 

Creating Innovation Culture

Ping-pong tables, free gourmet lunches and sleeping pods in the office are not all that is required to keep your team innovative and productive. Learn from Silicon Valley start-ups the secrets of attracting and retaining the right people and  creating the company culture that helps businesses launch game-changing innovations.

Maintaining The Level Of Innovation And Remaining Competitive 

Learn from the technology "veterans" on how to maintain the level of innovation and remain competitive when the pace of technological advancement keeps accelerating. Find out what unique challenges the established companies face and how they overcome those challenges.

 

DAY 5: 

Angel Investor Economics and Trends

Explore the economics of angel investing with the Silicon Valley prominent angels and angel funds. Learn how they evaluate business risksscreen the start-ups. Find out about the latest trends in angel investing across Silicon Valley's ecosystem.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Funds. What Are They Investing In? 

Discover industry insights and emerging trends from the prominent venture capitalists of Silicon Valley. Find out what is on top of the list of venture capitalists, how they choose where to invest and what does it take to raise capital from Silicon Valley VCs.

 What's Included:

 

  • Program participation
  • Transfers between company visits
  • Lunches (Mon-Fr)  

Hotel accommodation and airfare are not included

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Have questions about Silicon Valley Immersion Program? Contact Silicon Valley Innovation Center

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Silicon Valley
1850 Gateway Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST)


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Silicon Valley Innovation Center

We help companies grow and innovate by educating them about disruptive technologies and innovation trends.

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