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The Four Pillars of Corporate Innovation - Expert Workshop + Startup Bootcamp in Silicon Valley

Mission 2 Mars Academy

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Online workshop for corporate teams (1 Day only)
Please contact: to set specific date for your team for online seminar. This is for teams of 10-20.
Mar 31, 2019 $7,000.00 $0.00
Day 1 Expert Workshop (Early Bird Individual ticket) Nov 1, 2018 $900.00 $0.00
Day 2 Startup Bootcamp (Early Bird Individual Ticket) Nov 1, 2018 $1,200.00 $0.00
2 Days Expert Workshop + Startup Bootcamp (Early Bird Individual ticket) Nov 1, 2018 $1,900.00 $0.00
Day 1 Expert Workshop (Standard Individual ticket) Nov 15, 2018 $1,200.00 $0.00
Day 2 Startup Bootcamp (Standard Individual ticket) Nov 16, 2018 $1,500.00 $0.00
2 Days Expert Workshop + Startup Bootcamp (Standard Individual ticket) Nov 15, 2018 $2,500.00 $0.00
Day 1 Expert Workshop Team Ticket   more info Nov 15, 2018 $3,000.00 $0.00
Day 2 Startup Bootcamp Team Ticket
5- 10 attendees
Nov 16, 2018 $3,500.00 $0.00
2 Days Expert Workshop + Startup Bootcamp Team Ticket
5 - 10 attendees
Nov 15, 2018 $7,000.00 $0.00

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The Four Pillars of Corporate Innovation

2 days Corporate Workshop + Startup Bootcamp


Learn best practices of corporate innovation from top experts and disruptive startups of Silicon Valley

About This Workshop: 

2 Days unique workshop where corporations are invited to build their innovative roadmap and work together with startups on your innovative products. 


Day 1 Includes Deep dive into the topic of Corporate innovation with our expert speakers - top level Silicon Valley Corporate Innovation mentors -  Bill Reichert and Rick Rasmussen. 


Day 2. Includes Startup Bootcamp with 10 Silicon Valley Disruptive startups - where startups and corporate managers work together on developing innovative products and strategies for your business. 


Who Should Attend: 


C-Level executives, CEOs, Chief Innovation Officers, HR executives, business development managers, business and management consultants, team leaders, business owners. 


What Will You Learn?

  • How to identify key elements, types, and drivers of innovation (which any company can adopt)

  • How to identify innovators inside your company

  • How to create an innovative culture and ecosystem for entrepreneurship inside any organization

  • How to make the right investments in innovative ideas, products, and services that your company needs

  • How to lead innovation inside your company and manage corporate innovators and entrepreneurs

  • How to implement practical instructions, methods, and tools to catalyze and scale innovation inside your company.



Innovate or die. Today's reality of Innovation. 

  • The Concept of Innovation. Types of Innovation. Drivers of Innovation

  • The mechanics and technologies of corporate innovation. 

  • Challenges of Internal innovation and transformation
  • Discovery and competitive mapping. Strategy tools. Defining Business Strategy. 
  • The key elements of innovation.Tools for innovation. Innovation chains. Three horizons model.

Outsourcing Innovation

  • Strategies of corporate Investment

  • Structure of corporate VC groups

  • How to invest in startups / due diligence

  • Key principles of working with startups

Innovating From Inside: Building An Innovative Ecosystem and Culture

  • Innovative ecosystems and what makes them effective

  • How to inspire, create, and develop innovative culture inside your organization?

  • What are the lessons that all companies should learn from Silicon Valley startups?

  • Basics of corporate acceleration: how can a company grow internal startups and successfully manage them?

  • How to inspire intrapreneurship and facilitate your company’s growth and change?

  • Understanding Cultural change. 


Becoming An Agent of Change: Leading Innovation & Inspiring Corporate Entrepreneurs

  • A CEO as an Entrepreneur: What it takes to be an innovative leader of your company? What skills do you need?

  • Discovering corporate innovators: how to find, mentor, and develop them?

  • Strategic alignment, stakeholder recruitment and management, effective execution

  • Managing corporate team toward success.
  • How to motivate your team to be innovative?

  • What are the lessons that all companies should learn from Silicon Valley startups?

  • Understanding the difference between creating value and making money

  • The Future of Innovation. Learn about disruptive innovation trends and what they mean for your business



Full day of insightful practical work in groups with Silicon Valley disruptive startups, moderated by our Corporate Innovation experts.  Participating startups will be recruited specifically to match your industry to help your company develop innovative strategies, business models, solutions. 

Day 2 Also includes Startup Pitches and Demo. 


What you will get? 

- Your company innovative roadmap 

- Ideas from startups on specific innovative solutions that your company can integrate 

- Collaboration and Consultation wih Disruptive Startups in your industry 

- Mentors' feedback on your Innovative strategy / Business Model / Product 

- Metholologies and guidelines on how to build innovative strategy / business model / product 

  and integrate them in your existing business. 

- Consultations with experts 



Rick Rasmussen 

Managing Director of Concordia Ventures, UC Berkeley Industry Fellow


Rick Rasmussen is a Silicon Valley native with entrepreneurial, executive, government, and academic experience focusing on startups and growth stage companies. He works extensively with governments and economic development agencies looking to connect with Silicon Valley. He is an active member of the Sand Hill Angels investment group.

He served as the VP of Business Development for nestGSV, a large-scale accelerator in Silicon Valley where he focused on International Business Development and Acceleration Programs. Prior, Mr. Rasmussen served as the Trade Commissioner for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade with responsibility for linking Canadian IT companies to the Valley. Prior, he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Institutional Venture Partners, Interim CEO for Road, President and CEO for He currently advises a half-dozen companies in mobile and international social media and serves as a Director of CritterPix, an animated feature film startup in Marin County, CA.

Rick Rasmussen earned a Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a dual MBA degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in New York City. Rick Rasmussen is also teaching Leadership & Entrepreneurship courses at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.



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Bill Reichert

Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures


Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, mentor, author, speaker, board member, advisor, educator, seed stage, early stage emerging technology companies across information technology, energy tech, materials science, edtech, and fintech

Bill Reichert is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Garage. He has over 30 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow--among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club. He is an advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab, and also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.














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BootUp Ventures: Startup Ecosystem Co-Working & Event Space
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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Mission2Mars.Academy is an educational center for global innovators.

We help entrepreneurs and leaders from all over the world to learn about innovation and new technologies,  get expertise and inspiration they need to get future ready to win in the era of innovative disruption.

Based in Silicon Valley's epicenter of innovation, we engage global change-makers and empower startups & corporate leaders to prepare for the next innovation revolution.   


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Mission2Mars.Academy is a community of Silicon Valley Insiders, Disruptive Startups and Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Technology Experts , Academics and Researchers, Business Consultants and top industry specialists



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- Investor Relations and Consulting
- Silicon Valley Tours to Meet Local Startups
- Innovation Workshops every week
- Expert Panel Discussions  
- Networking with local entrepreneurs
- Thought Leadership Events and Speaker Nights



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- Innovation Strategy Consulting
- Mentoring & Advising for your business
- Business Partnerships with Silicon Valley companies
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