Venture Capital Academy
Comprehensive Silicon Valley 5-day Venture Capital Immersion Program for
Private and Corporate Investors
What Is An Executive Immersion Program?
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to find out how the venture industry works directly from top Silicon Valley venture capitalists and industry leaders who have helped build it. Designed specifically for private and corporate investors, the program includes 5 full days of immersion with Silicon Valley venture capitalists, angel investors and entrepreneurs. Learn how to structure deals and formulate investment strategies to meet your objectives.
What Will I Learn?
This schedule is tentative and features past speakers and participating companies.
Subject to change without prior notice
How to create Unicorns in Silicon Valley
The first day of the Venture Capital Academy sets the scene for the week. The opening presentation by SVIC focuses on the big picture of industry disruption, the fourth industrial revolution and the future of business. You will get an insider’s look at Google’s innovation spirit and aggressive pursuit of new opportunities driven by a sharp focus on customer needs and innovative business models. Silicon Valley is famous for being home to innovative incubators and accelerators and here you will get the chance to experience the fast-paced and innovative environment of these networks.
Decoding the secrets of capital investment and VCs
The second day will focus on the secrets of investing in Silicon Valley and how venture capital firms work and invest in the Bay Area. Jim Smith, a renowned expert in startup investment, will share insights about startup valuation and contract negotiation. Sean Lindy will unveil new ideas on creating the right mix in startup teams and ways to mentor and coach entrepreneurs. You will learn about how two startups developed their culture of innovation and the critical terms they look for in an acquisition. At the end of the day, you will learn how General Electrics is working with startups to build in-house expertise and innovation from GE Venture’s Ricardo Angel.
Best practices in talent acquisition and community expansion
The third day of the program is held in San Francisco and focuses on acceleration and exponential growth. Through a series of presentations and company visits, you will gain a deeper understanding of best practices in startup recruitment and talent retention. In addition, you will learn about building a startup community that focuses on developing new technologies from IBM’s Angie Krackeler. At the end of the day, Steve Hoffman will blow your mind with his presentation on innovation, Silicon Valley-based startups and the business of the future.
THE ENTREPRENEUR’S MINDSET
Early-stage startups, new business models and the future of entrepreneurship
On day four, you will get the chance to broaden you knowledge of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the workings of the crypto world. Oleg Koukijov will explain how startups are working with cryptocurrencies and creating new business models. Vincent McPhillip of Stanford University will share expert insights on blockchain technology and help you grasp the technicalities of this emerging technology. Curtis Mo will give you the tools to establish a VC fund and help you navigate regulatory and legal aspects. To finish the day, Josh Trujillo will host the group at Silicon Valley 42, one of the most creative labs in Silicon Valley. Meet with a series of early-stage startups and explore their approach to product development, sales and marketing.
ACCELERATE CORPORATE INNOVATION
Case studies in venture capital and digital transformation
The last day centers on corporate innovation and what companies can learn from the startup culture of “fail fast and keep experimenting.” It will unleash the secrets of using venture capital as an innovation tool and help you explore M&A in Silicon Valley. Dive into best practices on corporate innovation and startup engagement with Ed Fernandez. Learn about early-stage IPOs from Reza Malekzadeh and hear about what’s next with ICOs. To finish the day, Sean Lindy will guide you through pilot management and pathways to advance your own business by working with startups. We will top off the program by recapping key lessons and takeaways from each day.
Why Should I Join?
Meet Some of Our Speakers
“No matter your size of organization, whether you’re a large company or a small company, working with the SVIC really allows you to discover technologies well ahead of the curve. Whether working with an early-stage company like mine or working with one of the largest tech companies in the world, it really allows you to remain at the forefront of your game.”
Kunal Contractor, Global Director,
“I’m an investor in a company called BigML, which is a machine learning as a service platform company. Several years ago we identified this trend of machine learning as an emerging technology that was going to change the way we effectively do software. We now have the right level of maturity and enterprise creativity for tools in machine learning, and it’s now poised to go into mainstream adoption. Machine learning is nothing less than one of the best optimizers that we can apply to our businesses processes.”
Ed Fernandez Board Director,
Early Stage VC, YPO,
Advisor & Entrepreneur
“I was speaking about innovation and entrepreneurship and I drew on my experience both as an investment banker as well as at my advisory firm Sweat Equity. I’ve seen a lot of successful innovation and a lot of successful founders along the way and so I drew on those experiences in order to communicate what would work best for the people that were at SVIC today.”
Founder, Sweat Equity
Photos from previous programs
What Did Attendees Have To Say About The Program?
Factum Consulting Group, Mexico
“This program is an excellent opportunity to get an idea of what is going on in Silicon Valley and experience it firsthand. The program exceeded my expectations: fantastic content, companies, VCs, and startups.”
CIO/General Manager Global Markets IT,
“I think there’s a massive difference in meeting people, connecting with people, actually seeing things for yourself rather than sitting on Google and getting all the information or reading the documents.”
Allen Lee Chin Min
Chief Operating Officer,
Skillson Dot Com, Malaysia
“Why am I here: First, I learned what the phases to develop disruptive models for my industry. Second – new criteria of Silicon Valley VCs and what they are looking for. Third – insight into industrial revolution 4.0 and also the IoT and how it will impact our future.”
VENTURE CAPITAL ACADEMY PROGRAM RUNS QUARTERLY
April 8-12, 2019
July 8-12, 2019
October 14-18, 2019
Early Bird: $8,500/person
Late Bird: $12,000/person
What Is Included?
If you prefer to book and pay for your own accommodation, contact us to request a registration code.
CALL US TODAY TO PLAN YOUR TOUR +1 (650) 274-0214
CALL US TODAY TO PLAN YOUR TOUR +1 (650) 274-0214
About Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Helping Companies Grow And Innovate By Connecting Them With Disruptive Technologies And Emerging Trends
Who We Are
Since 2012, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has been empowering senior-level executive leaders from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.
We provide expertise in the business impact of disruptive technologies by creating exclusive executive management programs, cutting-edge thought leadership summits, and breakthrough corporate innovation acceleration programs. We have organized hundreds of study tours and executive education programs for corporate executives, business owners, board members of multi-billion dollar corporations and government leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond.
For more information go to www.svichub.com