San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Aug 19 – 23, 2019
Feb 17 – 21, 2020
Apr 22-26, 2019
Five-day Immersion Program
Taught by Top Silicon Valley Investors
Free Webinar – Secrets of Investing in Technology Startups
Free Webinar – Secrets of Investing in Technology Startups
Leading Silicon Valley practitioners and thought leaders will help you master skills necessary to develop a solid investment strategy and make successful investment decisions.

In addition, during this one week course in the heart of Silicon Valley you'll visit leading technology companies and meet with premier VCs and promising startups.
Why Invest in Silicon Valley
Don't miss your chance to invest in the next AirBnB or Uber
Number of highly valued companies quadrupled over the last 5 years
The chart shows skyrocketing growth of a number of companies with valuation over $1 bln since 2009.

Data source: CBInsights.
What's Included
An immersive five-day experience in the heart of Silicon Valley
Learn how the venture industry works directly from top Silicon Valley venture capitalists and industry leaders who have helped build it.
Benefit from exclusive access to leading venture funds, accelerators, fast-growing companies and game-changing startups.
Thorough learning sessions
Deep dive into the Silicon Valley ecosystem
Expand your professional network and build relationships with Silicon Valley venture capitalists, angel investors and entrepreneurs.
Practice your acquired know-how to evaluate investment opportunities like a VC.
High-quality networking opportunities
Hands-on workshops led by VCs
What You'll Learn
Seize a unique opportunity and make a deep dive into the world of venture capital to gain first-hand insights from the top Silicon Valley investors
Master the key trends that drive transformation
of venture industry
Get a clear vision of changing venture landscape, its key players and how they access to the best opportunities
Learn how to evaluate and structure deals to ensure attractive returns
Get a firm grasp of various investment strategies and formulate the one that fits your objectives
Past and Future Speakers
Meet leading Silicon Valley investors
Icebreaker Ventures
Mark Platshon
DN Capital
Steven Schlenker
Steve Kirsch
Eric Benhamou
Steve Goldberg
Citi Ventures
Ramneek Gupta
Dixon Doll
Keiretsu Forum
Randy Williams
Trident Capital
Don Dixon
Khosla Ventures
David Weiden
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Co-Founder & Partner
Founder & General Partner
Operating Partner
Managing Director
Founder & CEO
Managing Director & Founder
Co-Founder & Managing Director
DLA Piper
Curtis L. Mo
Gamiel Gran
Vice President of Business Development
Réza Malekzadeh
General Partner
Mohr Davidow
Jim Smith
General Partner
Menlo Ventures
Steve Sloane
Agenda at a glance
Intro to the world of venture capital
Overview of VC industry
Explore venture capital landscape
The Players
Learn how venture investors generate returns
Venture strategies
VC differentiation
See what's next in venture capital
Key trends of VC
Crypto world
Create your venture strategy
Types of startups
Corporate investors
Enterprise startups
The universe of unicorns
Blockchain startups
The cutting edge tech
Liquidity options
Seed investors and VCs
Consumer startups
Conducting due diligence
VC myths and realities
Pitching sessions
Discover its past, present and the future
Types of venture investors and how do they differ
Ascertain how corporations harness the power of venture capital
Sector trends & showcases
What startups have the biggest upside potential?
Master what to look at when evaluating venture deals
Landscape & showcases
The role they play in shaping startup ecosystem
Demystifying how investors generate returns
Sector trends & showcases
Understand crypto asset space trends, deals and ICOs
How do investors add value to their portfolio?
Get a firm grasp of direct, primary, secondary and the likes
Implications of venture industry transformation
Panel discussion
Presentations by select Silicon Valley startups
Sector trends & showcases
Become familiar with hot technology themes and areas
Offsite Briefing
Offsite Briefing
Offsite Briefing
Offsite Briefing
Meeting with a premier venture firm
Meeting with a corporate ventures
Meeting with a startup accelerator
Meeting with a premier venture firm
Hands-on workshop
Pitching sessions
Presentations by select Silicon Valley startups
Practice how to formulate sound investment strategy
Discover the best of Silicon Valley
Connections with local Silicon Valley community is what defines our success. Let us guide you through the world of innovative companies, venture capital firms and corporations
Hands-on Workshop
Master your newly acquired venture investing skills in live format
Evaluate promising startups alongside your peers during engaging roundtable discussions guided by experienced practitioners.
Learn the art and science of venture investing from its best practitioners
Start building your pipeline of direct investment opportunities through access to the most promising startups
Deal Flow
Expand your professional network by building valuable relationships with top Silicon Valley investors and technology visionaries
Get a certificate of program completion
What You Get
Learn from the pros and become successful investor in the new economy
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High net worth individuals

Angel investors

Aspiring venture capitalists

Entrepreneurs looking to raise venture capital

Corporate development executives

Family offices

Non-profits, endowments & foundations

Institutional asset managers


Lawyers and consultants

Who Should Attend
This program is essential for private and corporate investors who want to gain an insider perspective on venture investing
Program Details
Learn venture capital from the pros and become an expert startup investor
Five-day immersive program
Transfers to and from company visits
Lunches (Monday through Friday)
Hotel accommodation (+$2,000)
What's Included in the Price?
Program Price
October 22-26, 2018
January 21-25, 2019
April 22 - 26, 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Past Programs
Technology Investment and Venture Capital
March 2018
Decoding Silicon Valley Fintech and InsurTech
March 2017
Navigating FinTech Disruption
July 2017
Innovation in Venture Capital
March 2015
Banking Disrupted Conference
May 2016
Silicon Valley Fintech Week
September 2016
Deutsche Bank Executives
C-Level Executives from USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia
Angel investors, venture capitalists and Entrepreneurs
Vodafone Executives
Executives from Australian Bank of Queensland
Global C-level Executives
"We came from Europe to learn about what is happening in Silicon Valley. I enjoyed it a lot: getting insights on startups and how that works and also looking a little bit beyond the horizon of what is going next."
Executive Vice President, Vanderlande, Netherlands
Terry Verkuijlen
"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."
Chief Operating Officer at Skillson Dot Com, Malaysia
Allen Lee Chin Min
"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."
Director, Factum Consulting Group, Mexico
Hiram Alarid
"It's my second trip like this to SIlicon Valley. This time we have been more focused on tech startups influencing our current and future growth, and the industry in general. We found some great startups to work with, that inspired us, challenged us and our thinking."
President and Chairman, Sonepar, Asia-Pacific Region
Jo Verbeek
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San Mateo, 94404, CA
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About Silicon Valley Innovation Center
An agile team of professionals who live and breathe the principles of innovation, we are passionately on the lookout for emerging technologies from Silicon Valley disruptors and worldwide industry innovators.

Since 2012 our company, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC), has been empowering senior-level executives from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.

SVIC provides expertise on the business impact of disruptive technologies by creating exclusive executive management programs, cutting-edge thought leadership summits and breakthrough corporate innovation acceleration programs.