The Gateway to Silicon Valley

FOR GERMAN COMPANIES

What We Do

German Silicon Valley Innovators offers German companies tailor-made access to Silicon Valley’s startup and innovation ecosystem. We enable our customers to take advantage of the local network as well as the experiences and opportunities Silicon Valley provides.

Immerse in the Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem for several days. Meet Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors or Movers

Silicon Valley
Learning Journey

Identify the latest Technologies, Trends, Business models, Investment Opportunities, Innovations

Innovation
Scouting

Let a team or individual immerse themselves in SV's entrepreneurial mindset to learn how it can leverage your business.

Innovation Programs in
Silicon Valley

Send your executives to our six-day Academy and profit from the knowledge of leading enterprises in this field - our Academy partners.

Cyber Security
Academy

Train your executives on innovation and leadership with German Innovators in cooperation with Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

UC Berkeley
Executive Education

Testimonials

  • “Disrupt or be disrupted.” This is what I took from meetings with investors, competitors, and start-ups in Silicon Valley. My thanks go to German Silicon Valley Innovators, who have enriched our stay in Silicon Valley with their expertise and network. After these discussions, I am more convinced than ever that a trend scouting team can add value and make the difference.

    Dr. Rüdiger Grube
    former CEO Deutsche Bahn

  • „It was a valuable journey, that paid us off. The forward-looking presentations, the cordial welcome toward us and the inspiring conversations, many new ideas and discussion platforms have given us endless suggestions for our own future entrepreneurial orientation.”

    Richard Mayr
    CEO blue-zone AG

  • “The visit of our Enterprise Partner delegation to Silicon Valley has made it clear that we need to intensify communication with the start-up community there in order to better support German industry in its innovation strategies. I can highly recommend the cooperation with German Innovators – great organization and especially great insights into the innovative power of the Silicon Valley.”

    Christian Gfüllner
    Director Partner Ecosystem Microsoft Germany

Impressions

  • We introduced Rüdiger Grube (former CEO Deutsche Bahn) to exciting automated driving startups in Silicon Valley

    We introduced Rüdiger Grube (former CEO Deutsche Bahn) to exciting automated driving startups in Silicon Valley

  • Hosting Microsoft Germany Partner Delegation

    Hosting Microsoft Germany Partner Delegation

  • German Innovators Learning Journey combined with Executive Education by UC Berkeley

    German Innovators Learning Journey combined with Executive Education by UC Berkeley

  • High Level Networking Event with the German Consulate General

    High Level Networking Event with the German Consulate General

  • CO-Innovation with SAP and successful German Companies from the Silicon Valley

    CO-Innovation with SAP and successful German Companies from the Silicon Valley

  • Decades of Silicon Valley experience at work

    Decades of Silicon Valley experience at work

  • Andreas von Bechtolsheim shares his expertise with our clients

    Andreas von Bechtolsheim shares his expertise with our clients

  • DocMorris dives into 'Lean Launchpad' entrepreneurship methodology

    DocMorris dives into 'Lean Launchpad' entrepreneurship methodology

  • Silicon Valley's culture and ecosystem explained to Lufthansa

    Silicon Valley's culture and ecosystem explained to Lufthansa

  • Fast and straightforward communication of the Silicon Valley with LVL Jäger

    Fast and straightforward communication of the Silicon Valley with LVL Jäger

“The world of incremental change is coming to an end. Firms will have to reinvent their businesses in radical ways. Disruptive change will become the new standard.”

 
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff
Director, Max Planck Institute
for Innovation and Competition
Co-founder, German Innovators

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“The world of incremental change is coming to an end. Firms will have to reinvent their businesses in radical ways. Disruptive change will become the new standard.”

 
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff
Director, Max Planck Institute
for Innovation and Competition
Co-founder, German Innovators

Meet the Team

A successful project is not possible without the right team.
The German Innovators is a group of experienced serial entrepreneurs and highly skilled experts. Our team combines expertise and insights to the Silicon Valley and entrepreneurial mindset with the knowledge of the German culture, efficiency, and productivity.

Oliver Hanisch

Co-founder &
Managing Partner

Uwe Wagner

Managing Partner

Steffen Dibke

Marketing & Operations

Julia Reinhardt

Senior Consultant

Geoff Baum

Senior Consultant

Advisors

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff

Director, Max Planck Institute
for Innovation and Competition

Hans W. Hagemann

CEO at
Munich Leadership Group

Dirk Kanngiesser

Former CEO at
German Accelerator

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