The gateway
for German companies
to Silicon Valley

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WHAT WE DO
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We offer German companies tailor-made access to the innovative ecosystem of Silicon Valley and enable them to make optimal use of this network, these experiences, opportunities, investment opportunities and much more.

 
“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

 

OUR SERVICES

Silicon Valley
Learning Journey

Meet experts from SV and understand innovation, disruption and the SV culture.
Meet experts from SV and understand innovation, disruption and the SV culture.
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Innovation
Scouting

Find with our help suitable start-ups, technologies, business models and more  to make your company successful and to make it successful.
Find with our help suitable start-ups, technologies, business models and more to make your company successful and to make it successful.
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Intrapreneurship in
Silicon Valley

Let a team or individual immerse themselves in SV's entrepreneurial mindset and learn how they can leverage it for your business.
Let a team or individual immerse themselves in SV's entrepreneurial mindset and learn how they can leverage it for your business.
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Cyber Security
Academy

Learn about the challenges and necessity of Cyber Security and how to successfully implement it for your company.
Learn about the challenges and necessity of Cyber Security and how to successfully implement it for your company.
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UC Berkeley
Executive Education

Train your executives with Haas School of Business courses in cooperation with GSVI on innovation and modern leadership.
Train your executives with Haas School of Business courses in cooperation with GSVI on innovation and modern leadership.
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Custom Learning Journey

  • 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

Customer Voices

  • “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 organisation and especially great insights into the innovative power of the Silicon Valley.”

    Christian Gfüllner
    Director Partner Ecosystem Microsoft Germany

OUR SERVICES

Custom Learning
Journey

Immerse in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem for several days by participating in workshops, meeting hot startups and discussing with local executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and academia.

Scouting

Identify the latest trends, technologies, and business models, as well as emerging startups, partner- and investment opportunities.

Innovation
Programs

Send an individual or team to Silicon Valley for several months to understand the ecosystem, engage with the local community, build a product or leverage our expertise and network.

Innovation
Academy

An educational executive program focusing on a relevant innovation related topic, such as Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (Industry 4.0) or Cyber Security.

UC Berkley
Executive Education

An executive education program with the Berkley Haas School of Business. This learning experiences, equip global executives with the vision, culture, and capabilities to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Custom Learning Journey

  • 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

Customer Voices

  • “Disrupt or be disrupted.” Das habe ich aus Treffen mit Investoren, Wettbewerbern und Startups im Silicon Valley mitgenommen. Mein Dank gilt German Silicon Valley Innovators, die unseren Aufenthalt im Silicon Valley mit ihrer Expertise und ihrem Netzwerk sehr bereichert haben. Nach diesen Gesprächen bin ich mehr denn je von der Idee überzeugt, dass ein Trendscouting-Team einen großen Mehrwert leisten und den Unterschied machen kann.

    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

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

Oliver Hanisch

Co-founder &
Managing Partner

Uwe-Wagner

Uwe Wagner

Managing Partner

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Eike H. Cordes

Marketing & Operations

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Julia Reinhardt

Senior Consultant

Geoff-Baum

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

CEO at
German Accelerator

Our PARTNERS

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Our CUSTOMERS

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