Every day, many companies are faced with the challenge of deciding how to secure their own innovative ability and thus their future profitability. The view often drifts over to other positive examples, most of which can be found in the news. What stands out is that a large part of the latest innovative technologies and business ideas, as well as newly added Unicorns (start-ups that have reached the corporate value of $1 billion) and large venture capital deals, come from Silicon Valley. This is not surprising in a region that has produced companies such as Apple, Google, Tesla, Facebook, Uber, etc. and claims 25% of all venture capital worldwide.
For this reason, many companies recognize that it is necessary to analyze, understand and apply to themselves the progress and success of Silicon Valley, and/or find the right partners for future cooperation. Usually however, it quickly turns out that this is easier said than done. It is a huge challenge to fully grasp company culture, mindset, technological expertise, motivation and innovative business ideas and to identify aspects that are missing or need to be changed in your own company. It is also difficult to find the right contacts if you do not have a network. This is an almost impossible task, especially from a distance, which is why many companies make the decision to go on innovation trips to Silicon Valley in order to properly understand this unique ecosystem with its so important characteristics and to build their own network.
But even if you make this trip, there are many challenges that have to be solved in order to make it a success. Questions like the following arise:
– How do I find the right contacts for my company?
– What is the best way to network?
– How do I ensure that I can exchange information with companies in my industry?
– How do I make my company interesting for potential partners and contacts?
– How do I get an overview of technologies and business models that are interesting and potentially disruptive for me?
– How do I ensure that the trip is more than just a sightseeing trip?
We, the German Silicon Valley Innovators, have specialized in answering and supporting you with these questions. With our team of partners who combine more than 30 years of experience in the Silicon Valley and are all seasoned Serial Entrepreneurs, we are the ideal partner for you, backed by a unique professional network. With our customized Learning Journey, we help you identify Silicon Valley companies and individuals who can add value for you in the future. We also organize networking events for you, so that you can build a professional network in Silicon Valley with interesting personalities and partners. Following your Learning Journey, we will hold a reflection workshop with you in Silicon Valley to help you draw the relevant conclusions and define an action plan with the help of our expertise. Successful customer engagements in the past include Nokia, Mann+Hummel, TüV Süd and many more.
With our help, you will be able to embark on a goal-oriented and results-driven innovation journey to Silicon Valley that will benefit your company for years to come. With us, you can do more than just a simple “journey” on company campuses of Facebook, Google, etc. with selfies in-front of their respective headquarters and no real direct contact. Rather, you take part in a “learning journey” that creates real added value, tailored to your company, where you learn and benefit from your experiences.