Silicon Valley Workshop

If you want to be ahead of the curve in innovation, if you want to discover and implement new ways of customer orientation, you have to come to Silicon Valley. This is the place to experience how innovation works, how an idea can turn into a profitable business within a blink of an eye. We offer a company specific workshop in Silicon Valley to gain new insights and obtain transferable knowledge for your own company.


This workshop

  • is a key event; unique and extremely motivating.
  • helps to boost the team spirit of your company/team.
  • is a tailor-made product to solve key management issues of your company.
  • is a very effective way to identify successful approaches of leading companies.
  • helps to develop more entrepreneurial thinking in your company.
  • can be used to develop new products, approaches and processes for your company.
  • is a great kick-off for a change initiative to create a sense of urgency and commitment.


Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Independence/Flexibility: 50% contractors
  • Multicultural: 32% foreigners
  • Pioneering spirit: “accept the risk”
  • Accept failures (Venture Capitalists: from 20 projects 1 fails / 1 pays itself / 1 pays for all)
  • Vision - Focus
  • Long working hours
  • Execution minded: be early not elegant

Intellectual infrastructure

  • Universities & Research Institutes:
    • Stanford and Berkley University (over 50 Nobel prizes)
    • AT&Ts Bell Labs
    • IBM’s Los Gatos Laboratory
    • Stanford Industrial Park
  • Talent Pool, Networking
  • Close relationship between engineering schools and industry
  • Transparency & honesty

Venture Capital Infrastructure

  • 2/3 of US venture capital is in Silicon Valley
  • Several rounds of funding: seed, 1st/2nd/3rd, IPO
  • Follow-on financing
  • Management know-how
  • Network of contacts

Sophisticated Service Infrastructure

  • Strategic marketing, product packaging, trade shows, logos
  • Accounting and law firms specialized in high-tech industry
  • Executive search firms
  • Real estate


Innovation, creativity & idea managementFind out how start-up companies develop break-through products from idea to maturity.
Speed - reduce time to marketApply rapid product development approaches from successful companies.
Trend and technology scoutingDiscover latest products & technology trends; learn from leading knowledge workers.

Talent management

Understand how other companies attract and retain talents: learn their success formula.
Creativity, courage, initiativeVisit companies that have already created a spirit of creativity, a “can do mentality”.
Teamwork, cultural differences, team spirit & motivationExperience entrepreneurship with your team, and create an unique team spirit.


  • Networking with external experts leads to the implementation of better tools and more efficient processes.
  • This workshop is an excellent combination of
    • a great learning & team development opportunity
    • a smart incentive for the company’s top performers
  • This workshop is often used to
    • learn from top experts; how do they solve their problems?
    • identify new trends and concepts.
    • get to know state of the art solutions.
    • to be one step ahead of your competition.
    • increase delivery speed and reduce time to market.
    • find out how to attract, retain and compensate top performers.
    • improve creative thinking.
  • If your company avoids only one mistake – like an unsuccessful project – then the benefits of this workshop will outweigh the costs by far.


  • Learn from the world’s elite - directly in Silicon Valley. Participants get to know excellent business models.
  • New concepts and management techniques.
  • Intense co-operation amongst the participants.
  • Development of a strong team spirit.
  • External and internal networking.
  • Enhance sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Update on latest trends, technologies, concepts and business plans.
  • Integrate the success factors why Silicon Valley is so successful into your own company – participants will bring back practical findings which can be implemented.
  • This workshop serves also as a very smart incentive and motivates participants to implement positive changes in their company after their return.


Design of a tailored Silicon Valley workshop

  • Development of an individual program based on your needs.

Possible focus of a Silicon Valley Workshop

  • Strategic management: Strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proactive change management, changes in society
  • Customer experience management: client centricity & touchpoint management
  • Automated customization
  • Leadership development and talent management: attracting high potentials
  • Innovation, technology & trend scouting
  • Venture capitalism, finance & financial services industry
  • Rapid software development strategies
  • Networking between academia and business – the role model of Silicon Valley