Welcome to the most innovative experience
Why Silicon Valley Academy?
The modern business world is seeing the highest levels of unprecedented disruption to date. Innovation is now one of the most important features to thrive within this ever-evolving environment. Silicon Valley Academy summer school introduces you to the unique mindset and tech scene of one of the most innovative places on earth. Enter the world of innovative business practices, see how they function in real life and learn about hot trends and technology from the world's best companies! Our collaborations with key players in the Valley’s remarkable ecosystems allows our participants to learn first hand from the experts who create it every day.
You will leave our summer school having explored the latest technologies, and put yourself a step ahead with advice from industry leading experts. We will show you how to put your ideas into successful strategies and avoid common innovation pitfalls.
The blended approach to theory, practice, strategy, and application oﬀers a pragmatic view on the dynamic business environment.
During the summer school, you will learn from the best as participants will visit world-renowned companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, NetApp, Autodesk and more.
Throughout the program, you will be given faculty guidance whilst working in small teams to live the life of a startup. You will attend specialist workshops on uncovering deeper customer insights, surfacing new opportunities and prototyping new innovative solutions. As a team, you will work together to perfect and pitch your startup ideas to potential customers and get valuable feedback from Venture Capitalists.
Of course, in the business world, networking is just as valuable as knowledge. You will expand your network and gain valuable connections, all whilst developing your personal and professional skills.
The SVA partner... EDG Group!
Being a consulting firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, The Enterprise Development Group is the perfect choice in case you wish to turn a change into an opportunity and implement innovation and best business practices into an existing business model. Having re-invented the game of many successful and known companies such as Apple, BBC, Intel, Johnson&Johnson, Toyota, UniCredit… they are the right ones to consult and teach you on the latest innovations, opportunities, and threats in the market and how to overcome them. Do it right, Get the “Can Do” spirit and learn the insights of Silicon Valley business practice!
During our summer school, you will have a unique opportunity to make contact with key players in these large organizations. Participants will explore the incredible HQ oﬃces and listen to insider stories about the company cultures and the latest innovations. Get up close and personal with the likes of Google, Apple, WeWork, Credit Karma, Pinterest, Adobe, Stanford University, etc… As the home to some of the most developed and competitive tech firms, we show you some of the best The Valley has to oﬀer. Sometimes, seeing really is believing!
Lectures, workshops and a competition!
Delivering the wrong message in an elevator pitch can lose potential investors or partners, halting the progress of your idea. A combination of competition and workshops will see you develop your pitching skills throughout the summer school. Most importantly, you will have the chance to practice in front of carefully selected mentors with the ultimate goal of presenting at our elevator pitch competition and let that competitive spirit ensure you are crowned the winner! The well-deserved winner will receive a wildcard for ABC Accelerator and a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the outstanding performance.
Guest Speakers and Mentors
One of the keys to Silicon Valley’s success is the people, their creative and innovative minds have shaped the ecosystem. Through a combination of guest speakers and mentors, you will interact with the brightest minds in the Valley. From a variety of backgrounds, our inspirational guest speakers will give you exclusive insights into innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to this, our mentors will provide guidance in your work on the elevator pitch. Sharing the tricks of the trade, to help you excel in the summer school!
What else you need to know
We know that organising a trip to a foreign country can be stressful, that’s why our summer school does all the hard work for you! All you need to sort is your airplane tickets, visa or ESTA and food throughout the course. Everything else is taken care of by us in the tuition fee!
What is included in the Tuition Fee?
- Welcome package
- Course material
- Networking events
- Seminars and corporate visits
- Certificate of completion
- 24/7 assistance from our coordinators
- Exclusive access to our Alumni network, possibility to become part of our team
- 1-day trip to San Francisco and an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
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