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Silicon Valley Innovation Program: how to master innovation


Silicon Valley and European Innovation Experts to Launch the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) in Summer 20113

What is SVIP?

SVIP, the Silicon Valley Innovation Program, is an intensive program for innovators who want to get up-to-date on the most current methods for developing innovation from idea to market, learning from the best practices of leading-edge companies. SVIP is a 1-week program held in Palo Alto, California.

Program dates (two sessions): 17 to 21 June and 24 to 28 June 2013


SVIP participants are entrepreneurs and innovators looking to learn first-hand how to successfully launch a startup or an innovation program within a company. The program takes place in Silicon Valley, the place where the most innovative companies flourish. It is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, innovators, executives, managers and graduate students in business or scientific disciplines.


Entrepreneurship: You will experience first hand the US way of launching a company, with very intense days of classes and interactions with global business leaders and experts.

Networking: You are going to visit the key players in the world leading innovation ecosystems on the US West Coast and you will have the opportunity to talk in person with the people who are shaping the future of technology.

Innovation: You are going to learn the most advanced methodologies for fostering innovation, as taught at the most prestigious Business Schools.

Learning objectives

You will learn the key tools of an innovator:

  • Leading edge methodologies for managing innovation;
  • The most recent advancements in IP law and practices;
  • Valuation models and how to interact with VCs and investors;
  • Understanding of the market and whether it fits your business model.


The 1-week program is based in Silicon Valley, including visits to leading companies in the Bay Area and start-ups. Classes and seminars will be held in Palo Alto at the Oshman Family JCC, a state of the art facility for conferences and events at the heart of Silicon Valley. The facility is equipped with advanced audio-video equipment, Wi-fi Internet, and ample free parking, and is conveniently accessible from the 101 Freeway (the main traffic route of Silicon Valley).


Efrat Kasznik: President, Foresight Valuation Group LLC, IP and business valuation expert; Stanford Business School lecturer, entrepreneur and start-up adviser.

Leonardo Zangrando: Founder, LearningStartup, entrepreneurship and innovation trainer and coach, instructor of the MCA, International School for Advanced Studies.

Luca Escoffier: CEO, Usque Ad Sidera LLC, IP and technology management expert, TTLF Fellow, Stanford Law School, Adjunct Researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo. Start-up adviser and co-founder of The HUB Trieste.

Price and additional info

The cost of the program is $ 2,500 per person; multiple-participant and early bird discounts available. For additional information, please contact the links below to receive the program brochure, and address any questions in person.

For info in Italian:

Learning Startup Stichting

Mr. Leonardo Zangrando


Usque Ad Sidera LLC

Mr. Luca Escoffier


For info in English:

Foresight Valuation Group LLC

Ms. Efrat Kasznik


Dowload the brochure here.