Past Events

Organized by Silicon Valley Innovation Center

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Data Alchemy Conference: Emerging Trends Of Predictive Analytics

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

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Beyond Uber and Airbnb: Finding the Next Venture Capital Unicorns

Pierre Rogers

PuroTrader, Venture Investor and Founder

Interview With Pierre Rogers, Venture Investor and Founder, PuroTrader
The first wave of big-name, “unicorn” tech companies have come of age and many are now going public. For venture capitalists, the question is: where will the next billion-dollar businesses come…

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Evaluate Startup Opportunities in Silicon Valley

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

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Evaluate Startup Opportunities in Silicon Valley

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

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Data Alchemy Conference: Emerging Trends Of Predictive Analytics

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

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Beyond Uber and Airbnb: Finding the Next Venture Capital Unicorns

Pierre Rogers

PuroTrader, Venture Investor and Founder

Interview With Pierre Rogers, Venture Investor and Founder, PuroTrader
The first wave of big-name, “unicorn” tech companies have come of age and many are now going public. For venture capitalists, the question is: where will the next billion-dollar businesses come…

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Evaluate Startup Opportunities in Silicon Valley

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

10295026_741773209237653_1056562000408688376_o1.jpg

Evaluate Startup Opportunities in Silicon Valley

Said Mia

Sweat Equity, Managing Partner

How to identify high-growth opportunities and build an ecosystem of top startups
The future of business is collaboration through corporate and startup partnerships. Investment expert Said Mia has identified and advised companies representing the next wave of great startups….

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BANKING DISRUPTED SUMMIT

Silicon Valley Innovation Center held its annual Banking Disrupted conference on Wednesday, September 14th-September 15th, 2016 at Elks Lodge in Palo Alto.

Almost 300 attendees registered for this event, coming together for two day full of panel discussions, keynote speeches, startup pitches and – last but not the least – networking with business leaders and industry experts.

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INSURANCE DISRUPTED: Disruptive Business Models

Silicon Valley Innovation Center held its annual Insurance Disruptive Conference on June 7, 2016.

Almost 250 attendees registered for this event, coming together for a day full of panel discussions, keynote speeches, startup pitches and – last but not the least – startup showcase

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INSURANCE DISRUPTED | Customer Engagement at The Digital Age

Silicon Valley Innovation Center held its annual Insurance Disruptive Conference on March 22nd-March 23rd, 2016.

Almost 200 attendees registered for this event to meet with leading innovators as they shared their vision for what next generation digital engagement will look like.

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SMART INVESTING
& IoT

Silicon Valley Innovation Center held its annual Smart Investing & IoT conference on Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park.

Almost 300 attendees registered for this event, coming together for a day full of panel discussions, keynote speeches, startup pitches and – last but not the least – networking with investors and industry experts.

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INSURANCE DISRUPTED | SILICON VALLEY | 2015

The November 2015 Insurance Disrupted Conference accelerated dialog, connections, and action amongst innovative leading companies who are paving the way to the new business models, new digital technologies and infrastructures.

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DISRUPTING INSURANCE With Big Data Analytics

Silicon Valley Innovation Center hosted a Special VIP Insurance Thought Leadership Event on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 in San Francisco. The event included leading innovators and thought leaders from insurance companies, venture capital, innovation labs and technology companies discussing the new insurance customer and the critical role of big data analytics in the new digital operating model.

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ROBOTICS AS A BUSINESS: Monetizing the Emerging Megatrend in Commercial Robotics

The Robotics as a Business conference – the first of the annual events organized by Silicon Valley Innovation Center as a part of its Emerging Trends and Disruptive Technologies series of conferences – took place on July 30-31 in San Mateo.

The event attracted about 200 attendees and was watched via live stream in 10 overseas locations, as well as across the United States. The conference was proclamed by its attendees a great success and an event to look forward to in the future.

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DATA ALCHEMY CONFERENCE: Emerging Trends Of Predictive Analytics

The DATA ALCHEMY conference was held on Thursday May 21st, 2015.

The focus of the event was to help business manages get on the cutting edge of emerging trends and real use applications of predictive analytics or business, e.g. This conference was specifically designed for business executives to deliver focused expertise on incorporating predictive into a business strategy now.

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ZAPPOS LABS:Innovation the Zappos Way

We hosted a fireside chat with Will Young,Director of Zappos Labs, moderated by JP Mangalindan, Technology Reporter of Mashable – a night of great insights into innovation in e-commerce, organization structure and company culture at Zappos!

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HOW TO BUILD Habit-Forming Products

Nir Yeal, Bestselling author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” shared his secrets of building services and products compelling enough to “hook” users, followed by some friendly advice on how to get “unhooked”.

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HOW TO GROWTH HACK Your Content Marketing and Convert Visitors into Customers

Neil Patel, Co-Founder & VP of Marketing at KISSmetrics, Co-Founder at Crazy Egg & Quick Sprout. In his presentation Neil Patel gave some hands-on advice on how to growth hack your content marketing and convert users into customers.

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NEW FRONTIERS Of Hardware and Robotics Investing

Shahin Farshchi, Partner at Lux Capital and acknowledged expert in investing in hardware and robotics companies, shared his advice to entrepreneurs interested in developing new technologies to revolutionize robotics and hardware industries.

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THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS. Innovate or Die

Brian Solis, Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group,talked about why disruptors would define the next 10 years, how human behavior was also being disrupted, and what you could do to capitalize on this time of instability.

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THE SCIENCE Of Capturing People's Attention

Ben Parr, Author of “Captivology”, Co-founder of Dominate Fund and former Editor-at-Large of Mashable, explained the psychological phenomena that captivate our attention— and how we can leverage them to draw and retain attention for our ideas, work, companies, and more.

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MAKE A SOCIAL IMPACT : How to Incorporate Philanthropy Into Your Enterprise

Julie Trell, Founding member of Salesforce Foundation, gave some hands-on advice on how to make a social impact and incorporate philanthropy into an enterprise.

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THE $1 PROTOTYPE - Lean Mobile UX Design and Rapid Innovation for Material Design

Greg Nudelman, CEO of DesignCaffeine and Author of “$1 Prototype” shared his thoughts with our audience on the most effective ways to produce a design that work.

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STRATEGIES for Sparking Innovation & Creativity Throughout Your Organization

Thirty-nine intelligent and curious men and women from Pandora, UCSF, Walmart, Konica Minolta, Symantec, Accela, Cisco, and many other elite companies and agencies attended the engaging and interactive one-day seminar with Jonathan Littman, Founder of Snowball Narrative.
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WHAT CORPORATIONS Should Know About Corporate VCs

Andrew Romans, General Partner of Rubicon VC, discussed what corporations should know about corporate VCs (CVCs): classic mistakes and pitfalls to avoid. He also discussed how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors, and how to build value in a startup.

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HOW WE BUILT a Billion Dollar Business

Renaud Visage, Co-Founder & CTO of Eventbrite, engaged the community in a conversation about entrepreneurship, expanding your markets, identifying and meeting the customers’needs.
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HELPING SMALL Businesses and Startups Win Customers Online

Steven Aldrich, SVP, Business Applications at GoDaddy, spoke about why very small business is the next big thing for the global economy and how to start winning your customers online.
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ASK. MEASURE. LEARN. How to Extract Significant Business Value from Big Data

Lutz Finger, Director of Data Science at LinkedIn, and co-author of the book, showed how to work with data to obtain usable results.
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PERFECT PITCH. How to Attract Key Stake-Holders & Investors For Your Project

David Mosby, Executive Director at Keiretsu Forum Academy, gave a talk on his innovative and powerful approach called “PerfectPitch” for resonating with lenders, and investors with confidence, conviction and clarity.
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WINNING BIG. How to Market & Sell Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

Michael Eckhardt, Managing Director of Chasm Institute, shared the newest “Crossing the Chasm 3.0” methods that every entrepreneur must know about to achieve high-tech success.