What Customers Say

“Exciting, stimulating, challenging times. The key mix for generating growth is inventive minds, immersed in the leading state of technology, and experienced, but not blinkered management.”

Graeme Chipp, Managing Director/CEO, Growth Solutions Group

"You and your colleagues created a terrific experience all week. Thank you!
I look forward to staying in touch with you and this group. Many new & wonderful relationships created!"
Angelique Mohring
"Your program was extremely relevant, fast paced and gave me a wonderful introduction into Silicon Valley. My mind have been stretched and the program more than met my expectations. I was blown away with the professionalism, punctuality,  content, and the level of companies we had the privilege to visit. Thank you for inviting me to be part of this experience."
Kobus Barnard
"The overall program was very well suited to the interests I had: 1. Taking a 60,000 look at the valley while being able to selectively dive deep, subject to interest; 2. Traveling with a small, hand picked co-hort, with the potential to create deeper bonds, subject to interest; and 3. Enjoying the sights and sounds of the Valley. All three were delivered, in spades."
Bill Tharp
"Thank you SVIC. We loved the program and working with all of you. I personally can't say enough good about it. It was an awesome week and program! I wish I was coming back soon."
John DiGiovanni
"The FinTech week by Silicon Valley Innovation Center has opened my horizons and made it very clear that I personally and the companies I am working for are not yet sufficiently participating in the innovation economy. With the opportunities that have been presented and the connections I have made, I am determined to change that in very short order."
Oliver Büchse
"A fantastic experience with a strong practical component, useful and motivational meetings and relevant insights from the VC and entrepreneurial scene of Silicon Valley. Highly recommended, helped build up a new vision and strategy for my FinTech company in the following months. Exactly that kind of desired experience that is missing from and Executive MBA."
Mihai Ivascu
"Thank you for the fantastic experience! That was an amazing and inspiring program. I’m a different person since last week. Thank you for the impact you made."
Henno Janmaat
"The Fintech Week event by the Silicon Valley Innovation Centre was extremely informative and worthwhile. Not only was it great to connect with the directors of the companies we were meeting with but also the other attendees of Fintech Week. If you're in the Fintech space or considering moving into this industry, Fintech Week would enable you to gain valuable insights into the market, and how best to innovate and accelerate your idea."
Stephanie Brennan
"Many thanks for the great week. I enjoyed my visit to Silicon Valley. It was very inspiring. SVIC put a great program together. Thank you for making our visit a memorable event! I look forward to keeping in touch!"
Enrique Aznar
"Thank you for this wonderful (and intense!) week we had together. I learned so much from all these young and bright people we met. Apart from the quality of the agenda, you guys were so punctual and organized through the week: we had no delays in transportation, no last minute meeting changes, no promises broken at all."
Hakan Yilmaz
"Please accept my congratulations for an excellent conference. You guys did a great job of speakers, content and logistics."
Rakesh Bhatia
"Thanks again for organizing the Banking Disrupted event, I really enjoyed the content and meeting some familiar faces. Let's definitely talk about some marketing partnership for next year, I will put it on the radar of our marketing team, but please let me know when you start planning the next event."
Tomas Likar
"I enjoyed the event and thought it had a higher quality of content than most I've been too. So well done."
Farhan Ahmad
"I just wanted to say that it was a really great event top to bottom.  Thank you for the opportunity to be part of it".
Brett Noyes
"Congratulations on an excellent conference! Great lineup of speakers, effective networking, diverse audience, and almost problem-free logistics. I think this was an enjoyable and helpful conference for everyone."
Graham Seel
"Thanks so much for your support during the conference. We all enjoyed the conference and the content!"
Sonika Chandra

"SVIC, thank you for a fantastic conference at the Elks in Palo Alto.  I hope we have an opportunity to connect and explore ways to work together."

Kraig Conrad
"Thank you for the excellent program! I really enjoyed the content and meeting some innovative Silicon Valley companies."
Valentin Peltek
"Thank you SVIC. It's been a busy and exciting week. You did a great job of speakers, content, and logistics.  Not only was it great to connect with the Silicon Valley companies, but also with some promising startups for future partnership and collaboration."
Inci Aksun
"Thank you for your great job. The program was very well designed and executed: bringing different elements of Silicon Valley innovation culture, meetings, company visits, and startup showcases.  The key takeaway of the program : understand how can startups and corporates work together and create partnerships where both sides can benefit."
Fouad Alnazawi
"This program is an excellent opportunity to get an idea of what is going on in Silicon Valley and experience it firsthand.  The program exceeded my expectations: fantastic content, set of companies, VCs, and startups."
Hiram Alarid
"SVIC does a wonderful job of connecting companies like Affirm with leaders of top companies throughout the world. At Affirm, we have found the trading of knowledge, ideas, and experience with these organizations has been impactful for all parties, and we always look forward to future programs."
Brad Selby
"The Brazilian team was delighted with the visits to Silicon Valley companies. We were particularly interested in the presentation made at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center about Tesla and the Energy subject. Thank you SVIC for your support during our visit."
Renato Sarzano
“Thank you for organizing such a great business tour to Kiev city and for the meeting with the Mayor of Kiev Oleksandr Popov! It was very interesting!”
Rob Chaplinsky
"It’s been a great week, and a fantastic program focused on Silicon Valley innovation and specifically innovation in AgriTech. We got a good mix of both. Great learnings, great insights, and great fun. We had a great time and really had our minds opened to the full range of opportunities to improve our business. Thanks again for all your time and excellent contacts across the valley and beyond. It made the trip very productive and valuable for all of us."  
Andrew Crane
"Silicon Valley Innovation Center provided a tailor-made, very efficient immersion week into FinTech evolutions. It gives the synthetic view of the opportunities and threats within the sector and provides ample contact possibilities with investors, accelerators, and FinTech companies in a wide variety of application."
Marcia
"Thank you SVIC team for the opportunity to be part of the Leading Digital Transformation.  It was quite intense and exciting program. All speakers (startups, VCs, accelerators, and corporate innovation labs) were excellent presenters with real practical knowledge. "
Igor Protasov
"Thank you so much for a memorable and successful immersion experience with SVIC. The program was very well structured and the choice of organizations from SV was very well thought through. Thank you for the professional and friendly way SVIC went about shepherding us around the Valley and arranging the key introductions. I was pleased to receive the feedback - as I am sure other members of our party will be. I sincerely hope that our paths cross again soon and until then, I would like to wish SVIC continued success always."
Trent Bartlett
"The immersion tour was very successful and everyone had a great time - and learned a lot about the various disruptive influences likely to impact RACV's business now and into the future. I would be happy to recommend SVIC to any of RACV's business contacts if they are considering a similar tour in the future.Thank you again for your contribution and that of your team in making RACV's visit a very rewarding experience."
Richard Sanzin
"SVIC, thank you for a fantastic immersion program. It was an excellent and truly inspiring to be a part of the group and experience the innovation culture of Silicon Valley. You did a great job on speakers, content, and logistics.”
Alex Zimin
"I would like to thank the Silicon Valley Innovation Center for the incredible journey you organized for us. The quality of the chosen companies and the speakers were simply perfect. We learnt a lot and discovered a new world. Thank you."
Claude De Neef
"The Silicon Valley Immersion program was very thought provoking and feeds well into our bank's digital next-gen agenda and the innovation framework. Thank you for the impact you made."
Donna Vinci
"Many thanks for the great week. The line up of companies and speakers I met this week was very impressive. I was especially pleased to see how well they related to SVIC. I am excited about what we can do together. Thanks again for the opportunity to be in the program this week."
Randall Buhlig
"I just wanted to thank SVIC for all of the effort and organization that you put into the executive program. It was absolutely wonderful and truly inspiring to be a part of the group, get acquainted with the business culture of Silicon Valley and visit top Silicon Valley companies."
Chaiwat Kovavisarach
"Thank you for such a wonderfully inspiring week. Your commitment, attention and stimulation made for a very thought provoking week. It was truly transformational. I look forward to keeping in touch!"
Jacki Johnson,  IAG
"It was a fantastic experience, we are looking forward for something similar next year."
Rodrigo Gonzalez
"The experience SVIC provided us was both transformational and very enlightening. Silicon Valley is a unique experience where collaboration and sharing is second nature. Being given the opportunity to review our strategic direction in light of more contemporary innovators and disruptive technologies was invaluable."
Kevin White
"SVIC made us feel very welcome and were professional at all times.  Their knowledge of Silicon Valley and the 'ecosystem' is excellent and added immense value to our experience. SVIC's selection of companies to visit displayed a very good understanding of our needs. The speakers were of high quality."
Michael Summerton
"Exciting, stimulating, challenging times. The key mix for generating growth is inventive minds, immersed in the leading state of technology, and experienced, but not blinkered management." To read more, click here.
Graeme Chipp
"Last week was one of the most incredible experiences I've had in years. I not only enjoyed all the learning, but the company as well. Thank you for putting together such an incredible group and a special thanks to you and your colleagues for the care and support in making our time together so memorable."
Scott Syphax
"First of all, thank you for the wonderful program. It was a unique opportunity to look at the successful companies from the inside, talk to the colleagues about the future trends with high potential. The most memorable was the feeling of the spirit of Silicon Valley, where the start-ups are being created with the aspiration to change the world."
Sergio Yurkin
"It was a great program. Trips likes this help us to work much closer together, think about how we change things and interact, bring in a new way of thinking, have our mind open."
Jon Sutton
"Thank you for everything. It was a fantastic week! We got more than we expected with the Silicon Valley Innovation Center Program."
Aurore Gillmann
“Thank you for such interesting and inspiring program. It was very useful to be able to interact with Silicon Valley innovation leaders, visionaries, and technology experts.The program helped to build up a new vision and strategy for my company. I look forward to staying in touch with SVIC.”
Vyacheslav Taran
"SVIC organized a fantastic series of meetings for 65 entrepreneurs from Skolkovo, with Silicon Valley experts. Three different and very experienced professionals who could talk about Stanford and Silicon Valley from 3 different perspectives. A nice touch."
Dr. Jim Pulcrano
"Thank you, SVIC, for organizing the trip to Kiev. It was very informative and useful. This trip, including the meetings with the mayor of Kiev City Popov and the Ukrainian businesses, helped our delegation to understand the business environment in Ukraine and to appreciate Ukrainian culture."
Kelly Porter, WCP
"The team at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) is very well connected locally in the Silicon Valley and also brings their multi-national team together to bridge Silicon Valley to reputable leaders around the world. I am honored to be affiliated with the impressive list of great speakers they bring to their events such as Pitch Johnson and other greats."
Andrew Romans
"My impression of the program on Innovation in HR, organized by SV Innovation Center, was very positive. It was very useful to be able to interact with innovation leaders in the HR industry. What impressed me most were presentations about Psychometrics by Martin Ryssen, How to retain talent by David White, Talent Strategy 3.0 by Margarett Graziano, and Teamable by Laura Bilazarian. And of course, the professional company visits were very gratifying."
Luis Araya
"SVIC is a fascinating new hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and all those keen to follow new developments and trends. My talks and seminars there based on my innovation books with IDEO have impressed me with the enthusiasm and talent of the attendees, and the quality of the participating companies ­­– from Pandora to Cisco, UCSF, Symantec and others. Ideally located in San Mateo in an appealing space, SVIC is an excellent forum to exchange ideas. It's a great way to expand your network."
Jonathan Littman
"Being new to "The Valley", I found the Silicon Valley Innovation Center immensely useful in plugging me into many different resources for my business. I've now met investors, tech executives, and new colleagues through SVIC programs. I can attest the return on investment from working with the Silicon Valley innovation center is high!"
Michael Geer
"Silicon Valley is a shining example of a region thriving through innovation and entrepreneurship. SVIC makes this Silicon Valley magic accessible to people globally through their vast human network and high quality programs. I've been impressed by SVIC's leadership, particularly their commitment to mutually beneficial collaboration, and have thoroughly enjoyed every interaction I've had with the talented people on the SVIC team."
Kimberly Wiefling
"I would like to thank Silicon Valley Innovation Center for their excellent work in organizing the delegation of venture capitalists to the Innovation Forum “Kyiv City Open Doors”. The trip was very interesting! The program provided a great understanding of the initiatives in entrepreneurship and innovation, unfolding in Kiev and Ukraine as a whole."
Roman Kikta
"The executive training program exceeded my highest expectations. I was amazed not only by the diversity and the highest level of speakers from the US venture funds, but the quality of our group - young, successful professionals with the diverse background, motivated to succeed."
Vyacheslav Davidenko
"I'd like to thank SVIC for outstanding work organizing the Silicon Valley tour. Starting from the pick-up at the airoport to the last minute of the tour, everything was organized on the highest level: amazing curriculum with visits to the companies - worldwide IT leaders (Google, Facebook, Apple etc.); interesting meetings with companies' representatives, startups, venture funds; flawless logistics (food, transfers, informal meetings during dinners) - all these turn the tour into a very engaging and extremely useful trip that gives participants tons of new knowledge, new contacts and lots of new ideas. I highly recommend SVIC and will definitely be working with this company in the future."
Aleh Barysevich
"Thanks to the program in Silicon Valley, our group was able to get acquainted much deeper with the culture and the process of innovation in large, successful companies (Google, SAP, Facebook, Intuit, PayPal) and accelerators.cThe tour as a whole was extremely practical and useful, with personal immersion to the corporate culture and the best practices of Silicon Valley companies, which will help us create and sustain innovation."
Vlad Urban