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“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

"It’s been a great week, and a fantastic program focused on Silicon Valley innovation and specifically innovation in AgriTech. 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."
"I spent one week in Silicon Valley: it was really interesting, and I got to know all the new technologies that will impact the business of the future. I recommend to visit Silicon Valley and visit all these different companies and meet different people to understand what is happening and how it will affect your industry."
"The week in Silicon Valley exceeded my expectations. We were able to feel, touch and have a real look at what the future will look like. The people we met were so competent, transparent. The program was a unique opportunity for us to have a 360 degree of what is going on in our industry and what we can expect in the next 18-20 months."
"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."
"Thank you SVIC for this great week. I like to be the part of the program and the group. The program was very intense and impressive: great speakers and good choice of companies. For me, it was a really successful week."
"We got a chance to join Silicon Valley for one week and meet with innovative companies and startups, and to have a view on the future. We are happy to make this experience: Excellent for team building and learnings."
"The program made by SVIC was great: regarding looking at the new trends and what is going on, regarding innovation and digital transformation processes that you can apply inside your company. I was impressed by case studies that were so practical and gave us some new methodology that can improve our customer experience."
"This is quite a new direction for us. We came here to Silicon Valley basically to find new ideas and to find what to do in the future, how to keep ideas, how to develop those ideas into something tangible and how to traction them, where do you find talent and how to engage them talent. So there are quite a lot of questions you need to answer in the modern business life. I like how it was organized, and I am planning to bring more customers here. It will be very beneficial for our customers, and I believe I can get some value for my company and my business as well."
"This week we spent with our business partners from Germany and Austria in California. I think it was an awesome experience and it was nice to see the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. One of the key takeaways for me is how ideas are born in Silicon Valley, and how they are taking into curation and executed. It will be very interesting to see how we can bring this new startup mentality and scale it to replicable business model. Visiting such companies as Google and Linkedin is always inspiring. I would recommend everybody to make this trip because it opens your eyes and mind."
"Thank you so much for an excellent program and successful immersion experience with SVIC. We were pleasantly surprised with what we were able to achieve and what we are going to achieve. The program was very well structured, and the choice of organizations from Silicon Valley was very well thought through. Thank you."
"I am very thankful to SVIC for organizing this one-week event. It was very helpful to get to know VCs who are investing in new digital technologies, entrepreneurs who are is building these technologies and large companies that are already applying it."
"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."
"I have come here to Silicon Valley Innovation Center to have a look forward and see what is coming. I have enjoy getting to know how is it here and being able to build up this relationship, whether it was HP or Upwork: each experience has felt personal and has felt like it's curated to maximize of what we were looking for in case of research. It's really up to you to define what you want this experience to be. I recommend this experience highly enough and looking forward to coming back."
"We have decided to come to Silicon Valley as many other companies that are looking to change, and we came here to get inspired. A lot of things we found here we were expected but also a lot of unexpected things. Certainly, we are coming back with a sense that we have a lot of opportunities but also have a lot to do."
"The program was great and well organized. I've been here for a couple of days now, and for me, it was an opportunity to step out of day to day and look around to get a better perspective of what is going on around and try to see what do we need to do and what other companies are doing."
"I came with Abdul Latif Jameel Company to visit Silicon Valley. I was impressed by what I have seen through this program. It was very informative, and eye opening. I am impressed with the majority of things we discussed, and new startups that will change the future of our industry and overall a human being. I will recommend to other companies to have such a trip to Silicon Valley."
"We wanted to come to Silicon Valley and learn how companies innovate. We didn't know how to do it, so we approached Silicon Valley Innovation Center that managed to connect us to numerous Silicon Valley organizations that opened our eyes to what is possible."
"Thank you for organizing such a great program with useful and motivational meetings and relevant insights from the FinTech innovators of Silicon Valley."
"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."
"Thank you for such a great and inspiring week. With the opportunities that have been presented and the connections, I have made, I am taking away a lot of insights. I look forward to keeping in touch!"
"That was an amazing and inspiring program: Getting exposed to Silicon Valley environment and mindset, seeing all the different technologies and innovative organizations (startups and big corporation) supporting those technologies, and interact with Silicon Valley insiders on-site."
"It was a great pleasure for me to see all the companies and technologies, to learn what these companies are doing and to know how the future will lool like. The program was very useful, the engagement with companies we visited was great. Thank you."
"The experience was brilliant, and there are so many opportunities to be further explored. Thank you, SVIC, for your efforts and kindness during the trip, it was very evident that you worked with us to accommodate our needs along the way and you did it with grace! We’re looking forward to continuing the relationships and build on the experience."
Willet
"I am very satisfied with SVIC Program. It was very intense and informative program covering different innovation topics. I hope we can join other SVIC programs in the future. "
"It was our first visit to Silicon Valley: a beautiful place full of innovative ideas and startups making the new future. Once back to my country, I will try to implement new management processes into my business."
"That was my first time to Silicon Valley. The program was fantastic, the speakers were fascinating, and topics to discuss were fruitfull. I highly recommend other companies to come to Silicon Valley. Thank you SVIC."
"Overall our winners had a wonderful experience getting to visit the tech giants of Silicon Valley and pass on their sincere thanks to you and the SVIC team. I think each of them took away some unique insights, furthered their knowledge and importantly also had fun.  The resounding highlight for the group was the visit to Airbnb".
Kay Eriksson
"Thank you so much for organizing such an engaging program for our group from Abdul Latif Jameel.  We thoroughly enjoyed exposure to the latest trends in the transportation industry, were fortunate to meet with the leading companies in the space and were truly inspired by Silicon Valley visionaries. The whole program was run smoothly and very professionally, in particular, that of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) which will help us to upgrade and strengthen our innovation strategy across our company."
Hassan Jameel
"I would like to thank SVIC for the great effort its team has made to make our visit to Silicon Valley successful. I think the two days we have spent in the prepared program, added a big value to the understanding of the future of automotive to every member of the team. Thank you to SVIC for the kind hospitability, and I hope that we will have another opportunity of cooperation in the future."
"It was a really great week with lots of stuff to think about. I'm sure there will be some follow-up strategic outcomes. Thanks again for all your hard work"
Graeme Stephens
"I want to thank SVIC for the program: great speakers, presentations, and insights, especially from Google, LinkedIn, and Mercedes. Also, the presentation by Robert Winter provided us with some unique information about Silicon Valley startup ecosystem: interesting topics and presentation styles.  It was a good experience to work with Silicon Valley Innovation Center!"
Andreas Umlauft
"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 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
"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
"The tour was fantastic and networking that we established here was great. This tour is more about the atmosphere - to see all these companies and people inventing and reinventing all these technologies is inspiring. Thank you SVIC."
"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 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
"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
"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
"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 for the excellent program! I really enjoyed the content and meeting some innovative Silicon Valley companies."
Valentin Peltek
"The power of successful business is the knowledge, and Silicon Valley is the place to get the best knowledge and practices. SVIC organized a fantastic program for us: we got access to most talented people, got new fresh ideas, receive practical advice. Thank you."
I very much enjoyed the AI Expo/Presentation at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center in San Mateo yesterday. I did not think I would be able to engage with AI companies, but it was a fascinating grouping and a good quick study on the markets for AI. Thanks for having me at your event.
Richard Bernhardt
"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 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
“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
"We are always happy to engage with SVIC's programs, because they bring together such a diverse group of finance professionals from around the world. We have been able to create new business relationships, get valuable feedback on our products from senior finance executives and learn about new trends impacting Fintech overseas."
Tomas Likar
“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
"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 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
"Thank you for everything. It was a fantastic week! We got more than we expected with the Silicon Valley Innovation Center Program."
Aurore Gillmann
"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
"It was a fantastic experience, we are looking forward for something similar next year."
Rodrigo Gonzalez

"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
"Thanks so much for your support during the conference. We all enjoyed the conference and the content!"
Sonika Chandra
"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
"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
"I enjoyed the event and thought it had a higher quality of content than most I've been too. So well done."
Farhan Ahmad
"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
"Please accept my congratulations for an excellent conference. You guys did a great job of speakers, content and logistics."
Rakesh Bhatia
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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