success cases

Organized by Silicon Valley Innovation Center

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS. Innovate or Die

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THE FUTURE Of Venture Capital & Angel Investing

We hosted a half-day workshop for investors, where Andrew Romans, General Partner & Co-founder of Rubicon Venture Capital, discussed portfolio construction strategies for angels and VCs, spoke about different options to invest, and shared with like-minded people specifics on how to invest and what are the key mistakes to avoid.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.