Silicon Valley Bootcamp

Ideal for Incubators, Startups and/or Established Companies

Build your own learning curriculum from a selection of courses based on our 15 years of Silicon Valley experience and success.


Whether you are an incubator, a startup or an established company, these courses will encourage multi-dimensional collaboration between innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals. They also foster and stimulate innovation as well as successful commercialization by providing a foundation of business practices and acumen, as well as stimulate new approaches and techniques through an interactive format. 


You are good at creating innovative products and need more business skills. 


You may be at a start-up, incubator, accelerator, or just want to develop a different skills-set of your employees. 


Gain best practices from 15 years of Silicon Valley experience and customize a program.


A Selection of Courses:

  • Silicon Valley Bootcamp
  • Building Customer Relationships 
  • Program Creation & Management
  • Communication Management
  • Motivation and Influence for Results
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • The Power of Politics in Business

CREATE AN ACADEMY FOR YOUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION HUB

The goal is to share best practices of entrepreneurs and innovators with the next generation of business leaders worldwide through a structured educational format. 


The GBIA is designed to encourage multi-dimensional collaboration between innovators and entrepreneurs. The intention is to foster and stimulate innovation as well as successful commercialization by providing a foundation of business practices and acumen as well as stimulate new innovation approaches and techniques through an interactive format. 

The Mission

The goal is to enable companies, entrepreneurs and academic leaders, with a structure and forum in which to become innovation leaders in their respective industries. 


The intention is to foster and stimulate innovation as well as successful commercialization by providing a foundation of business practices and acumen as well as stimulate new innovation approaches and techniques through an interactive format. 


Courses and workshops will provide business frameworks, innovation models and case studies as entrepreneurs create global business strategies and develop the essential skills sets to be successful abroad and at home. 

Course Topics to Choose from:

  

1.  Taking it Global: Global Marketing and Sales Strategy


2.  Innovation Domination: New Innovation Models & Fostering Creativity


3.  Customer Relationships & Cultural IQ: The missing link in your attaining ROI

  

4. The Power of Politics (& Government) in Business


5.  Leadership and Influence: Maximum impact using Minimal Effort


6.  Emerging Markets 101: New players, New rules, New Game


7.  Creating and Managing a Global Program Strategy


8.  Pricing your Innovations: Positioning value-add that translates across international markets


9. Communications Management

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Customer Relationships

Building Customer Relationships in Global Markets

The importance of strong Customer Relationships on your bottom line and how to create them. 

  • Knowing your Competition – their strengths, compared to yours, and satisfying customer wants and needs
  • Selling – your product, program, ideas and yourself.
  • Globalization and different selling considerations
  • Success Factors of Outstanding Customer Relationships
  • The Power of Gaining Trust

Innovating a Global Program Strategy

Evolve your organizational functions to be more successful globally

 New Markets and New Challenges


The Impact of Geographic Culture on Revenues

• Adapting Organizational Culture & Structure

• Creating Processes to Integrate New Cultural Dimensions

• Adapting organizational culture and structure for geographic needs

• Politics – internal organization & external 

Program Creation & Management

Program Creation & Management

Build and manage a complex, virtual team and execute on a large mandate.  

  • Mandates are becoming larger and resourcing is lessening. 
  • Matrix organizations and fewer direct reports is the focus of companies. 
  • How do you mobilize a global workforce, recruit and motivate non-reporting employees and achieve success?
  • Learn how to influence without having direct authority. 

Motivation and Influence for Results

Motivation and Influence for Results

     

• Top motivation factors for employees

• Non-monetary motivators & generational differences

• Influencing change to achieve your outcome 

• Creativity techniques

• Crowdsourcing

• Gamification 

Communications Management

Sharpen your style for greater effectiveness

  Understand and apply cultural differences 

· When to use different modes of communication 

· Overcoming barriers and challenges

· Incorporating cultural differences & personality styles 

· Approaches of effective managers

· Creating Communication Plans

· Crafting your message for optimal impact 

The Power of Politics in Business

Impact your outcome in a new playing field of new rules

  

· Introduce the 5th P of Marketing – Politics

· Two types of Politics – internal organizational & external governmental politics

· Geo-political impact of intentionally incorporating politics into your global strategy and the Cost of omission

· Geographic Culture and the effect of this knowledge on revenues

Examples of how politics are played in the global economy