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TRIPWEST Scandinavian Investor Trip to Silicon Valley

INSPIRATION, KNOWLEDGE & NETWORKING Through a week of workshops, networking events, company visits and matchmaking forums, leading Scandinavian investors will be briefed with the latest breakthrough technologies, investment trends and key methodologies for building scalable companies. Aim: to build valuable network in the innovation ecosystem of Silicon Valley



6 days (proposed dates) FEBRUARY







WELCOME & INTRODUCTION With fresh coffee we will give you an introduction to the program and the organizers. We will try to raise the bar, and ask you why are you here? We want to live up to your expectations!


Presented by Innovation Center Denmark and


. Introduction to Silicon Valley and the role of the investor. How does is the famous ecosystem put together, and how do investors fit in to this system?

SCANDINAVIA IN SILICON VALLEY What are happening with the Scandinavian countries in Silicon Valley. Who are the startups, the organizations, the local Scandinavian investors and the government entities.

Presented by Silicon Vikings


OPTIONAL: TOUR DE WINE COUNTRY Life is good in the California Wine Country. Eating and, above all, wine drinking are cultivated as high arts. Have you been daydreaming about driving through vineyards, stopping here and there for a wine tasting or a picnic? Well, that fantasy is the reality here.


MICHELIN RESTAURANT Included in the trip is a dinner at one of the recognized Michelin restaurants in the Bay Area. This will be the perfect follow up to the wine guided tour.


Value Propositions Key Activities Key partners

Key Activities



The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model. Costs Key Resources

Revenue Channels


IT COMPANY VISIT The Bay Area is well known for it’s massive IT successes. We will visit, hear and learn from one of the legendary companies (think Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter) They made it from startup to industry leader



. Analytics from studies of 3200+ tech startups, cracking the code of innovation


Nordic investors

meeting Silicon Valley investors pitch your portfolio companies






Lean startup processes reduce waste by increasing the frequency of contact with real customers, therefore testing and avoiding incorrect market assumptions as early as possible. This is referred to



as Minimum Viable Product.


FUTURE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES Artificial Intelligence Robotics, Networks and Computing Systems Nanotechnology Future Studies and Forecasting Medicine and Neuroscience Energy and Environmental Systems Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford is usually considered the best school on the west coast, as well as one of the finest research and teaching universities in the world. We will visit the impressive campus, and learn more about the universities important role in Silicon Valley.


ESCALATING NORDIC TECH How can we as a tech region survive in a globalized world? What can you as a sole individual do to work on this important common goal?


NETWORKING AT ICDK Innovation Center Denmark invites you to a nordic networking event. We will invite the central players in all of the nordic initiatives. Local Government representatives and scandinavian organizations such as Silicon Vikings and Young Scandinavians Club


DESIGN THINKING Thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes - and even strategy. Learn from pioneers in this thinking about how they incorporate this mentality into their everyday work.

Workshop at IDEO or Stanford D.School


INTERNET OF THE FUTURE What is the Internet really? And what will the future of the Internet be? Discussion on the Internet of things and the connected self.

Held at


PREPARING PORTFOLIO COMPANIES What will it take a startup to access the U.S. market? Legal, accounting, visa issues, business corporation and other important strategic considerations. A panel discussion with DLA piper, PWC and successful scandinavian entrepreneurs


SUCCESSFUL SCANDINAVIANS What does it take for a scandinavian startup to make it in Silicon Valley?



We will ask people in: MySQL, Endomondo, Sitecore, Napatech, PODIO, Zendesk, Zensys, Ekahau, Skype, Fast Search & Transfer, Meltwater, Trolltech, Fox Technologies, Global IP Sound, Virtutech, Libratone, Prezi, Unity,

CLEANTECH COMPANY VISIT The vast majority of the Cleantech technology companies in the U.S is based in Silicon Valley. We will visit one of the market leaders, to learn from their success stories. What can be applied to the Nordics? They made it from startup to industry leader


DEAL FLOW: STARTUPS PITCHING Together with a group of experienced Silicon Valley Venture Capital and Angel Investors, we will meet to discuss and be inspired by pitches from promising start-up companies in Silicon Valley. We expect 4 quality startups looking for investment, present their technology at this event.


OPTIONAL: POPPY HILLS Poppy Hills will make most average golfers bow down. At 6,873 yards from the back tees, this par-72 Robert Trent Jones II layout has many bunkers, tricky greens protected by water and ravine drop-offs. You would think that a golf course that has five par-5s would make Tiger Woods drool. But like many others who play Poppy Hills Golf Course in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am rotation, Tiger hasn't exactly manage to destroy this tough layout -- yet.


DONE DINNER At a final get together event, we will invite the relevant people we met throughout the week, to participate in this wrap up dinner. We will make sure that this night will be fun for everyone!


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Extend professional network in Silicon Valley and Scandinavia No futuristics! Updates on technologies to come Startup methodology - new tools to scale sign up

TRIPWEST Contact the organizers for questions

Alex Portilla Clean Tech Account & Project Manager Tel.: +1 650 543 3183 E-mail:


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