The Inside Scoop:
Bringing Silicon Valley’s Tools of Success to You

Online sessions in November and December 2020
San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

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Build your career. Refresh your network. Unleash your entrepreneurial potential.

Are you new to Silicon Valley, based in another tech hub, or looking to reconnect with the ecosystem and refresh your network? Have you been itching to launch a new business venture? Do you want to lead an initiative to transform the future of your company, large or small? This intense, experiential and remote workshop is for you.

Gopi Rangan MBA ‘07D (Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Founder & General Partner at Sure Ventures) from the San Francisco Hub, and Antoine Duvauchelle MBA'11J (Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship) from the Fontainebleau Campus, will lead you on a fast-paced learning journey. Bringing to you Silicon Valley's distinct innovation style and tools, they will focus on product and business model innovation, for high velocity and sustained growth.

Join other INSEAD alumni from around the world to gain valuable experience in a simulated environment and learn to navigate Silicon Valley’s corporate and startup ecosystem. Leapfrog years ahead, avoid painful mistakes, build on your strengths, and unleash your entrepreneurial potential.

The Inside Scoop: Bringing Silicon Valley’s Tools of Success to You is exclusively available to INSEAD alumni, and is part of INSEAD's Lifelong Learning initiative.

Key Takeaways for you and your Organisation

 

 

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You will:

  • Be inspired by successful ideas emerging from Silicon Valley
  • Explore the art of technology innovation and how you can leverage it to scale up your business
  • Think strategically about conceiving and building revolutionary products and services 
  • Gain specific startup skills and experience to accelerate your own venture
  • Discover common pitfalls to avoid while advancing your career or entrepreneurial journey

 

Programme Overview and Content

 

The Inside Scoop: Bringing Silicon Valley’s Tools of Success to You 

The course brings you together with fellow INSEAD alumni and tech-industry professionals from diverse backgrounds, in an intense and highly experiential set of virtual workshops. Staged from the new INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation, this will be an opportunity to take part in a LIVECASE simulation and to be inspired by stories from innovation leaders from the Silicon Valley.

Accelerate your learning through an active LIVECASE simulation. You will live the entrepreneurial journey, unlocking key learnings for your career and business in dynamic individual and group work.

Experiential Simulation

Horizon Ventures invests in the most promising innovations coming out of its famous (virtual) accelerator programme out of San Francisco. If selected to join, you and your co-founders will start an intense, rigorous and world-class training programme, culminating in a pitch at demo-day… and hopefully in raising the biggest funding round of your cohort.
 
The competition will be stiff, and there will be startups coming from multiple sectors: biotech, e-commerce, energy, entertainment & media, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, mobility, plant-based meat alternatives, telecommunications, etc.

Experience the journey from idea to execution, and explore each of the steps along the path to potential success, experiencing firsthand the fast-paced Silicon Valley innovation and venture-building process.

Key learning include:

  • How to transform an idea into reality and become an entrepreneurial leader
  • How to be customer-centric and launch a breakthrough product
  • How to build a competitive business model and go-to-market strategy
  • How to raise funds for high velocity growth
  • How to sell your vision, values and mission to engage with multiple stakeholders.

The LIVECASE  teaching methodology immerses participants in an intense and integrative learning experience. Interact with virtual characters, make key decisions, work as a team, and role-play specific situations in a realistic, engaging setting. Gain important tools and key insights, while applying them through a series of carefully crafted business challenges.

Participant Profile

 

The Inside Scoop:  Bringing Silicon Valley’s Tools of Success to You is designed for INSEAD alumni of all ages, across backgrounds and disciplines, looking to learn the special skills that make technology executives and startup founders build thriving careers in Silicon Valley.

You may be in the San Francisco Bay area or based in another innovation hub, looking to grow your network, accelerate your learnings and prepare for future challenges. The programme is particularly relevant for those in product management, marketing, operations, strategy and finance. Join to nurture your spirit of entrepreneurship.

Don’t let buzzwords and jargons intimidate you. Unlock the communication codes to build a thriving career in tech. 

Are you itching to launch a new business venture? Starting a new company can be daunting. Learn essential tips and methods from successful entrepreneurs.  

Do you want to lead a transformational initiative inside your company, large or small? Explore how you can harness technology to create lasting impact. 

Learn to develop a mindset to foster innovation. Leapfrog years ahead, avoid painful mistakes, build on your strengths, and unleash your entrepreneurial potential. This unique workshop will give you hands-on practice and a powerful kickstart to take your new venture to the next level.

Dates and Fees

 

Key programme details

  • 2 possible sessions to pick from
  • 2-weeks programme
  • 4 online classes, 90 mn each
  • 60 mn work each week, in between classes
  • Special discount rate for members of INSEAD Alumni Associations

November 2020 online session

Dates

4 classes, twice a week

Monday 9 November
Thursday 12 November
Monday 16 November
Thursday 19 November

Time

Join from any time zone!

PST: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
EST: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
CET: 6:00pm to 7:30 pm

Fees

490 USD - INSEAD NAA members
690 USD - Non INSEAD NAA members

December 2020 online session

Dates

4 classes, twice a week

Monday 7 December
Thursday 10 December
Monday 14 December
Thursday 17 December

Time

Join from any time zone!

PST: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
EST: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
CET: 6:00pm to 7:30 pm

Fees

490 USD - INSEAD NAA members
690 USD - Non INSEAD NAA members

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Contact us and Registration

For further information about this programme, please contact the INSEAD Lifelong Learning team at [email protected].

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Faculty

 

Gopi Rangan

Gopi Rangan MBA‘07D, is the Founder Partner at Sure Ventures, a venture capital fund investing with a mission to enable peace of mind for all, and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He is also the co-founder of INSEAD Angels - Silicon Valley, an angel investors network for INSEAD alumni to support visionary entrepreneurs.

 

Antoine Duvauchelle

Antoine Duvachelle MBA‘11J, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, is in charge globally of the INSEAD MBA Capstone Course and a Co-Founder of LIVECASE, a next generation education technology platform. He was previously a venture capitalist in a 1billion Euro fund in both hard and soft tech.

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