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[TPS] Silicon Valley: infrastructure, practice, investors!

Sun 12:00 AM - Thu 11:59 PM
Sun 2 Dec 2012 12:00 AM - Thu 13 Dec 2012 11:59 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd

Silicon Valley: infrastructure, practice, investors!

May, 2012


We would like to invite Skolkovo Companies to participate in a visit to the business incubator Go Valley! ( in Silicon Valley (USA). The Go Valley! Program is for all those who wish to meet entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, and learn from their experience and discover the best way to establish your own company and run a successful global business.

Participants of the program will become acquainted with the infrastructure of the Valley - visit the offices of major IT companies, meet the leading venture investors (DST, Garage Ventures, DFJ, Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, etc.), visit the business incubators and accelerators (Hacker Dojo, YCombinator, 500 startups, Blackbox, Startup Monthly, and many others).


Практический опыт для выпускников Go Valley:

Practical experience, gained as a result of the trip:

  1. Pitch Project! Personal presentation of one’s self and "in elevator" project, with the support of the leading experts in communications from Stanford.
  2. Preliminary marketing plan to help your company enter the U.S. market (for technology, IT and medical products).The plan will be developed with the assistance of mentors of Go Valley! from the U.S.A. and will include the following:
    1. A developed investment plan
    2. Prepared structure of ownership of the project and the intellectual property
    3. Review of the competitive environment of the market
    4. Developed marketing and sales plans for the U.S. market
    5. Financial model of the startup
    6. Startup model, elaborated in accordance with the Canvas methodology of Alexander Osterwalder (
  3. Relationships: Personal contacts with industry experts to form an Advisory Board for the startup

Especially for companies in the biomedical sector there will be organized visits to the largest companies, start-ups and business incubators (Nektar, Talon, Onyx, Cell Genesys, BioMarin, Neugenesis, Gryphon, and many others.) A special event will also be held, where companies from Russia will have an opportunity to make presentations to venture investors and other biomedical companies from the U.S.A. and get feedback. A special program is designed for IT-companies, as well.

Good command of the English language is necessary for full participation in the trip.

Payment for participation is required. The total price of participation is 115,200 rubles per person plus airfare. Payment can be made on the basis of two contracts: 8,000 rubles +18% VAT (with Skolkovo Technopark) and 105,760 rubles, no VAT (with Go Valley!).


The price includes the following:

  • Participation in the whole program in the Go Valley!;
  • One paid business event in the Valley at the choice of the organizer; this is determined on location during the trip;
  • Participation in the welcoming party at the beginning and in the concluding ceremonies at the end of the program;
  • Breakfasts;
  • Double room, with the possibility to choose a neighbor;
  • Transfers within the Valley;
  • Preparatory Workshop on Thursday, November 15, at Skolkovo Technopark



Registration deadline - Thursday, November 8. To register for this trip, please send a completed registration form (attached) with proof of payment under the contract with Skolkovo Technopark (sample contract attached) to the following address:


Please find enclosed:


Additional Information:

8 (495) 967 0148,, and also to





Dr. Anna Nikina
Head of Development, International Programs
T +7 (495) 967 0148 ext.2491