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GSI – Direct contact with Silicon Valley champions

The quintessential innovation centre of the globe, Silicon Valley, USA, receives the 8th edition of GSI - Global Strategic Innovation: International Executive Program, on the second week of July (9th-13th).

Business acceleration

The premium, hands-on program, held by Leadership Business Consulting, has four major components:
- Strategic innovation training – interactive sessions with Leadership Business Consulting, experts and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, as well as a Stanford University professor;
- Direct contact with champions – visits and interactions with leading companies like Google, Salesforce, Square, Jabil, Flex, LinkedIn, among others, as well as reference start-ups;
- Business acceleration – visits to incubators, sessions with incubating companies, venture capitalists and business angels;
- Networking – with entrepreneurs, investors, experts and business partners.

Reinforce differentiating competences

Torben Rankine, partner at Leadership Business Consulting in San Francisco, explains that GSI allows an “understanding and to soak in Silicon Valley’s innovative and entrepreneurial culture, as well as to discuss key technology trends that are transforming society and businesses”, such as the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence or big data. Torben Rankine, partner at Leadership Business Consulting in San Francisco, explains that GSI allows an “understanding and to soak in Silicon Valley’s innovative and entrepreneurial culture, as well as to discuss key technology trends that are transforming society and businesses”, such as the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence or big data. 


Carlos Oliveira, CEO of Leadership Business Consulting, adds that “the immersion reinforces distinctive and differentiating competences in strategic innovation and leadership, leading to reflect on the strategic and innovation challenges of organization”, while taking you on “exploring new technologies, new business and the new partnerships that are emerging with Silicon Valley start-ups”.

The previous GSI editions have had more than 80 entities and experts from Silicon Valley and over 380 participants. One-third of the participants are members of boards of directors. Leadership Business Consulting, creator and organizer of the program, has supported since 2010 more than 70 start-ups in Silicon Valley (60 of them Portuguese).

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