The SCALEit program has already given 50+ exciting Danish startups a life altering introduction to the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Next up is SCALEit Ignite, a one week bootcamp taking place in Silicon Valley from December 2-6, 2013. We are now actively recruting the best Danish startups. So if you want to live the dream then we want to hear from you!
Why you should do SCALEit in Silicon Valley
Are you ready?
|Through a tour around Denmark the SCALEit team will bring Silicon Valley to your doorstep to inspire you and to demonstrate how you can take advantage of the many growth possibilities.||During this intense week, you can expect to find out if your company has a play “over there” or know if you must rethink your product/business model in order to become attractive in the global marketplace. You will meet experienced advisors and companies and have the unique opportunity to pitch in front of top investors.||The program is built to make it possible for you to keep your company in Denmark while scaling through Silicon Valley and we will advise you on how you can reap the benefits of a Danish-American business setup.|
Many of the largest and most successful tech-companies in the world are headquartered in Silicon Valley, and those not based here most likely have a significant presence, as being part of the innovative environment of the Valley is essential to future success. To name a few; Apple, Google, eBay, Facebook, HP, and Cisco all have headquarters in Silicon Valley
In the summer of 2012 the Danish technology program Harddisken (The Hard Disk Drive) did three stories featuring Silicon Valley, SCALEit and the Danish entrepreneurs:
1: På jagt efter Silicon Valley
2: Danske eventyrere i Silicon Valley
3: De bygger fremtiden i Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is the world's center for venture capital with more than one-third of all venture capital investments in the United States. Along Sand Hill Road numerous prestigious venture capital firms are located side by side. With several successful exits and IPO's in the last year, even more capital has become available for promising young startups.
The San Francisco Bay area is home to two of the world's most prestigious universities: Stanford and Berkeley. Both universities foster entrepreneurship from the moment students enroll. Combined with world leading research and a distinguished alumni, these universities create the backbone for the future of Silicon Valley.
The secret story
Despite what today’s young entrepreneurs might think, Silicon Valley didn’t launch with the Internet – or even Steve Jobs. It goes back to World War II. SCALEit mentor and serial entrepreneur Steve Blank wrote a number of articles on the fascinating story of Silicon Valley - and how it came to be.
Some of the most talented people in the world in the field of technology go to Silicon Valley to work, creating a unique and dynamic working environment. Through intensive knowledge sharing this contributes to the Silicon Valley Ecosystem. In fact more than 60% of the engineers in Silicon Valley are foreign born, and more than 50% of company founders are not originally from the region.