Silicon Valley Immersion Program

Sept 15-20, 2024
Stanford Research Park


The Silicon Valley Executive Network hosts companies and executives from other regions for a week-long intensive program to learn about emerging trends in technology, introductions to key companies and executives in Silicon Valley, as well as understanding how the innovation ecosystem works.

Why Silicon Valley Executive Network

“Silicon Valley Executive Network has the deepest knowledge and extended access to help the key needs of advancing the regional economic interests in Buffalo and our extended region. 

We are excited to engage efforts with SVEN to push our progress forward in ways we could not do on our own”

Eric Reich

Chairman, 43 North Co-Chair Economic Development in Buffalo


The program is delivered by key executives from the ranks of VP/CXO and Board Members, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Distinguished Engineers in Silicon Valley…all consisting of members from the Silicon Valley Executive Network.


Individuals and companies can take these learnings back to their own regions to improve their individual knowledge and skills, the competitive advantage for their companies, and economic advancement for their region.

What’s Included?


The 5-day program, consisting of 8 or more sessions on emerging trends


Networking with Silicon Valley executives on all days and evenings


Ongoing access to Silicon Valley Executive Network events (now 2,000+ executives)


Access to watch selected events remotely via streaming


Access to the digital platform for SVEN enabling further business synergy


Airport pickup and transportation to program events


Meals provided with all program events


Follow-up discussions to accelerate innovation in your region


5-star hotel accommodations for 5 nights (Sept 15-20, checkout Sept-21)

General Approach 

5-Day Program
  • 4 days of business interactive sessions facilitated by leading executives (Mo, Tu, Th, Fr) with 2 half-day business sessions per day (8 total sessions)
  • 1 day of offsite with social activity
  • Daily networking with Silicon Valley executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and distinguished engineers will participate on all days for relationship development and networking


Note: All days and evenings include networking with Silicon Valley executives, investors, engineers, and entrepreneurs who will join the events

Early Arrival

Optional early arrival

Optional early arrival that allows participants to plan their own activities and sightseeing, or we can facilitate and assist

 Optional Saturday tour in San Francisco

Day 0

Welcome reception

Welcome reception 5 pm – 8 pm to get an overview of the week to come, as well as to network with Silicon Valley executives

Day 1

Innovation, venture capital, investing

Understand innovation from startups, big companies, regions,. Hear from leading VC + corporate  investors, US & International

Day 2

Focus on AI

Hear from corporates, startups, and investors focused on AI for the key trends that will shape the next 25 years

Day 3

Offsite to beautiful Half Moon Bay

Offsite to Half Moon Bay. Golf, Wine Tasting, Fine dining, oceanside walks, and more. Happy hour @ Ritz Carlton Hotel

Day 4

Focus on Fintech & Cybersecurity

Hear about key trends in 2 of the hottest sectors. We will have Cybersecurity leaders and Fintech leaders to share top trends

Special evening event with Venture Capitals & Other Investors

Day 5

Focus on Design-Led Thinking

Final Reception

Chief Marketing Officers + Chief Product Officers discuss design-led thinking (needs, dreams, behaviors of the end users)

Final afternoon reception for departing participants

Day 6-7

Optional add-on days

Optional days to add on allowing participants to plan their own activities and sightseeing or we can facilitate and assist