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En-novate specialises in curating unique business immersion experiences to ten carefully selected destinations around the globe. Each En-novate experience has a sector-specific focus, and the correct destination is selected based on where we believe the client and participants will receive the most value in terms of exposure to advances in technology and cross-border business opportunities.
An En-novate experience is typically one-week, and comprises of a combination of meetings with some of the most forward-thinking companies and individuals in the industry, as well as facilitated sessions pinpointing what exactly it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century, and how we are adapting to the rapid changes taking places in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Digital Advertising
- Human Resources
- Renewable Energy
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Urban Planning
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Berlin, Germany
- Helsinki Finland
- Nairobi, Kenya
- New York City, United States of America
- San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America
- Seattle, United States of America
- Tel Aviv, Israel
WHY SILICON VALLEY?
Silicon Valley is home to 1/3 of all venture capital in the US. It is also where companies like Apple, Facebook and Google are based.
One of the Godfathers of venture capital in Silicon Valley, Bill started his career in 1959 at his father’s venture capital rm, Draper Gaither & Anderson, which was the rst venture capital rms established on the West Coast. Later on, he went on to found Draper Johnson, and Sutter Hill Ventures, one of the most successful venture capital rms in the US.
Clever has been successful in being one of the rst EdTech companies to gain the funding and support of Sequoia Capital. In the space of three years, it has grown from 2 to over 100 employees, reaching close to 50% of all US public schools, and boasting an 81% penetration of top school districts throughout the US. Clever’s software allows for in nite support of educational software, which is making vast strides toward improving the quality of education in the US and abroad.
Started in a Harvard University dorm room in response to the controversial launch of Facemash, Mark Zuckerberg has democratised what social media is considered to be today. With plans to become ever more involved in our daily lives, Facebook has successfully invested part of its $2.9 billion revenue, only second to Google in this respect, in companies such as Whatsapp, Instagram and Oculus, in pursuit of its consumer and mobile strategy.
Founded by Don Valentine in 1972, Sequoia is arguably the most prestigious and successful venture capital rm in existence today. Investments are made across a range of stages in a select group of prestigious companies. Successful investments include companies such as Atari, Apple, Oracle, Google, PayPal, Whatsapp, Yahoo, Youtube, LinkedIn, Zappos, Cisco and EA Sports.
INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE
Institute for the Future (IFTF) is a California-based think-tank that specialises in research pertaining to the future strategies and plans of organisations, companies, governments and public bodies. It comprises over more than 41 experts with diverse experience in elds such as Psychology, Economics, Finance, History and Mathematics. IFTF members are actively involved in governmental discussions on public policy, and have been successful in developing policies that have been successfully implemented globally.
Omidyar is one of the largest Shared Value Capital Investors in the world, with o ces in more than 20 countries. It invests in entrepreneurs who share a mutual commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale currently required. Omidyar is focused on key areas, which it believes are fundamental to the development and creation of prosperous, stable and open societies: Consumer Internet and Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. Investments include Couchsur ng, Gira e, Healthcart, Zimmber, Twiga, and Wikia.
Recognised as the world’s second most valuable company, Google is touted to be the rst company ever to reach a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. It is arguably the world’s most innovative company and an integral part of our everyday lives.
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En-novate chose Amsterdam as a destination because it’s one of the hottest global start-up destinations, and is now referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’. It is home to tech companies such as Adyen, Booking.com and WeTransfer.
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. They help create smaller, more powerful and energy-e cient chips. Their vision is to enable a ordable microelectronics that improve quality of life. They invent, develop, manufacture and service advanced technology for hi-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions for the semiconductor industry. Their customers include all of the world’s leading chip manufacturers, who use their products to manufacture a wide range of di erent chips. for Apple, Samsung and Intel.
FreedomLab is a strategy consultancy, innovation hub and futuristic think-tank. It facilitates organisations’ ability to anticipate the future by helping them creatively rede ne their present. When considering technological disruption, FreedomLab helps unpack what this means for your organisation and its future. It operates on the crossroads of design, systems design and engineering. We will have an insightful session with Roland van der Vorst, FreedomLab’s Managing Director.
ORANGE GROWTH CAPITAL
Orange Growth Capital (OGC) is a FinTech Investment rm founded in 2013. They invest in high growth companies, aiming to be the rst Institutional Investor at a time when there is proof of concept and revenues. They o er support to founders in order to scale their companies into successful international leaders, as well as o er entrepreneurs access to a platform where they can quickly get market input, pilot their innovations and get access to potential customers.
A highly innovative company that uses geo-technology to incentivise students to ride their branded bicycles through strategic areas, creating targeted advertising for marketing companies. We will hear from the co-founders, Ralph Atiya and Tijmen de Vries, and take a short ride around the city on their branded bicycles.
WeTransfer is a cloud-based computer le transfer service based in Amsterdam that sends les that may be much larger than permitted by email systems. From launch until September 2012, WeTransfer had delivered more than 100 million les. We will have an interactive class led by Rob (Editor-in-Chief/VP of Content), Laszlito (Creative Director) and Matthieu (Senior Designer). In addition to learning about the WeTransfer model, their team will share their thoughts on why Amsterdam is pioneering innovation in Europe.
&Samhoud Media inspires and connects people with breakthrough media content. They are the frontrunners in the eld of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), having created the most downloaded AR-VR campaign in the world. In addition, they opened the world’s rst permanent virtual reality cinema. &Samhoud have been developing a VR solution for Rabobank to communicate more e ectively with youth and millennials.
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Despite having few natural resources and its geopolitical challenges, Israel is a world leader in agriculture, arti cial intelligence and cyber security.
We will enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lions Gate, and walk through the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, the Way of Su ering walked by Jesus from the place of his judgment at Antonia Fortress to the Golgotha, his place of cruci xion.
Joonko is an arti cial intelligence-powered personal diversity and inclusion coach. It leverages a company’s existing data (from SaaS platforms) to identify unconscious workplace biasses as they occur, and immediately engages the relevant executive, manager, or employee with insights and recommendations, enabling them to make real- time corrective actions.
MDClone was founded to address one of the most critical bottlenecks in the healthcare market: Private medical information is increasingly regulated, and the restrictions over its use continue to grow. The MDClone platform overcomes these challenges by creating synthetic medical records for ctitious patients, avoiding the risk of public disclosure of actual medical data. The generated records can be used to conduct statistical analyses of medical data in an interactive process, without jeopardising patient privacy.
Mekorot is the national water company of Israel and the country’s top agency for water management. Founded in 1937, it supplies Israel with 90% of its drinking water and operates a cross-country water supply network known as the National Water Carrier in areas including desalination and water management.
NETAFIM DRIP IRRIGATION
The global leader in drip and micro-irrigation solutions for sustainable productivity. With 28 subsidiaries, 16 manufacturing plants and over 4 000 employees worldwide, Neta m delivers innovative solutions to more than 110 countries across the globe.
OurCrowd is a hybrid equity crowdfunding and venture capital company, breaking barriers to start-up investing by providing global, VC-level deal ow, due diligence and terms to accredited investors. Its founder, John Medved, has invested in over 100 Israeli start-ups companies, helping 12 of them achieve valuations in excess of $100 million.
PROFESSOR DAVID PASSIG
Professor David Passig is a futurist who received his PhD in Anticipatory Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. He specialises in technological, social and educational futures. He is an Associate Professor at Bar-Ilan University, and heads the Graduate Programme in Information and Communication Technology and the Virtual Reality Laboratory at the School of Education.
Meeting with Yossi Vardi, renowned entrepreneur and investor. He is one of Israel’s rst tech entrepreneurs, and has founded and built over 85 tech companies in a variety of elds. His previous companies include software, energy, Internet, mobile, electro-optics, and water technology.