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The 9-month Silicon Valley Program guides venture teams in transforming their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) into a successful company. After completing the programme, the teams reach investment and/or market maturity.
The programme accepts teams that
All venture teams go through a mentored process developed by international investors, consisting of workshops, seminars and pitch sessions (including a pitch in Silicon Valley). During this process, the teams develop their business model, their go-to-market strategy and the investor pitch, among other things, under the guidance of mentors.
Unlike many other programmes, the Silicon Valley Program accompanies and guides teams of inventors in a scientifically based, constant and mentored process. During this process, the invention can be fed with a qualiﬁed market entry and development strategy (often combined with further product development, so-called technical iteration loops), a relevant and highest-calibre network (ecosystem) of qualiﬁed mentors and experts, potential customers, development partners and possible investors.
The Silicon Valley Program works according to the US-American start-up understanding and does not focus on product development but on the customer and customer feedback. Due to the resulting speed, the venture teams reach market and/or investment maturity after only nine months.
DIT is internationally recognised with an award of excellence:
WURI (Worlds Universities with Real Impact) ranked DIT worldwide in the category “Entrepreneurial Spirit“:
2022: No. 2
2021: No. 5
The Silicon Valley Program (SVP) is aimed at teams that have
Teams (150 individuals) have participated in the programme so far
Of which are in business - with an improved and refined business model
Teams are still in close contact with network partners & investors
investors have already invested in teams
The Silicon Valley School with the SVP at the BITZ Oberschneiding has contributed significantly to the success in international comparison.
Worldwide ranking in the category "Entrepreneurial Spirit" according to WURI ranking 2020 - 2022 (World's Universities with real Impact)
"The SVP has enabled new perspectives on the own product and, above all, has set the focus
on the development of a scalable digital business model. The structured approach in conjunction with the
close support of mentors gives an enormous boost to one's own project. Many thanks for the great support!"
"It's not just about product innovation. It's about phasing in new business models, processes and networked solutions.
It's about sustainable transformation, about repositioning the company. We are changing from an engineering service
provider to a solution provider with its own systems."
"Such a perfect and fully comprehensive curriculum (like that of SVP) to make teams "investment ready",
I have yet to see in my 25+ year career as an angel investor and VC advisor!"
"The SVP is challenging and eye-opening! For me, very impressive and valuable are the experiences, the
lessons learned that resonate to this day and allow for continued transfer and application.“
"The Silicon Valley Program is an optimal addition to our offer at the Founding Centre Digitalisation Lower Bavaria!
Every team that is serious about successfully establishing itself in the market actually HAS TO sign up here."
"Although we already had plenty of entrepreneurship and start-up experience. Pat, Al and Peter [ed. note: lead
instructors of the programme] guided us to redevelop our venture.“
All mentors of the Silicon Valley Program have many years of experience in transforming MVPs into successful companies.
In addition to the individual and intensive support, the mentors provide the teams with their top-class network of international and national experts, top industry contacts and investors.
Prof. Dr. Tobias Strobl
Ronald Weissmann, PhD
Dr. Markus Ortmann
begleitete das SVP bis 2022
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or individual advice.
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Bavarian Innovation and Transformation Centre (BITZ Oberschneiding)
Silicon Valley School
Straubinger Str. 19
+49 991 3615 8700