Accelerators and High-Tech Campuses

10th July 2018, 6 pm CEST Time

Objective of the Webinar

The webinar will focus on the structures and working methods of Innovation Accelerators and High-Tech campuses. As global competition is harsher than ever, young companies and start-ups need increasingly guidance over a complex web of issues facing their new ventures: from pitching to prospective investors, to facing challenges on intellectual property and human resources, albeit competing for a place in the global innovation arena. Accelerators and High-Tech Campuses, whether public or privately driven, provide a new way to informing, training and harnessing the innovative young companies, preparing them for the global markets. The webinar will offer a comprehensive picture on these new structures and offer an appreciation on their potential from a Triple Helix view (interactions around university, industry  – in the broader possible sense –  and government  – all types).

Expected outcomes

At the end of the Webinar, participants should be able to grasp the main components of Accelerators and High-Tech Campuses as constituents of the innovation ecosystems. A critical appraisal over their embeddedness in the overall innovation architecture would be helpful as well as their relative weight in the overall effort on innovation investment and the Triple Helix perspective.

Target audience

Traditional Triple Helix members – predominantly academics and innovation consultants, specialising in innovation systems, knowledge transfer, university-industry collaboration, science parks and incubators, and other topics related to the Triple Helix model.


Talks  title Understanding Success Factors in the Silicon Valley Style Startup Culture


Main contents Jeff Wallace and Marianne Crary will present the Silicon Valley Startup innovation ecosystem and will explain the nuts and bolts of linking all together. In particular they will focus on:

Silicon Valley Facts

▪ Sustaining vs Disruptive Innovation

▪ Distinctive Culture in Silicon Valley

▪ Investor Expectations in the Valley

▪ On-Campus Incubator & Accelerator examples (Berkeley)

▪ Successful Tech Transfer in the Valley (Stanford)

▪ New ways to be entangled with Silicon Valley’s ecosystem

▪ Questions & Answer

Speakers short bio

Mr Jeff Wallace , Keynote Speaker / International Startup Advisor / President, Global Kinetics / Angel Investor / Batchery / SVIYP, San Francisco Bay Area

Jeff is President of Global Kinetics, a Bay Area based corporate advisor & market development partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. He is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, an online platform allowing global entrepreneurs to access Silicon Valley content, coaching & connections as they build viable businesses. He is a Founding Investor, former President / Managing Partner of Batchery, a global incubator for seed stage startups. Jeff is a SkyAdvisor at UC Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck, and an investor in SkyDeck Fund. He is a mentor to several startup accelerators where he advises early stage companies. He is an active angel investor. Previously, he worked for Cognizant as founder & Global Head for Mobility, IoT & UX practice areas. He is a frequent keynote speaker at global technology and startup conferences. Jeff earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers College & an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Technology from UC Berkeley


Ms Mariianne Mareè Crary, System Entrepreneur Leader,  San Francisco Bay Area

Mariianne is Founder of HubSV, a Silicon Valley outfit on a mission to globalize Silicon Valley with 300+ mentors, investors and experts supporting startups in various global locations. HubSV’s mission is the mission to help global entrepreneurial ecosystems reach their true potential and thereby empower emerging ecosystems and support creation of future jobs. Before coming to Silicon Valley in 2002, Mariianne worked in Organizational Development managing large scale change management programs in research institutions as well as in public/private sector. HubSV offers a variety of expertise for global ecosystems, incl. Tech Transfer Management Programs.



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