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    • SVC2UK is a not-for profit series of industry supported events led by volunteers and run by students.It is designed to improve the ecosystemfor entrepreneurship in the UK, Europe and beyond and drive sustainable growth.
    • “Silicon Valley isn’t so much a place as a state of mind” John Doerr
    • “… celebrates and explores the symbioticrelationship between universities and the privatesector – especially the “relationship of ideas”that links academia with the sort of high-tech,knowledge-intensive enterprises that form theclusters of companies in Silicon Valley andCambridge.”Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz,Vice Chancellor University of Cambridge
    • “…is one of the most important inward investment events of the year,bringing leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors together withBritish technology companies to spark new connections and investments.”David Cameron (Prime Minister)●
    • " We accept and celebrate that 60% of whatstudents learn when they are at HarvardBusiness School is learned outside of theclassroom" Bill Sahlman, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School
    • The University students who run the events areattracted by the possibility of augmenting whatthey learn in the classroom by running eventsin the same way they may someday run abusiness - albeit with a safety-net provided bythe volunteers who coach and mentor them.
    • The volunteers are parents at schools andindividuals from the tech community.
    • Those in the Technology Industry are keen to‘give back’ and they believe that SVC2UK is apowerful way to do so.We think every one of our 200 volunteers areheros.
    • Parents are keen to help contribute to theschool community that they and their childrenare a part of and feel strongly that SVC2UKis a powerful way to help children understandwhy the study of STEM subjects is importantand what amazing careers one can pursueafterwards.
    • School Leaders know how importantentrepreneurship is as a career, but they areunsure of how to get access to the leadingentrepreneurs in the world
    • “First Mover Advantage doesn’t go to the first company that launches, itgoes to the first company that scales” -Reid Hoffman (co-founder and co-chair of SVC2UK)
    • In 2012, we highlight our belief that the most promising areas of the UKeconomy to create the next £10 billion pound companies are Medical Technologies (MedTech) and Education Technologies (EdTech).-Sherry Coutu & Reid Hoffman (co-founders and co-chairs of SVC2UK)
    • From one event in Oxford, to 30 events held all over theworld which inspire 6500 attendeesSVC2UK event series includes a variety of dynamic forums…. Keynote Address and Panel Silicon Valley Comes to Parliament Welcome dinner Startup Competition Jobs Fair and company showcase Serial entrepreneurs’ dinner CEO workshop Panel Debate Masterclasses Farewell DinnerInspiring and connecting the next generation of entrepreneurs to “think big” High School Faculty First-Time CEOs Policymakers Students Undergraduates & Business Serial Investors Graduates Leaders Entrepreneurs
    • Startup Competition■ 1000+ students and developers will simultaneously take part in events held at Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield, Southampton, Manchester, Bloomberg (London) and The Telegraph (London) using UK government data sets from data.gov.uk to build startups.■ Winning teams are selected from each location, and will finalists in the overall competition. One winning team from the finalists will be selected by the Silicon Valley judges, and will be awarded invaluable opportunities to help grow their new business. 9-11 November
    • SVC2UK: Serial Entrepreneur Dinner■ The purpose of the dinner is to help improve links between the UK and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and to plot how to best create more companies that will improve the world as we know it today.■ This is the first event for Silicon Valley comes to the UK programme for 2012, details of which can be found at http://www. svc2uk.com■ This year it is being held at Kensington Palace■ [Invitation only] Wednesday 14 November
    • Silicon Valley Comes to Parliament■ Demonstrate to children inspirational role models who have achieved amazing things, so that they can more easily consider ‘business’ or ‘entrepreneurship’ as a career.■ Demonstrate how businesses and governments can work together to achieve things that otherwise neither would be able to achieve.■ Show them the workings of the Government and show them how they can be empowered to change things themselves and by democratic participation■ Invite the world’s media to the event to give them an opportunity to see one of the ways the parliament is encouraging entrepreneurship and a better economy – and the study of STEM subjects. Thursday 15 November
    • CEO Workshops (London)■ CEOs from some of Europe’s most promising startups who are in the process of scaling up are invited to attend a workshop with successful Silicon Valley CEOs and executives, where facilitators will share their experiences and participants can troubleshoot any current issues.■ [Invitation only] "There are smart and interesting entrepreneurs around the world, but having real relationships with them is challenging. This is one of the few programs where, over a short period of time, you meet a range of people.” – David Hornik, August Capital Thursday 15 November
    • SVC2 Cambridge: EdTech Keynotes and Panel■ SVc2UK kicks off the Cambridge programme with a keynote address and panel event on the future of Education….■ US Entrepreneurs talk about what the world will look like in 10 years time if they are as successful as they hope to be.■ Over dinner, UK entrepreneurs talk about what the world will look like if they are as successful as they hope to be. "SVC2UK celebrates and explores the symbiotic relationship between universities and the private sector – especially the “relationship of ideas” that links academia with the sort of high-tech, knowledge- intensive enterprises that form the clusters of companies in Silicon Valley and Cambridge.” - Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Thursday 15 November
    • SVC2 Cambridge: Ed-Tech Dinner■ The purpose of the dinner is to help improve links between the UK Educational Community and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and to plot how to best create more companies that will improve the world as we know it today.■ This is the kick-off event for Silicon Valley comes to the Cambridge programme for 2012, details of which can be found at http://www. svc2uk.com■ This year it is being held at Queen’ s College Cambridge■ [Invitation only] Thursday 15 November
    • SVC2 Judge Business School:Roundtable Discussions■ The Roundtables are an opportunity for Cambridge Judge Business School to showcase faculty and research expertise to Silicon Valley guests and UK policy makers, entrepreneurs and industry thought-leaders.■ Silicon Valley guests, faculty and other thought leaders engage in one of two roundtable discussions to debate a key issue in entrepreneurship, medical technology or education technology industries.■ By the end of the roundtables, the group will have established key recommendations and action items to work towards resolving the issue. Friday 16 November
    • SVC2 Judge Business School:CEO Workshops■ CEOs from some of Europe’s most promising startups who are in the process of scaling up are invited to attend a workshop with successful Silicon Valley CEOs and executives, where facilitators will share their experiences and participants can troubleshoot any current issues.■ [Invitation only] "There are smart and interesting entrepreneurs around the world, but having real relationships with them is challenging. This is one of the few programs where, over a short period of time, you meet a range of people.” – David Hornik, August Capital Friday 16 November
    • Cambridge2You Launch● Cambridge2You provides a valuable resource for investors, students, policy makers and researchers who are looking for a holistic picture of the investment, employment, partnership and business opportunities with Cambridge startup and scale ups.● The launch of this groundbreaking initiative will see policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors come together to hear about the enormous potential of this initiative. In the 50 years since inception, Cambridge is the oldest and most powerful cluster in Europe. Today, its 1400 startups employ more than 53,000 people turnover more than £13 billion pa. In the past 15 years alone, Cambridge has produced twelve billion-dollar companies. Who will be the next? Cambridge2You enables you to see the leading candidates! Friday 16 November
    • SVC2 Cambridge: School Visits■ Iconic Entrepreneurs travel to schools to speak with young students about entrepreneurship, and how it’s possible to make a big impact.■ 2011 introduced to 3 schools in Cambridge■ 2012: Rollout to 8 schools in Cambridge and London and Google Campus and House of Commons “The event was a very successful one…when the Year 10s completed their ‘learner profiles’ they were asked general questions like ‘what has inspired you to think about the future?’, and in answer to this many wrote that the Silicon Valley Inspire Me event had inspired them so it obviously made quite an impact!” – Verity Armstrong, Stephen Perse Foundation Friday 16 November
    • SVC2 Computer Lab: Masterclasses■ Silicon Valley speakers run multiple lectures and workshops for an entire afternoon.■ Students hear on a range of entrepreneurship topics.■ Venue is Cambridge University Computer Labs■ Friday 16 November 2013: 1pm-5pm "We salute the entrepreneurs (from both sides of the pond) …who share our ambition for change and who appreciate the vital role they play as alumni to help universities create an ecosystem that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. We hope that our efforts make at least a small contribution to encourage students to make the next step in their careers a more entrepreneurial one.” Friday 16 November
    • SVC2 Computer Lab: Jobs Fair■ A jobs fair that matches the brightest students from around the UK with the best and most innovative tech startups in the area.■ [Open event - attendance by registration] “The opportunity to really meet the investors and entrepreneurs was fantastic…I met more of the superstars of the Internet world in three days in Cambridge than in 10 years of living in the Bay Area.” – Nik Rouda, Alertme. com Friday 16 November
    • SVC2 Cambridge: Med-tech Panel■ SVc2UK kicks off the Cambridge programme with a keynote address and panel event on the future of Education….■ US Entrepreneurs talk about what the world will look like in 10 years time if they are as successful as they hope to be.■ Over dinner, UK entrepreneurs talk about what the world will look like if they are as successful as they hope to be. Friday 16 November
    • SVC2UK: Med-tech Dinner■ The purpose of the dinner is to help improve links between the UK and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and to plot how to best create more companies that will improve the world of medical consumer as we know it today.■ This is the final event for Silicon Valley comes to the UK programme for 2012, details of which can be found at http://www. svc2uk.com■ This year it is being held at Judge Business School■ [Invitation only] Friday 16 November
    • SVC2UK 2012 takes place14 nov-16 Nov in 12 cities in 6 countries and will inspire 6,500 people with your help, we will be able to take this to more than 500,000 people