silicon valley scale: expand your business internationally

Learn from industry leaders in Silicon Valley as you gain the knowledge to expand your business internationally whilst growing your impact.

3 Week Online Course | Returning in 2022

Duration
3 week evening course
Weekly Study
6 Hours
Location
100% online

What is it?

3-week online course for founders to receive 20+ hours of support to enable faster growth, internationalisation and tap into a powerful investor and peer network. On this programme you will get:
  • Insight and experience from industry leaders
  • Fast-tracked relationships with key Silicon Valley influencers
  • On-going coaching, mentoring and support from fellow founders
Previous cohorts have benefited from masterclasses and meetings with Google, Facebook, AirBnB, LinkedIn, Netflix, Y Combinator, Uncork Capital and Lightspeed Ventures, to name a few.

Topics

  • International Context
  • Silicon Valley 101
  • Purpose-driven Leadership
  • Investment & Funding
  • Growth & Scale Strategies
  • Setting up in the US

Online Learning

You will become part of an exclusive cohort of purpose-driven, ambitious tech entrepreneurs who are on the same journey as you. Throughout the programme and beyond you will together benefit from:
  • Coaching & Mentoring: learn from each other, share best practice and tap into support from world-class operators.
  • Life-long Learning: take part in exclusive masterclasses and workshops delivered by globally recognised leaders.
  • Online resources: leading materials designed to unlock growth barriers such as culture, people, international growth and funding.
  • Community: make friends, share experiences and build your professional network. Together we all move so much faster.

Partners

The Silicon Valley Scale programme is supported by:
Silicon Valley Scale was launched in 2014 and since then we have led learning and immersion programmes for UK tech companies in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Designed to help you explore expanding internationally, provide peer-to-peer support and masterclasses from some of the world's top founders, executives and VCs - for the first time we are opening the online programme to anyone in the world.
Previous founders and companies who have attended Silicon Valley Scale include:
  • Christopher McCann, Current Health (£60M Raised)
  • Tarryn Gorre, Kafoodle (£2.5M Raised)
  • Sam Coley, TickX (£4M Raised)
  • Andrew Parfery, CareSourcer (£10M Raised)
This years the cohort already includes winner of the 2021 Startup Summit competition: Lynne Darcey Quigley, Founder & CEO of Know-it Global Ltd.
2022 price TBC

Who is this course for?

To be a good fit for Silicon Valley Scale, you are likely to be:
  • A highly motivated founder or CEO of a technology company with a clear purpose.
  • At a pre-scale stage and you will have probably raised at least a Seed Round.
  • Interested in expanding internationally.
  • Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentoring to help you grow personally and professionally.
  • Committed to lifelong learning and giving back to others.

2021 cohort included:

Module 1 - Welcome Introduction

  • What to expect from the programme
  • Getting to know the cohort
  • Insight from previous SVS companies
  • How to see your vision
  • How to build good relationships

Module 2 - Inside Silicon Valley

  • History, culture and expectations
  • Arriving in Silicon Vally - Panel Discussion with guests from GBx, WSGR & The Department for International Trade.
  • Future Trends & What's changing: remote work & accessing Silicon Valley from abroad.

Module 3 - Leadership, Culture & Community

  • What makes a great leader
  • Changing Leadership styles
  • Insight from global brands such as Netflix, SurveyMonkey, Facebook
  • Hiring in the US & attracting the best talent

Module 4 - Growing & Scaling

  • Insights from Silicon Valley Founder
  • Growth Strategies
  • Product Design and User Experience

Module 5 - Raising Investment & Funding

  • Typical funding ranges and expectations for Silicon Valley
  • Different examples seed funders, small funds and accelerators
  • Guests from investors such as Threshold Ventures, Uncork Capital, Lightspeed Ventures
  • Insight from founders on the ground

Module 6 - Establishing a brand in the US

  • How to make an impact launching in the US
  • Resonating with key stakeholders
  • Optimising your narrative for US audiences

The Experts

Over the course of 3 weeks you will be joined by some of Silicon Valley's most experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
Stacey Ferreira headshot

Stacey Ferreira is the Global Director of Business Development and Revenue Operations at WorkJam, where she works with companies to transform frontline operations while achieving true employee engagement via WorkJam’s industry-leading solution. Previously, Stacey was the co-founder and CEO of Forge, a flexible scheduling and talent sharing platform (acquired by WorkJam, '20) and the co-founder of MySocialCloud (acquired by Reputation.com, '13). She also co-­authored 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers & Changing the World.

Ferreira has received recognition for her entrepreneurial achievements in addition to her other accomplishments at a young age, including being a US State Department Speaker on Entrepreneurship, named Forbes 30 Under 30 and being one of twenty Thiel Fellows selected for the 2015 Thiel Fellowship.

Global Director of Business Development and Revenue Operations, WorkJam

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Daniel Glazer is an American technology lawyer, strategic business advisor, and the Managing Partner of Wilson Sonsini's London office. Since the 2010 launch of the UK Government's Tech City initiative, Dan has advised high-growth UK/European technology and life sciences companies on raising capital in the US and UK/Europe, expanding their businesses into US markets, and connecting with investors, corporates, and advisors.

Dan Glazer, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

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After earning an MBA from Stanford, Nicole spent eight years on the equity salesand research at Morgan Stanley. There, she worked on the IPOs for companieslike Facebook, Groupon, and Pandora, which inspired her to become an angelinvestor and, later, a startup cofounder herself. She began working with brandsin the mid 2000s, specializing in consumer behavior; the retail landscape, both inthe US and Europe; and taking brands to the public market.

Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist with lifelong commitment to agriculture and renewable energy. Founding shareholder of $800 million revenues Pacific Ethanol ($85 million Bill Gates equity). Founding shareholder of several publicly-held energy companies: Evolution Petroleum, Pacific Asia Petroleum, Particle Drilling Technologies, World Waste Technologies, and Solargen Energy. Has funded more than twenty-five companies as principal investor, and has founded seven public companies with a combined high market value of $4 billion.

Eric McAfee, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor, McAfee Capital

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James is a co-founder at Pencil, a company that believes AI will be as fundamental to creativity in the next century as the pencil was in the last. Compared to relying fully on designers or using ‘template’ services, Pencil helps users generate Ads that are good, fast and cheap.

Before founding Pencil, he was with Facebook for 7 years, the last of which he was the International Marketing Director , reporting to CMO, led 100+ strong Marketing & Events team across 10+ office.

James Chadwick, Co-founder, Pencil

More experts to be announced soon!

The Facilitators

The Silicon Valley Scale programmes will be facilitated by FutureX co-founders Bruce Walker and Zoi Kantounatou. FutureX have worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and directly supported 32 tech for good companies who have since raised over £60 Million in investment. Zoi and Bruce are experienced facilitators from running international leadership programmes in Edinburgh, London Berlin and of course Silicon Valley.
Zoi Kantounatou headshot

Co-founder & CFO, FutureX

Zoi has worked with purpose driven entrepreneurs across the world running international programmes on personal development and leadership for the last 9 years. Over this time, she ran programmes in Scotland, India, Greece and Silicon Valley, working with more than 1000 entrepreneurs. In 2017, she co-founded FutureX with a mission to enable more purpose-driven businesses. Zoi is a trained facilitator and coach and she has extensive experience in running workshops and programmes.

Zoi Kantounatou

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Co-founder & CEO, FutureX

In 2011, from a high school classroom in Scotland, Bruce started his first business, WeAreTheFuture. At the age of 17 he already had a mission to inspire and connect entrepreneurs from around the world. Working with over 5,000 entrepreneurs over a five year period, Bruce has delivered programmes and global summits in Edinburgh, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen. He has also partnered with global brands like Apple, Virgin, Mastercard, KPMG and Google.

Bruce Walker

2022 waiting list

Join an exclusive cohort of purpose-driven, ambitious tech founders on the FutureX Silicon Valley Scale programme. 

2022 dates to be announced

Join the 2022 waiting list to join Silicon Valley Scale next year! 
2022 Waiting list

Benefit of the course

  • A place on the Silicon Valley Scale Programme
  • 1 Year membership to the FutureX Community
  • Certificate of completion
  • On-going support and promotion as Silicon Valley Scale alumni

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Meet the 2021 cohort

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Bruce Walker

Co-founder & CEO, FutureX

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Zoi Kantounatou

Co-founder & CFO, FutureX

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Barry Leaper headshot

Barry Leaper

Co-founder, Libereat

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Ian McLeod Kerr headshot

Ian McLeod Kerr

Managing Director, Raven Controls

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Milosz Falinski headshot

Milosz Falinski

Product Lead, Community Lab

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Richard Kelly headshot

Richard Kelly

Founder & CEO, Adimo

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Craig Mackay

Co-founder, Sharktower

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Rebecca Bonnington headshot

Rebecca Bonnington

CEO, Trices

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Nick Jones

CEO, Zumo

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Ian Stevenson headshot

Ian Stevenson

CEO, Cyanforensics

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Elizabeth Fairly

Elizabeth Fairly

Co-founder, Talking medicine

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Phil Worms

CEO, Frog Systems

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Danny Capbell

Director, Hoko Design

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Caroline Laurenson

Managing Director, TL TECH

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Lara Findlay

Co-founder, GearedApp

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