The Pitch

Why Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is the most renowned hyper cluster for innovation and entrepreneurship in the world. It gave birth to the most recognized companies of the 21st century. It is the place where everyone wants to be: either to create and grow global businesses or to find the next big idea that will fuel innovation. It is the global marketplace for ideas.


The concentration of well-known universities and multinational companies, the flexibility and efficiency of the capital and labor markets, the considerable number of investors and the collaborative ecosystem make Silicon Valley an unparalleled ecosystem.


Moreover, the robust culture of entrepreneurship that promotes fast and efficient processes enables a fast evolution from the inception of an idea until market entry:

i) disruptive ideas are encouraged and promoted;

ii) ideas are developed and promoted on a global scale, risks are taken on a regular basis.


Home of top world universities like Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Headquarters of companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Chevron, Intel, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Yahoo, etc.



Global Strategic Innovation – Accelerators



Nowadays most economies’ future is dependent on companies’ internationalization. There are many great entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas, and with a number of proven international success cases. However, some innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems cannot, yet, match true potential the same way as Silicon Valley can. The Global Strategic Innovation Acelerators (GSI-A), powered by Leadership Business Consulting, was designed to help the fast and effective internationalization in Silicon Valley.




Inclusion in a Mentoring Program, developed by Leadership Business Consulting (LBC), aimed at giving strategic and commercial support to each participant and allocation of a Business Relationship Manager from Runaway Incubator to each participant.


Business acceleration and incubation of start-ups in the Portuguese Pavilion at the Plug and Play Tech Center, the most prominent incubation center in Silicon Valley, with an acceleration period of 3 months.


Participation in events organized by Plug & Play Training Camp and in seminars and training sessions organized by Leadership Business Consulting and AICEP.


Participation in Investment Forums and ongoing close contacts with venture capitalists, business angels, universities, large enterprises and their partners.




Access to a unique program – GSI-A is a proactive program supporting companies that want to establish in Silicon Valley, to refine their business plan, find new partners, get funded or open new market opportunities.
You are not alone – Support and guidance from Leadership teams and Portugal Ventures to create new networks of contacts and gather relevant information on the local market.
Work as you land – Logistics support to ensure the focus on what really matters: your business.
Learn the Silicon Valley way – Get in contact with a unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the support
of LBC’s team covering the promotion and communication of your business, “the Silicon Valley way”. 



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Silicon Valley has never been so close. What are you waiting for? Get on board now!

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