Fintech Immersion Program
in Silicon Valley

Program & Speakers

Fintech Immersion Program

Next Edition: 6th-10th July 2020

Download brochure Fintech Immersion Program here

A 5 day intensive program of immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem, culture, incubators, experts, visionaries, leading companies, plus networking sessions and sessions of capability enhancement for executives.

The program allows for customization according to the profile of the participants. The number of participants is limited.

Why this program is for you

Key Benefits & Objectives

1. Inspiration

Understand and get inspired by
and interpret the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley

2. Disruptive
Technology Trends

Gain insight into disruptive technology trends and their impacts on business and society

3. Learn New Frameworks & Tools

Know how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems and how to use innovation frameworks and tools, and benchmark against best practices

4. Build Digital Transformation

Know how to build Digital Transformation strategies and power-up execution

5. Grow your Network

Grow your networking power through contacts with experts, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, potential clients, suppliers and partners, plus the other participants

6. Identify Business Opportunities

Identify potential partnerships and business opportunities with the emerging start-ups in Silicon Valley

4 Base Components

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Fintech Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Interactive sessions with LBC, experts, entrepreneurs and Professors from Berkeley and Stanford Universities.

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Fintech Champions

Interactive visits to leading companies and startups such as Square, Stripe, Robinhood, Feedzai, Visa, BBVA, Wells Fargo, SesameSeed, Roostify, Docusign, amongst others

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Fintech Business Acceleration

Visits to incubators and encounters with start-ups, venture capitalists and business angels

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Grow Your Networking Power

Networking sessions with entrepreneurs, investors, experts and local business people, plus the network among participants

Structure of the program

Fintech Trends Challenges and Opportunities

Fintech Trends Challenges and Opportunities

08h00 - 09h30

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These sessions will be coordinated by
LBC, setting a coherent framework to the
program. External experts are invited. The
sessions will be interactive and participants
are stimulated to discuss real world
challenges. Attendants will be required to
define a challenge they face, in the first
session on Monday, and to provide an
actionable solution at the final session on
Friday. All participants will provide feedback to each others’ challenges.

Understanding the Fintech Revolution

Themes such as: Payments, Lending, Investment,
eBanking, Wealth Management, Bitcoin and
Blockchain

Challenges of Digital Transformation

Framework to accelerate innovation processes

Create new value through design thinking, pretotyping and other tools

Challenge the status quo and lead innovation efforts

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Fintech Champions

Fintech Champions

10h00-15h30

 

 

These will comprise sessions with specialists or visits to reference companies and startups. These visits will have direct interaction with these companies responsible, whom will share best practices and lessons learnt. In some cases, the participants will break into 2 groups, visiting some of the companies in the program. This part of the program will have changes until the starting date according to the interests of the participants enrolled.

Insight into the disruptive technologies that are challeging business models and creating new business opportunities in the financial sector

Introduction to the players that are leading the technological innovation and shaping the future in Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech

Exposure to best practices and their transformation leaders

Visits and interactive sessions with leading companies

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Fintech Business Acceleration

Fintech Business Acceleration

16h00-17h00

 

These will comprise guided visits to reputed incubators and accelerators, interaction with resident start-ups, pitching by the participants (if so prepared before departing to Silicon Valley).

Participants can also indicate, before departure, if they want to assist pitches by resident start-ups.

Meet start-ups that are exploring new technologies in the Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech space– artificial intelligence, augmented reality, internet of things, blockchain, plus cloud and mobile advance solutions, among others

How the start-up ecosystem works – how to build an inhouse venture program and open innovation

How can I use the existing incubators
and their programs

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Grow your networking power

Grow your networking power

17h00-18h00

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These will comprise networking sessions with target audiences, mostly entrepreneurs from the Valley, but also international entrepreneurs.

In some cases, we will have a CEO of a start-up of reference who will interact with the audience in an informal way, in a Q&A model.

One week before departure the participants will be informed about who will be present.

Get-togethers and cocktails with invited entrepreneurs, mostly at the visited incubators

Q&A with invited entrepreneurs

Network session among the participants

 

Program

Section 

 Monday
Day 1

Tuesday
Day 2

Wednesday
Day 3

Thursday
Day 4

Friday
Day 5

Fintech Trends and Perspectives 

 

Greg LaBlanc
Fintech Revolution

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Payments and
Lending

Business Platforms
Investing, eBanking,
Wealth management

Cryptocurrencies and
Blockchain

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Champions

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Portuguese Fintech

Get together

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Fintech Business Acceleration

 

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Free time

Network 

Cocktail with International Startups

Get together with International Startups

Get together with International Startups

Innovation Cocktail in San Francisco

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 Free time

(1) The final program is defined in terms of the profile and interest of the registered participants.

Speakers from the previous editions:

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Burton Lee

Senior Expert, Lecturer Stanford University

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Cordell Brown

Business Development Manager at Flextronics

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Dimitry Gorinevsky

Consulting Professor at Stanford University

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Steve Blank

Entrepreneur and co-founder of E.piphany.

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Hugh Molotsi

Innovator, Advisor, Investor

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Irene Li

President and CEO of Acellent Technologies

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Mark Davis

Senior Director and Design Research at Autodesk

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Mauricio Silva

GM - Brazil at Salesforce

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Paolo Cerruti

VP Global Supply Chain and Operations Planning at Tesla Motors

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Carlos Oliveira

Managing Partner at LBC

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Shahid Khan

Design Thinking Driven Innovation and Digital Transformation

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Simon Hawksworth

Senior Director of Business Development, Nypro Healthcare

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Susan Feland

Program Innovation Stanford University

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Torben Rankine

Partner at LBC, San Francisco

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Jonathan Littman

Founder of Snowball Narratives

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Mark Schar

Senior Researcher Design Education Lab

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Vitor Rodrigues

Software Enginner at Google

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Cost & Other Informations

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