Program introduction, goals, and expectations (October 4, 2023)
Navigating Silicon Valley
Insights and strategies for navigating the competitive landscape of Silicon Valley as a startup. Discover funding options and strategies, networking opportunities, and learn from success stories.
How to physically relocate to the US and household process
Essential logistical aspects: including accommodation, obtaining a driver's license, opening a personal bank account, establishing a credit history, obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN), and navigating kindergarten enrollment, providing comprehensive guidance for a smooth transition.
How to create a legal entity in the US
Step-by-step instructions on registering a legal entity, obtaining a legal and physical address, and exploring the types of legal entities and their pros and cons.
How to get a work visa in the US
The visa process: including types of visas, visa application, interview preparation, required documents, change of status, team members relocation, visa sponsorship, and more, providing comprehensive guidance and support.
Banking in the US, building relationships with financial institutions
The essential banking principles in the United States, including business and personal banking, credit scores, loans, and the critical differences in operations between regional innovation banks and large federal banks.
Marketing Strategy and Sales in the US
The fundamental principles of creating a marketing strategy primarily focus on entering the US market and providing insights on building an effective sales process.
Financial Planning for the expansion
Insights and guidance on the necessary actions and rituals for entering the US market, budgeting for scaling, setting up finance and accounting systems, and planning an effective scouting trip, equipping participants with essential knowledge for success.
HR and team relocation
Essential advice on making strategic decisions regarding hiring, outsourcing, and freelancing essential functions, navigating cash flow challenges to avoid cash deficiencies and survive the "death valley," and addressing HR regulations, team member relocation, insurance, and taxes.
Early Stage Fundraising in Silicon Valley
Valuable insights on fundraising strategies and tools, specifically focusing on fundraising in the US, including structuring deals, preparing terms and conditions, understanding what the US investors look for in terms of metrics, milestones, due diligence, and developing an effective fundraising strategy.
Demo day (December 13, 2023)
**Besides lectures, there will be practical discussions and keynote speeches by experienced startups, investors, and other players in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.