Silicon Valley Immersion Week

(26th 30th January 2015)

On the week of January, 26th, each winner had the chance to travel to Silicon Valley in California, where they were be able to come into contact with the biggest international investors, corporations and successful entrepreneurs. During that immersion bootcamp, startups attended different workshops (e.g. go-to-market workshop) and tours (e.g. Airbnb tour). Moreover, a lot of presentations from different VCs and other large companies took place.

On top of that mentioned above, the aim of the Silicon Valley expedition is to attract US investor attention to OpenAxel and other European startups. Our startups have had the chance to interact with top US investors, who advised them on how to engage the Silicon Valley investor community.


You may check below the complete agenda of sessions attended:

Softlanding in Silicon Valley

Marcela Priwin
Marcela PriwinOpinno
David Charron
David CharronUniversity of California
Vincenzo Mitolo
Vincenzo MitoloBank of the West
Richard Horning
Richard HorningReed Smith

Training Sessions

Ryan Kiskis
Ryan KiskisAmazon Web Services
Samantha O'Keefe
Samantha O'KeefeTech Crunch
Greg Robbins
Greg RobbinsDocusign
Matteo Fabiano
Matteo FabianoFireMatter


Jack Leeney
Jack LeeneyTelefónica Ventures
Allen Taylor
Allen TaylorEndeavor
Hiroshi Wald
Hiroshi WaldAustral Capital
Jim Brizimitzis
Jim BrizimitzisMicrosoft Ventures
Barry O'Brien
Barry O'BrienSilicon Valley Bank
Zachary Finkelstein
Zachary FinkelsteinLumia Capital

Visits & Discovery

Torsten Kolind
Torsten KolindYou Noodle
Chiara Castagnini
Chiara CastagniniAirbnb
Steve Hoffman
Steve HoffmanFounders Space
Klaus Børme
Klaus BørmeSilicon Valley Forum