Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

Set on both the Berkeley campus and in Silicon Valley, this is a one-week intensive program designed to guide leaders to advance innovation in their firms in multiple dimensions including strategy, technology, culture, mindset, process and team organization.


October 28, 2019
5 days

The Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership (SVIL) Week brings together Silicon Valley and UC Berkeley
experts to prepare executives and managers to better lead their teams and companies in innovation.

  • What is on the horizon for your business?
  • How will you lead your people, evolve your products, and adapt with newly emerging and disruptive technologies?

These are the challenges we will help you address during your time at the Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week. By applying the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership, you will learn how leading firms and innovators at Berkeley and Silicon Valley cultivate the mindset, behaviors, and frameworks that are proven to make teams more effective innovators.

Explore emerging technologies, and learn what thought leaders see as the key technology advances and disruptions that will shape the future of your business.

Let us help you take your firm forward with its innovation efforts to transform your business to your business’ future.


  • Bring your own company challenges and/or project ideas.
  • Learn about emerging technology and business models.
  • Receive feedback from executives, entrepreneurs and faculty.
  • Align innovation with your firm’s strategy.
  • Network and connect with general and technical leaders from top firms around the world.


This 5-day program includes: tuition, class materials, and most meals.

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2019

UC Berkeley Campus & Silicon Valley

Total program tuition:
$9,750 USD


  • Payment in full is required prior to official registration in the program.
  • Payment can be made via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).
  • If you need to make other payment arrangements, please contact Keith Gatto at An invoice can be sent and payment can be made via check, purchase order or ACH wire transfer (payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice).
  • A $100.00 fee will be assessed for all checks returned for insufficient funds.
  • Available program material and logistics information will be sent upon full receipt of payment.

Cancellation and Transfers:

  • Cancellations for full refund can be made within 5 business days of initial registration by sending your request to
  • From 5 business days after registration to 15 business days before the program starts, a 50% refund may be granted. A written request should be sent to Keith Gatto at
  • Program and/or date transfers are available until 5 business days prior to the program start date.
  • To transfer to a different program or date of the same program, please send your request to We will do our best to ensure enrollment in the next program iteration; if the requested program or date is sold out, you will be placed on a priority waitlist. Incremental program fees, if any, will be billed separately.


The Graduate Hotel is offering a special courtesy rate for upcoming SVIL participants that will entitle guests to a 15% discount off of the Standard Daily Rate. This rate will vary depending on the daily rate and is subject to certain blackout dates when the hotel is experiencing extremely high occupancy. 


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