secrets of Silicon Valley

LEarning Journeys

Unlock the Secret's of Silicon Valley's Innovation Ecosystem

Unlock the Secret's of Silicon Valley's Innovation Ecosystem

For more than ten years Fifth Era has organized learning journeys to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Usually CEO's bring their entire leadership team and/or board of directors and we craft a custom experience.

Sometimes we group individuals together into a shared learning journey - future innovators, entrepreneurs and investors:

  • Gain invaluable insights into the Future and the Fifth Era
  • Immerse yourself in the world's leading innovation hub
  • Learn the best practices of the most innovate companies
  • Meet the players - technology entrepreneurs, venture and angel investors, service partners, government officials
  • Learn the Secrets of Silicon Valley
  • Prepare yourself to transform your company & business

Week long learning journeys begin every three months. Click the button to reserve a place on the next or to enquire about a custom learning journey for your company and team.



For one week you will be fully immersed in the world's leading innovation cluster

"I came with a clear idea of what I wanted to learn - I left a week later with a completely different understanding of what it takes to lead my company into the future of disruptive innovation" European Bank CEO



Join the best selling authors of Build your Fortune in the Fifth Era and Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era as they take you on a whirlwind tour of the future and the disruptive innovations that are changing the world today.



Lets Silicon Valley Insiders tell you the secrets of the world's leading innovation economy.  How does it really work?  What secrets can you take home to transform your own company and business?


Most innovative companies

Learn the lessons of Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft


disruptive innovations

Learn about the new disruptive innovations that are transforming every industry


external innovation

Learn the options for creating an external innovation strategy for your company


The Secrets of Silicon Valley learning journey will leave you personally transformed


Develop your own vision of the future and how your company and your team will need to change in order to be successful in that future.


Learn valuable insights into how the most innovative companies are changing their approaches to corporation innovation and use their best practices to guide and transform your own company


Gain access to Silicon Valley players including entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and government officials who can help you in the future to scout and bring back valuable opportunities and insights for your company and business


Become personally renewed and motivated and leave with a clearer sense of how you can positively impact your organization and people



Mon.  Afternoon arrivals in San Francisco.  Team building dinner and personal diagnostic/focus exercise

Tues.  Berkeley and Stanford: Overview of the Fifth Era and disruptive technologies. Berkeley and Stanford centers of academic and corporate Innovation. Tesla factory visit. Best practices of Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Dinner in San Francisco.

Wed.  San Francisco: Meet the technology entrepreneurs/CEOs and visit Incubators, Accelerators and Flexible Workspaces - Galvanize/RocketSpace, Google Launchpad, WeWork. Dinner in San Francisco with innovator CEO's

Thurs.  Sand Hill Road: Meet the Investors - Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Co-Investment Funds, CrowdFunding Platforms. Overview of External Innovation strategies.  Dinner in San Francisco with investor panel.

Fri.  San Francisco: Action learning to develop personalized strategies and plans for bringing learnings back to my company. One on one coaching and mentoring. 100 day action plans.  Wrap-up after lunch.


The price per person is $10,000 per week fully inclusive from arrival in San Francisco.

The following is included

  • Trip Leadership and Tuition
  • Course materials
  • All visits
  • Program events
  • San Francisco hotel accomodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Transportation around Silicon Valley

Excluded are your personal travel expenses too and from the hotel in San Francisco.

Custom trips

Companies in which the CEO and leadership team would prefer a fully customized innovation experience tailored to their strategic priorities and areas of interest are encouraged to complete the booking/enquiry form.  

We are always interested in creating solutions that best meet your needs.