“Hack Silicon Valley” is a complete crash course for international startup founders to successfully utilize the unique ecosystem of Silicon Valley and grow in the US.

Next Program: March 6 – 17, 2017

You Will Leave With:


real-life actionable hacks to structure your business and attract investors


tested & proven tactics to run business development and close deals


actionable insights to profitably market and grow your business

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a detailed step-by-step plan on how to navigate your business in the US, from landing to expanding nationwide


Growth is Silicon Valley’s native language, so expect to grow in these two weeks as much as you would have in two years at home.

Hack Silicon Valley program is a comprehensive program that gives you the best foundation for building a global business and maximizing your chances of success in the US.
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HACKT Academy — short program for international startup founders in Silicon Valley
GVA and HACK Temple present HACKT Academy

HACK Temple and GVA Capital created this program to help international entrepreneurs take advantage of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, provide knowledge, resources, and connections to successfully launch their startup and/or bring their product to the US market.

GVA Capital is a venture fund with $100+ million in assets under management. To date, they’ve invested in 40+ companies that have market capitalization of over $3 billion.

What You’ll Get:

Days of Intensive Training
Workshops by Silicon Valley experts
New Connections in Silicon Valley
Roadmap for Your US Launch

Program Curriculum

Silicon Valley Ecosystem and Business Models for Startups
Successful marketing for Startups
Getting to Product Market Fit
Go to Market Strategies
Creating a Powerful Branding Strategy
Intellectual Property and Operations in Silicon Valley
Product Marketing and Profitable Monetization Models
Finance, Legal and Operational Challenges of Setting Up Innovative Business in the US
Trademark Development and Enforcement Strategies for International Startups
How to Leverage B2B Partnerships as a Startup
Step-by-Step Business Development in the US
Cold Email Outreach and Email Marketing
Legal Perspective: How to Establish Startup Right
Understanding Term Sheets and Developing A Funding Strategy
Startup Valuation: Identifying Your Startup’s Worth
Financing Options for Startups
Founders Issues, Startup Equity: Carving Up the Ownership Pie
How to Make Your Startup Look Hot for Investors
Pitch Perfect, Must Do’s for an Effective Investor Pitch
Essential Strategies for Negotiations and Commercial Transactions
Developing Financial Modeling and Forecasting
5D’s and a Design-Centered Approach to Rapid Product Development
Design Thinking
Writing a Business Plan
Leadership and Team Management
Legal Corporate Subjects / International Tax Issues
How to Transfer Your Existing Business From Overseas to the US
Legal Immigration Issues
Case Study: Meeting with Founders
Hands-on Tactics, Intense Mentoring, Implement What You Learn


If you’re ready to rapidly grow your startup and want to learn from the best in the world, reserve your spot right now — the group is small and the tickets are going fast.