Embrace the Valley mindset!

ABC Silicon Valley

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Embrace the Valley mindset!

Innovation imperative: Learn innovation through emerging technologies

Advancements in technology drive the modern professional world, but how can you stand out in a world full of innovators? ABC Silicon Valley will immerse you in the unique mindset needed to recognize and shape the needs of modern consumers. Visit top tech companies, get insight into their best practices, and learn how to observe and cash-in on the hottest trends and technologies of the modern world.

Innovation imperative: Learn innovation through emerging technologies

Advancements in technology drive the modern professional world, but how can you stand out in a world full of innovators? ABC Silicon Valley will immerse you in the unique mindset needed to recognize and shape the needs of modern consumers. Visit top tech companies, get insight into their best practices, and learn how to observe and cash-in on the hottest trends and technologies of the modern world.
  • Date: 30 June – 13 July 2024

  • Location: San Jose & San Francisco, USA

  • Program language: English

  • Total Fee: 4.500 EUR (check below for discounted prices)

  • Course name: Innovation imperative: Learn innovation through emerging technologies

  • Class size: 35 participants

  • Credits: 4 ECTS

  • Length: 60 hours

By joining ABC Silicon Valley, you will learn from professors and guest speakers with first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be successful in business. You will learn about disruptive technology trends, the importance of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists (VC) and how to embrace an innovative mindset.

You will work with like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs in teams to perfect your startup idea and learn how to successfully pitch it to potential investors. Developing an elevator pitch is an invaluable experience that you can apply to any aspect of your life and career. It will teach you how to extract the most important parts of your ideas and present them in an enticing way.

Mentors and guest speakers

Learn from the world’s top companies

Education for the 21st century

Earn 4 ECTS points

Day trip to San Francisco

  1. Uncovering new opportunities
  2. Generating brilliant ideas
  3. Perfecting your brilliant ideas
  4. Proving your ideas are brilliant
  5. Pitching your brilliant ideas
  1. Exhibition tours
  2. Company visits
  3. University excursions
  4. Guest speakers
  1. Trip to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
  2. Free time for enjoying the culture and traveling
  1. Innovation Advantage
  2. Disruptive technology trends (AI, Blockchain, IoT, Automation, Digitalization, Big data)
  3. History of Silicon Valley & Latest trends
  4. Silicon Valley Successful & Unsuccessful stories
  5. Importance of Angel Investors and VC’s
  1. Knowledge about innovation, business idea pitching, and investors
  2. Insight into how the world’s top innovative companies operate
  3. Experience creating an elevator pitch
  4. A community of like-minded entrepreneurs
  5. Certificate to confirm your business knowledge and develop your career
  6. Unforgettable summer in the world’s most exciting business environment
  1. Students
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Business owners
  4. Tech developers
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How do I apply and reserve my spot at ABC Silicon Valley?

  1. Apply via Application Form
  2. Book your online meeting with the ABC Team
  3. Show your motivation to join ABC Silicon Valley and ask any questions you might have about the program
  4. Get confirmation about your attendance at ABC Silicon Valley
  5. Pay your Admission Fee (150 EUR) and reserve your spot!

If you have any additional questions, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us at abc@algebra.hr!

Total Fees

Preregistration Fee 3.450 EUR (until 31 October 2023) | Early Bird Fee 3.800 EUR (until 31 January 2024) | Full Fee 4.500 EUR (until 31 May 2024)
Total Fees include Admission Fee, Tuition Fee, and on-campus housing costs during the program.

What is included in the Total Fee?

  • Admission Fee

  • On-campus housing at San José State University

  • Welcome package

  • Lectures, seminars, and workshops

  • Course material

  • Networking events

  • Company visits

  • Certificate of completion

  • ECTS transfer

  • 24/7 assistance from ABC Team

  • Exclusive access to the ABC Alumni network and a possibility to become part of the ABC Team

  • Organized day trip to San Francisco that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Optional extras that you can book with ABC

  • On-campus food plan

  • Travel Insurance

  • Extracurricular activities

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Algebra University College offers scholarships for participating students of ABC BootCamps!
For more information please check the details below:

The full scholarship covers 100% of study costs for the two week long ABC Silicon Valley program. This scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving applicant according to their motivation and the benefits the program will provide for their professional, educational and personal growth.

Partial scholarships cover between 15% to 50% of the tuition fee and are awarded to participants based on outstanding academic achievement. (The exact percentage of the scholarship will be determined by Algebra University College based on the quality of the applications received – better candidates will receive higher scholarships.)

  • Scholarships are awarded for a complete two-week ABC Silicon Valley program
  • Full-tuition scholarships cover Tuition Fee costs and do not need to be repaid
  • Scholarships do not cover accommodation
  • Scholarships do not cover Admission Fee (150€) – Admission Fee should be paid by a participant in order to reserve a spot at ABC Silicon Valley
  • Scholarships awarded for ABC Silicon Valley 2024 apply to that year only
  • Algebra University College is under no obligation to approve scholarships in case the quality of received applications is not satisfactory
  • If you have already paid your tuition fee you are still eligible to apply for scholarships. If you are awarded a scholarship Algebra University College will issue you a refund
  1. Fill out the Scholarship application
  2. Upload your CV.
  3. Upload your motivation letter explaining why you would like to participate in the program, how you will benefit from attending, and why you would be a perfect candidate for a scholarship

Applications for scholarships close on 1 December 2023.

In case of any questions feel free to contact us via email abc@algebra.hr


The program was overall very well organized. Accommodation in the San Jose State University student dorms was also very good. The program contains several company visits in Silicon Valley and a visit to Plug and Play pitch competition besides lectures by industry experts and a pitch competition. I can totally recommend the program.


One of the best summer experiences in my life. It completely change my perspective on business and helped me to start my own start-up.

Miha Jagodic, Portugal / Slovenia

I had a great time with ABC BootCamps. The international experience helped me to gain a different perspective on entrepreneurship.

TOM MEEX, Germany

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Lead Instructor

Laszlo Gyorffy, M.S. is Founder of LBG Innovate, an international consulting and training firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. He is the former VP. of Global Services for IdeaScale, President of the Enterprise Development Group, and Manager for Deloitte US. For over 27 years, he has worked with organizations to expand the possible; helping them innovate faster, smarter, and with greater impact. Laszlo is an accomplished speaker and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Idea as well as the Global Innovation Science Handbook. He is a certified instructional designer and trainer and has delivered transformational programs like the Innovation Advantage to client organizations such as the BBC, BP, Cigna Healthcare, Discovery Communications, Homeland Security, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Panera Bread, Phillips, Swisscom, Swiss Post, Stanford University, UniCredit, Universal Music Group and many more.

Company Visits

Modern business education demands a modern approach. Experience business innovation first-hand and learn from the world’s elite. How does visiting Google sound? Perhaps Apple? Or would you rather see Adobe, Pinterest, or Stanford University? Reserve your spot now!

Elevator Pitch Competition

Competition is at the heart of innovation. Aspiring entrepreneurs compete to secure investments and growth opportunities aligned with their vision. To come out on top, you need to learn how to distill your idea and present it in an elegant, simple and effective manner. Participants of ABC Silicon Valley will be divided into teams to simulate a real business competition for investments. The group with the best elevator pitch for their idea will earn the prestigious ABC Silicon Valley Certificate of Excellence – and possibly real investor interest, who knows?!

Free Time

You can always find something to admire under the California sun, whether it is the art of San Jose’s vibrant downtown or the dreamy beaches of California’s coast. Our day trip to San Francisco is included in the tuition fee. We will visit the Golden Gate Bridge, ride the famous cable cars, and immerse ourselves in the always-bustling Pier 39. San Francisco is waiting for you…

ECTS Accreditation

ECTS points are awarded by Algebra University College – as a part of Algebra Group we are the biggest private education provider in Croatia! Algebra University College offers top-quality professional study programs, according to the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education.

Since 2014, Microsoft has listed Algebra among 3200 of the best education providers in the world. The programs are accredited by the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) framework by the European Commission and meets all the requirements of an academically recognized subject of the Bachelor’s and Master’s program.

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