Application Details

25 Feb - 10 March 2022 | Silicon Valley, USA

Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the center of global innovation and entrepreneurship.

Develop a deep understanding through interactive seminars, company visits, hands-on projects, networking events and educational tours that give you access to the unique and vital ecosystem of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Learn from thought leaders in design, innovation, management, and technology during the 2-week program in the heart of Silicon Valley.

What you will learn in this Program?

  • Gain hands-on experience through customized workshops and coaching sessions on innovation with seasoned Silicon Valley experts.

  • Create new business models inside or outside of an established organization, and catalyze and apply innovation at any stage of organizational growth.

  • Meet with industry experts from world-renowned companies, such as Cisco, Intel, Google, and Facebook.

  • Visit leading tech giants, such as Facebook, AirBnB, and IDEO and experience Silicon Valley’s buzzing startup culture at incubators like Impact Hub and Plug and Play Tech Center.

  • Obtain a certificate of completion from Ejad Labs and join our alumni from around the country.

What are we looking for?

  • Graduate and executive students in business, engineering, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurs, startup founders and leaders of incubators and accelerators

  • Angel investors and venture capitalists

  • Officers from government agencies

  • Technology professionals running an IT company or having relevant work experience

  • Professionals (corporate, government official, development sector)

  • Someone with has the ability to make an impact in their domain using technology as an enabler


Program Timeline


1

Application

1 - 31 December

2021


You are a startup founder with tangible success;technology professional running an IT company or relevant work experience;student with relevant subjects of study or work experience;professional (corporate, government official, development sector) with an ability to make an impact in your domain;There is no age limit for this program.

(APPLICATIONS OPEN)


2

Selection

1 - 10 January

2022

1st stage selection


Selection based on online application and relevant work experience.Top 50 to be invited for interviews.

2nd stage selection


Interviews.Top 20 delegates will be invited to participate.

3

Islamabad Bootcamp

21 - 23 January

2022


Exclusive growth training at the 3-day Future Festival being held in Islamabad


Personalized coaching and team 'concierge' will guide participants on formulating customized program plans relevant to their domain and experience and streamlining efforts so they can achieve more with less.

4

Silicon Valley Program

25 Feb - 10 March

2022

Silicon Valley, USA

2-week exclusive program to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. This includes interactive seminars, company visits, hands-on projects, networking events, conferences and educational tours.


5

4 - 5 March

2022

Silicon Valley, USA

Participate as a delegate in this exclusive full-day conference showcasing the best of technology, startups and innovations by Pakistani entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley and the world.


6

Beyond the Program

March onwards

2022

Pakistan

We consider the partnership with our participants to span beyond the program, supporting them all the way as they make an impact in their communities to build a better society.



Tentative Program Schedule


25 February
  • Arrival and check-in @ San Francisco Airport

26 - 27 February
  • Weekend Retreat designed to build the participants acumen for the next 10 days

28 February
  • Google Campus Tour
  • Facebook Campus Tour
  • Apple Campus Tour

1 - 2 March
  • Startup Grind Global Conference

3 March
  • 1-day Stanford Workshop

4 - 5 March
  • Pakistan Tech Summit @ Computer History Museum

6 March
  • Free Day

7 - 9 March
  • San Francisco Campus Tours
  • Daily Networking Dinners
  • 1-on-1 Office Hours
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • Cultural Activities and Excursions

10 March
  • Check-out and departure

Outside Program Activities
  • 11- 20 March: South by Southwest @ Austin, Texas


Program Costs


Program Fee: $10,000 (all inclusive)

$2000 OFF subsidy available for qualified applicants.

Please specify in your application, if you'd like to be considered for the subsidy. Subsidy applications will be processed on first come, first serve basis.

Includes:


Visa Application FeesReturn Air Ticket from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad to San Francisco (SFO)14-nights accommodation at AirBnBs on twin sharing basisAirport transfers (from SFO to accommodation and vice versa)Transport from accommodation to program venues and vice versaConference and event tickets to be attended as part of the programTravel Kit (2x branded hoodies, 1x power bank, 1x notebook/pen, 1x travel adapter, 1x USB Flash Drive)Photography and videography during the programTravel Insurance for the duration of the programSome Lunches and Dinners as per program agenda

Does not Include:


Outside Food; participants are responsible for paying for their own food when participating in certain outside activitiesAny other item/activity which is not mentioned in the above sectionAny tips to guide, drivers or restaurants etc., personal expenses and medical services

Processing Fee: $500 (non-refundable)

Terms & Conditions:


1. Ejad Labs is not responsible for the visa application of the participants; Ejad Labs is only liable to facilitate the applicants with their visa application process as per the best of their ability.2. Ejad Labs is not liable to refund the processing fee in any case.3. Participant must pay 50% Program Fee within 10 days upon successful selection in the program to confirm their spot.4. Participant must pay full program fee 30 days before travel dates.5. Program fee will be refunded in full only in case a participant is unable to participate in the program due to visa rejection; Program Fee will not be refunded if the participant is unable to participate due to any other reason but participation can be deferred to next year.

25 Feb - 10 March 2022 | Silicon Valley, USA