May 08–12, 2017

September 25–27, 2017



November 20–24, 2017

Individual programming








That's how we do it.

There is one thing we dont like about Tours: they sound like business Tourism. Zoo visits. Busses full of people are thrown at the facebooks, Apples, Googles and what not. 

You might network with 43 other buddies in the bus, but do you really take home a lot from walking through a corporate campus?

We believe not. Thats why we are doing our tours in flipped conference fashion: Meet exciting people, gamechangers, have one-on-one conversations with them. Go into your specific space and explore possibilities, related to your own personal and professional development.

To ensure this is really happening, we keep our tours small to max 10 participants.



Meet The Team

Co-Founded by Mario Herger and Niki Ernst in late 2012, the team of hosts has grown to a mix of Silicon Valley Veterans and Silicon Valley transplants from all over the world. 

We all share one mission: Change the life of 10 people, every month. How we do it? Easy: we listen to our participants and help them understand what all these impression can mean for them and how the Lifestyle and Mindset of the Silicon Valley can be translated into each individual life. 

Want to learn more? Inbox us, we love what we do and enjoy, getting you excited about your own future. 


Co-Founder, Curator, Host

I'm an impact driven person. I like good and fast answers to solve a problem, learn, listen, pivot, move on. In a nomads like life, I commute between Vienna and San Francisco and the rest of the world where I help the best speakers in the world shaping their public speaking skills. You can talk with be about everything but boredom, this is a feeling I cannot recall. I am father of three amazing young humans and live with the most adorable woman on earth. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Mentor, retired Co-Founder

Silicon Valley has been my home for 15 years, not only as place
to live but a mindset to aspire to. Whenever I return to Europe
I notice the many little things that made my home continent great, but also prevent itself from reaching the next level.

As someone who has undergone
the transformation from skeptical know-better to a more optimistic and curious Foresight Thinker,
I am happy to introduce you to different options you might take. Are you ready for this?

Might be challenging,

but usually its always big fun!

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Program Ambassador

I am a child of a priest and a politician. No, not really, but this is how I feel. And I love the amazing life of an entrepreneur. With all its beauty, its ugly, its traps and its opportunities. Give me a stage and a curious audience, and I will promise you that I will infect them all with the virus of being an entrepreneur. My home is Vienna and the people in Austria. But my spirit is the whole world. Let me be your missing link who understands so well, how hard it is to translate all the Silicon Valley Spirit into a world we are living in...

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When you come from a rather small community in Austria and you are hungry for more, the first destination is Vienna. Next you realize, that the city is still too small, when it can be the whole world. And with all the traveling to the most amazing places, you realize that you have aggregated a lot of impressions worth sharing.

And you go back to your homeplace to spread them.
And watch people’s faces
light up, again.

​Today I feel like building bridges is my thing. It does not matter where you come from,
to do the right thing.

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I'm a San Francisco Bay Area transplant who is proud to call Silicon Valley home.  Worked in a lot of jobs, at startups, mid-sized, and large companies. I did not really like most of them, but somehow they all turned out totally logical and purposeful. This is what some of us seem to go through, but many lack the experience of the positive transition. There is so much important stuff to get done. For us. For our Kids. There is no such thing as too late. Let's learn from each other. I can show you a lot about this life, but I am sure, there is so much more that 
I can learn from you.

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Co-Host, Communications

I sense that people have totally lost their "Gspür" for setting priorities. Nervously rushing around like rabbits chasing the carrot. Psyched about all the good new things without considering to be real good at what they can and be, already. I'm a Viennese Santa Monican, or a Santa Monican Viennese hence I know a lot about the sense - the "Gspür" for pacing and synchronizing excitement with depth and the important things. Bridging worlds and cultures is what makes life so exciting,
dont you agree?

Tell me about you. Where do you come from? What gets you excited?

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3201 23rd Street

94110 San Francisco

California – USA

IACy e.U.

Stockwiesenweg 14

1170 Wien


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