Technology has never been more important in our lives.
It's time to re-connect and get future-ready!
For the past 10 years, we have developed bespoke Innovation Journeys in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles for C-Level Executives. We experienced first-hand how powerful it is to get out of the office, exchange ideas with innovators and see emerging technologies in action. During the pandemic, when traveling was put on hold, we developed MatchlabN - a community-driven educational program for professonional women who want to train Digital Fluency from the comfort of their own home .
Now we combine the advantages of both worlds!
Join us on our "2 Plus 2" immersive experience in Los Angeles and at CES in Las Vegas to discover the next generation of innovation.
Los Angeles is increasingly becoming the hotspot for the tech industry in California espcialy for media, entertainment, food, automotive, wellness and retail. The CES in Las Vegas is considered as the global stage for innovation. Our MatchlabN members will be connected to innovators and examine first-hand how exponential technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 5G, IoT, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and Robotics will shape our future for the better.
How it works?
In our 90 Min Kick-off, we will discuss the key themes and aims of our group Innovation Journey in LA & Las Vegas.
Matchlabn will scoute suggested startups and experts with whom to meet and organizes the schedule and logistics.
2 Plus 2 Innovation Journey
We will send you the final agenda. Simone Lis, founder of Matchlabn, accompanies you and facilitates all meetings.
Please note that this is an example of an agenda with the sort of companies we typically meet in Los Angeles. We usually schedule 4-5 business meetings per day:
Monday, January 3rd 2022
4:00 am - 6:00pm Kick-off Innovation Journey
Matchlabn will take you through what you can expect from the program for the day and give the opportunity to raise specific topics and questions that you would like covered by the experts we meet.
Tuesday, January 4th 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am "Immersive Data Visualization for Sales & Customer Service"
Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented (AR) & Mixed Reality (MR), help businesses visualize sales information within a single. powerful environment to, for example, immediately understand the complex impact of promotional campaigns across multiple different user groups. Additionally, using AR, maintenance workers can overlay data sets onto their environments, helping them better predict and respond to maintenance schedules, avoiding costly mistakes. Meet the founders of an Immersive data visualization startup and experience first-hand how companies can save business time, money, and resources.
11:00 am - 12:30 am "New Business Model: 100% Subscription, Secured by Blockchain Technology "
What can we learn from other industries e.g. automotive in regards to product design, technology and a new business model approach? Speak to the founder of a new electric vehicle platform to learn how they intend to disrupt the car industry.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Business Lunch - Zero Plastic
Legacy cafeterias in corporate headquarters are evolving to save money, reduce plastic and keep meals exciting. Have lunch with the CEO of a prestige company and learn how they are on a mission to turn the whole company into a "zero plastic" environment.
3:00 pm - 4:30pm "Ghost-Kitchen - Kitchens-as-a-Service"
The food delivery market is worth over $35 billion per year in the USA, and that figure keeps growing. Kitchens-as-a-service is a new twist on commercial commissary kitchens that have long served caterers and food truck operators from lower cost locations, usually away from highly-populated centers. Meet one of the delivery-only restaurant pioneers and learn how they disrupt the traditional restaurant model.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm "The Food Innovation Lab"
Visit one of the latest food innovation labs in the arts district of downtown LA. Meet the latest up-and-coming, innovation, digital and mission-based entrepreneurs who want to transform the way people think about nutrition.
6:00 pm - 6:45pm "Matchlabn Debrief Session"
Before enjoying dinner, we discuss the day's events over drinks in one of the best hidden bars beneath the streets of downtown LA.
7:00 pm -9:00 pm Dinner
With more restaurants opening every week, L.A. is topping the to-do lists of every food obsessive in America right now. Enjoy dinner in one of the latest DTLA restaurants.
Wednesday, January 7th 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am "Synthetic Biology Is Changing What We Eat"
Thanks to Synthetic Biology it is now possible to sit on "mushroom chairs", eat "meat" and produce leather without killing animals. We can also solve the challenge of traditional chemistry in new ways with new ingredients. Meet one of the latest startups in this space and learn how Synthetic Biology returns to nature...and beyond.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm "Robotic Kitchen Assistant"
Robots have reached commercial kitchens. Meet one of the leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company and learn more how robots will begin working alongside kitchen staff .
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Investor Lunch - "The Future Of Food Is Plantbased"
Have lunch with one of the world's food impact investment companies who are actively shaping the #foodrevolution.
2:00 pm - 4:00pm "Store Visits: Merging Wellness, Sustainability and Food" "
As the world pushes for consumption patterns that enable healthy living and better sustainability, the retail landscape is offering a synergistic response: Meet the latest forward-thinking retailers who are merging wellness and sustainability concepts into their stores to create an experience for the new environmentally conscious and socially engaged customer.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm "Matchlabn Debrief Session"
Before heading to CES, we will discuss the day's events where we can identify important goals to hit, challenge to be addressed, or opportunities to be pursued.
5:00 pm Departure to CES, Las Vegas
Evening Flight LAX to Las Vegas
Pricing "2 Plus 2" Innovation Journey
Per day of programing (including maximal 10 attendees)
Example of an Itinerary for "2 Plus 2" Innovation Journey
Please note that this is an example of an agenda with the sort of companies we typically meet. We usually schedule 5 business meetings per day.
9:00 am - 10:00 am "Experimenting with Mixed Reality"
Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality - the new immersive technologies provide a huge opportunity for brands to connect with their customers, educate their employees or get better company insights in a way that’s never been possible before. Learn from an expert in this field what kind of experiences have been successful to date, and how this medium will develop over the coming years.
10:30 am - 11:30 am "The Silicon Valley of Influencers"
Influencer Marketing has drastically changed over the past years. It used to be that the companies with the most money would pay for the biggest stars. Now, the definition of a "star" has changed and new types of influencers have emerged with a dedicated followings on a variety of digital platforms. Learn more about how brands can reach efficiently consumers even with limited budgets in a way they previously couldn't.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Business Lunch
Discover with us how LA became one of the best food cities in the world.
1:30 pm - 2:30pm "How to attract GenZ"
Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Netflix or Quip videos - the generation of GenZ's & millennial are digital natives who move seamlessly from screen to screen constantly. Meet digital native experts and thought leaders to learn how to attract these group of multitaskers and how to engage with them in an authentic way.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm "Social Media Live Streaming"
Live video streaming via social will create new content opportunities for brands. Audiences demand a human connection with the brands they follow, and live video provides a great opportunity to establish close customer relationships. Meet startups in this field who will show you how they use live video to make their audience feel intimately involved, even when the video is being broadcast to thousands of people.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm "Experiential Shopping"
Forward-thinking digital-first startups are creating new physical, immersive and memorable environments to allow shoppers to experience their products. Some are incorporating pop-up shops, showrooms, workshops or other services to encourage experimentation and socializing: others are leveraging technologies like interactive display or Virtual reality to stimulate product discovery. In this session we will discover how brands or stores develop engaging physical environments to increase sales and create memorable customer experiences.
6:00 pm - 6:45pm "Matchlabn Debrief Session"
Before enjoying dinner, we discuss the day's events over drinks.