the vault innovation academy (via)

The Vault Innovation Academy (VIA) is a leading resource for startup, investor and corporate innovation education and training, based in San Francisco. VIA offers high quality live and online events, training courses and expert resources for business growth and transformation. Our mission is to train & support innovation leaders at startups, corporations and non-profits. VIA’s courses, resources and experts help organizations and individuals evolve into innovation leaders.


Innovation @ VIA

In November 2017, we’re kicking off a brand-new series on Innovation. Based on Autodesk’s Innovation Genome developed by Bill O’Connor & team, this four-hour introduction to innovation covers the core concepts of global and Silicon Valley innovation, and takes participants through immersive exercises. Some of the topics covered in the introduction are:

  • The Core Techniques of Innovation

  • Emerging Technologies of Innovation

  • The Psychology of Innovation

  • Implementing Innovation

Each sub topic is explored in more detail in the immersion classes coming to VIA in 2018. As The Vault grows into new locations in 2017 & 2018 we’ll take VIA on tour. If you’re interested in receiving more information on Innovation @ VIA series, please fill out the interest form by clicking below.


Bring VIA to Your Organization

VIA partners with corporations, government agencies and conference organizers to bring hands-on innovation training to campuses and industry events across the world. Customized workshops and training programs are available in durations ranging from half a day to several weeks, depending on the organization’s needs and goals. Some of the innovation and business transformation topics covered by VIA instructors include:

  • Innovation Mindsets & Skillsets

  • Measuring and Maintaining Innovation

  • The Co-Creation Revolution

  • Innovation Best Practices/Next Practices

VIA innovation training programs and workshops are available worldwide, and can be customized to suit different audiences and locations. If you’re interested in bringing VIA to you, please contact: via@thevault.co

VIA in 2018

We’re currently developing new course content for VIA in 2018. Our curriculum will expand beyond innovation to cover topics related to scaling and developing startups, training investors and securing intellectual property. Come back to this section in October 2017 for more information on the 2018 curriculum.