Marguerite Gong Hancock is the founding executive director of the Computer History Museum’s Exponential Center, which is dedicated to capturing the legacy—and advancing the future—of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. Previously at Stanford University for 20 years, Marguerite built and co-led the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and China 2.0, mentored students, co-directed executive education programs, and co-edited three books. Marguerite has lectured to university students, briefed senior policymakers, and presented to business leaders from more than 25 countries.
During our wide-ranging discussion, Julie shared her insights on important questions, including: How are entrepreneurs changing the lives of the next billion? How is technology being used as a force for democratization of access and opportunity? Where are hot spots around the world for entrepreneurship and what can Silicon Valley learn from them?Read More
Silicon Valley is home to pioneers of the possible. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard to Mark Zuckerberg, history, media, and pop culture frequently showcase the stories of Silicon Valley’s male founders. What about women?Read More
Gordon Moore and Intel. Steve Jobs and Apple. Bill Gates and Microsoft. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. These entrepreneurs and the iconic companies they have built rank among the most transformational stories of our time. They illustrate that one idea can create a billion devices, generate a billion dollars, or touch a billion people.Read More
How did the stars of Silicon Valley companies fare in the face of risk and reward? How do pioneering entrepreneurs develop their vision? What are the roles of hard work and luck? How do innovators navigate uncharted waters?Read More
On June 2, 2016, the Computer History Museum launched its new Exponential Center, the first museum institution devoted to capturing the legacy of Digital Age entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. 250 innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives gathered for the evening gala, titled “From 1 to 1 Billion: Celebrating the Founders and Builders of the Digital Age.”Read More