Artifact Details

Title

Hail to the Historians: The Secret History of Silicon Valley, lecture by Steve Blank

Catalog Number

102695046

Type

Moving image

Date

2008-11-20

Credits

Blank, Steve

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Format

DVCAM

Description

From abstract: " While Silicon Valley is responsible for the wealth of millions of people, not many are familiar with its long and complex history. Unbeknownst to even the most seasoned inhabitant or observer, Silicon Valley, Northern California’s peninsula, was shaped by many forces.

Join renowned serial entrepreneur, Steve Blank, as he provides an overview on the secret history of Silicon Valley and how the Valley got its start. Much like the startups that have made Silicon Valley famous, the Valley began in a strikingly similar formula.

Hear the story of how two major events – WWII and the Cold War – and one Stanford professor set the stage for the creation and explosive growth of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. In true startup form, the world was forever changed when the CIA and the National Security Agency acted as venture capitalists for this first wave of entrepreneurship. Learn about the key players and the series of events that contributed to this dramatic and important piece of the emergence of this world renowned technology mecca. "

Category

Lecture

Lot Number

X5082.2009