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The Secret History of Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Thursday, November 20, 2008

12 p.m. - Bring your lunch and enjoy a lecture with CHM friends and family. Beverages will be provided.

1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

Advanced registration for this event is now closed. On site registration will be offered the day of the event starting at 11:30am. Seating will be available, so there is no need to arrive earlier.
For any additional questions or assistance please call, (650)810-1005.

Call (650) 810-1898 for information.

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.

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