The Computer History Museum’s Exponential Center is destined to become one of the most popular
sources for Information Age education and inspiration for entrepreneurs.
Steve Smith, Senior Advisor, Arma Partners
The Museum’s Exponential Center leads dynamic educational briefings and workshops focused on entrepreneurship and
innovation in Silicon Valley. During the past year, the center has created educational experiences at the Museum for more than 500 people from more than
25 countries. Programs and education content draw from an extensive network of Valley entrepreneurs, executives, and academics, as well as the Museum’s
curators, education team, and docents. Center education program participants include groups of university students, young entrepreneurs, visiting university
fellows, mid-career executives, and government leaders. In addition, the Center’s team is developing unique educational curriculum and digital content to be
used both at the Museum as well as made accessible online.
Exponential interns and team meet with CHM CEO Steve Smith at one of their weekly meetings.
Students take a break before preparing for the next round of the 2017 International Business Model Competition.
Exponentials’ Doug Fairbairn helps students from the International Business Model Competition extract lessons from the Fairchild “Trillion Dollar Startup” display before they get ready to compete.
IESE Professor Zamora summarizes learnings from Exponential Center workshop
Team of Global Executive MBA students from IESE present learnings
Marguerite Gong Hancock, Exponential Center executive director, conducts an in-depth seminar on “Digital Innovation in Silicon Valley” for finance executives from 12 countries.
Sixty-two mid-career MBA students from 14 European countries discuss start-up strategies with local company founders.
Delegation of young Asian entrepreneurs tour CHM’s Revolution exhibition.
European executive MBA students network at the Museum.
Drawing on the Museum’s collection, Renault executives discuss business model innovation.
Museum CEO John Hollar briefs Consuls General from 20 countries about the legacy and lessons from Silicon Valley.
Selected Past Events
Exponential Center Inaugural Intern Class
Six summer interns joined the Exponential team and logged more than 1,485 hours of work on a wide array of initiatives. To learn about their time at CHM see Clara Chiu's reflections here.
I got to learn something new every day at work. This internship was a great blend of using my strengths and constant opportunities to learn.Kate Hanks
Our partnership with the Computer History Museum's Exponential Center paid so
many dividends and allowed us to accomplish our goals to educate and inspire our student entrepreneur participants. We couldn’t be happier
with the outcome.Jeff Brown, IBMC Director and Rollins Center Associate Director
Chinese EMBA Program
Forty EMBA students from Peking University joined the Exponential Center for a briefing about Silicon Valley given by
Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock, followed by a private museum exhibit tour on the DNA of Silicon Valley.
IESE Global EMBA program
Over forty Global Executive MBA participants from 20 countries attending IESE, a Financial Times top rated business school,
participated in the Exponential Center’s hands on workshop on the founding and strategic evolution of Apple and Intel.
Renault Executive Briefing
Center Executive Director, Marguerite Hancock, briefed French executives from Renault on Silicon Valley startup
culture and digital innovation.
Executive Briefing for Consuls General
The Exponential Center tapped leading Stanford professors, VCs, and serial entrepreneurs for an annual briefing on Silicon
Valley for Consuls General from 32 countries.