Upcoming Events

Jul 29, 2019 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live | Inside the Transformation
The Intuit Story
Intuit's Scott Cook, Thomas Proulx and Eric Dunn in Conversation with Venture Capitalist Peter Wendell
Why did Fortune magazine describe Intuit as "the Tom Brady of its industry—performing at the top of its game at an age when its one-time peers have long since stopped playing"? How does a company founded in 1983 with the vision to use computers to solve the problems of everyday people survive cutthroat competition to become an industry leader today? And not just survive but thrive, with a market cap of $66 billion and named a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work?
Why did Fortune magazine describe Intuit as "the Tom Brady of its industry—performing at the top of its game at an age when its one-time peers have long since stopped playing"? How does a company founded in 1983 with the vision to use computers to solve the problems of everyday people survive cutthroat competition to become an industry leader today? And not just survive but thrive, with a market cap of $66 billion and named a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work?

Join us as cofounders Scott Cook, Thomas Proulx and early Intuit CFO and CTO Eric Dunn share the inside story of Intuit, maker of QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint and other financial software for small businesses and individuals used by 50 million people around the world. In conversation with venture capitalist and Stanford entrepreneurship expert Peter Wendell, they will explore how the company began, revolutionized an industry, reinvents itself decade after decade, and now pursues its mission to “power prosperity around the world.”

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.

About the Exponential Center @CHM
This event is produced by the Exponential Center @CHM. The Exponential Center captures the legacy—and advances the future—of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. The center explores the people, companies, and communities that are transforming the human experience through technology innovation, economic value creation, and social impact.
Aug 2, 2019 6:30 PM Speaker Series
Friday Nights @CHM
The Bit Player
Join us for a screening of The Bit Player, a film that combines interviews with leading scientists, archival film, inventive animation and compelling commentary from Shannon himself to tell the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world but never lost his childlike curiosity. After the film, there will be a Q & A with the director Mark Levinson (Particle Fever).
In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a “bit” and laid the foundation for the Information Age. His ideas ripple through such diverse fields as communication, linguistics, genetics, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cosmology. In later years, he constructed a mathematical theory of juggling, rode unicycles, wrote the first paper on computer chess and built a flaming trumpet!

Join us for a screening of The Bit Player, a film that combines interviews with leading scientists, archival film, inventive animation and compelling commentary from Shannon himself to tell the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world but never lost his childlike curiosity. After the film, there will be a Q & A with the director Mark Levinson (Particle Fever).

Watch the film trailer here.

Join us for Friday Nights @CHM before the program! Beginning at 5 p.m., enjoy food and drinks in our front patio. CHM exhibits are open from 5 to 9 p.m. and are free to event guests.