Workshops & Lectures for Adult Learners

Facilitated workshops guide participants through in-depth exploration of the Silicon Valley ecosystem and the key companies that thrive in it. Experiences can be customized, including adding a tour, to ensure high impact learning for your group. Rates and dates are flexible. 

Apple and Intel: From Founding to Pivot and Beyond

Interactive workshop for participants to deepen their understanding on the founding and reinvention of iconic Silicon Valley companies Apple and Intel. Led by an Exponential Center expert, small teams will explore a portfolio of artifacts and videos from our unique collection that offer an insider view on how the ecosystem of Silicon Valley works. Through the lens of two companies, participants will gain insights on topics such as business plans and funding sources to market strategies and strategic pivots.

Silicon Valley 360: NetApp

Interactive workshop for in-depth “360 degree” exploration of a global Fortune 500 company recognized for thirteen consecutive years as a Best Company to Work For. With insights from a founder, venture investor, key customer partner and others, NetApp’s history offers a valuable perspective on the growth and evolution of a technology company within the Silicon Valley ecosystem. From a scrappy startup in pursuit of funding to a successful IPO with subsequent hyper-growth, NetApp is a case study for sustaining a company culture that drives performance and innovation–both in technology and business–within the constantly changing environment of Silicon Valley.

DNA of Silicon Valley

A keynote lecture about the evolution and drivers of Silicon Valley’s ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn about what makes Silicon Valley tick, with lessons from five waves of disruptive change, from Hewlett-Packard to Facebook to current startups in AI, bioinformatics, and autonomous vehicles.


Booking and Information

Workshops and lectures are offered by the CHM Exponential Center. For more information and to schedule a workshop, lecture, or tour, contact us.


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