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Cleantech is Alive and Well in Fremont 2013 Western Regional Awards

Last week, Fremont was the proud host of Cleantech Open’s 2013 Western Regional Awards. The event included two days of startup pitches, judging, networking, thought leadership, and awards. It exuded the energy and determination that only a competition of …
Kelly Kline. The panel addressed pending legislation http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/cleantech-alive-and-well-fremontn-2013-western-regional-awards

The Cleantech Open: It’s Not Our First Cleantech Rodeo

When the opportunity to host The Cleantech Open Western Region Finals came up, we jumped on it. After all, the City of Fremont is no stranger to cleantech. In fact, we’d consider the cleantech sector a rather close friend. We’ve overcome the Solyndra…
Fremont Economic Development Director Kelly Kline http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/cleantech-open-its-not-our-first-cleantech-rodeo

Fremont’s Trade Delegation to India – Startups, Symbiosis, and Sustainability

Last month, the City of Fremont led its first-ever Trade Delegation to India – a country that represents our largest share of population, and even more strikingly, represents business opportunities in our two most important economic growth sectors, Life S…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/12/fremonts-trade-delegation-india-startups-symbiosis-and-sustainability

Entrepreneur in Residence: Poshmark Founder and CEO Manish Chandra on E-Retailing and the Future of Your Closet

Wondering what to do with that “only wear it once” holiday outfit? No worries, there’s an app for that! Last month, the Asia Society hosted a Corporate Briefing with Poshmark founder, CEO and Fremont resident, Manish Chandra. With offices in Menlo Par…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/entrepreneur-residence-poshmark-founder-and-ceo-manish-chandra-e-retailing-and-future-your-closet

The Role of Cities in Cultivating Silicon Valley Innovation

The post, “Big Idea 2014: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Silicon Cities” caught our attention. Bruce Katz, the author of the post and a vice president at the Brooking Institution, takes the position that while Silicon Valley has delivered stellar innova…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/role-cities-cultivating-silicon-valley-innovation

The Olympics, “Tech Transfer” and Sharpening our Competitive Edge

With the Sochi Olympics still fresh in our minds, we are deriving great inspiration from the physical feats, team efforts, and the dedicated training, coaching and partnerships that were behind every athletic success. Even in the most individual of sport…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/olympics-tech-transfer-and-sharpening-our-competitive-edge

"Reshore Your IT" a Bumper Sticker Revolution in Fremont!

We’ve talked a lot about the reshoring of manufacturing on this blog. But how about IT? Planet Magpie, a Fremont-based IT consulting firm is trying to start this conversation using a decidedly un-cloud-like tool -- the bumper sticker. With the statement…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/reshore-your-it-bumper-sticker-revolution-fremont

The Latest from the Retail Runway – Five Trends Shaping How We Shop

When the retail industry convenes, we’re there. Last week, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) held its Northern California “Idea Exchange” in Monterey. Retailers, developers, and real estate brokers came together to discuss trends, and m…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/latest-retail-runway-five-trends-shaping-how-we-shop

Our Favorite Blogs Part 1: Cleantech

Now that we are content creators in the local economic development realm, we have a growing appreciation for our “blog buddies” who are creating original content to cultivate interest, compile facts and stories, and to weave a compelling narrative around …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/our-favorite-blogs-part-1-cleantech

Wheels and Walls: The Food Truck Trend and Why We Like It

Last Friday was the seasonal debut of Street Eats, a food truck event sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few months, a rotating list of trucks selling everything from Korean barbecue to cupcakes to ceviche will descend on Capitol …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/wheels-and-walls-food-truck-trend-and-why-we-it