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And the Winners of the 2nd Annual East Bay Innovation Awards Are …

Sorry. We can’t share that information, at least not yet! The winners of the 2nd Annual Innovation Awards won’t be revealed until the envelopes are opened at the big gala event at the Fox Theater in Oakland on February 13. At the festivities, the East Bay…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/and-winners-2nd-annual-east-bay-innovation-awards-are

Why NUMMI’S Closure Could Be the Best Thing to Have Ever Happened to Fremont

The City of Fremont has been having a few good years. In fact, you could even say it’s reached its golden era with the construction of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station and the City’s brand new Downtown underway.
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/best-run-cities

As IPOs Dip, DPOs Step In

Recently, a story on the “California Report” which highlighted an innovative investment strategy aired on KQED. It’s something my capital consulting firm has championed. The following summary describes the “Direct Public Offering” (DPO) phenomenon.
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/03/ipos-dip-dpos-step

City Age San Francisco — City Building Strategies Emphasizing Public Private Partnerships

City Age has been convening thought leaders in the “Smart City” sphere for several years now in major metro areas across the world from LA to Hong Kong to Kansas City to Toronto. Their first foray in San Francisco had its own special flavor, emphasizing c…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/04-1/city-age-san-francisco-city-building-strategies-emphasizing-public-private-partnerships

Creating Pathways to Engineering Technology for Student Veterans

As the name implies, Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) careers require a certain level of mathematics as a pre-requisite. This means that over 70 percent of California Community College students are required to take two to three years of math ins…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/04-1/creating-pathways-engineering-technology-student-veterans-1

Innovation Nodes Fuel Economic Rebirth of Philadelphia

Brotherly love. Cheesesteaks. The 76ers. Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the U.S. and has no shortage of unique and enduring assets. What has been more fleeting for the birthplace of our independence, is a strong footing for its local economy. Th…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/04-1/innovation-nodes-fuel-economic-rebirth-philadelphia

Clean Energy’s Tipping Point- Most ‘Tweetable’ Thoughts from the 2016 World Energy Innovation Forum

Last week, an elite group of leading clean energy investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, policymakers, and other prominent members of this ecosystem convened in Fremont at the 2016 World Energy Innovation Forum. Held very appropriately at the Tes…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/05/clean-energys-tipping-point-most-tweetable-thoughts-2016-world-energy-innovation-forum

Born to Code? French University Reveals Its New Silicon Valley Location

Where better to completely reinvent a concept than right here in Silicon Valley? The revolutionary French coding university, Ecole 42, agrees. In late May, 42 announced a Fremont location for its first facility outside of France. The school will occ…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/06/born-code-french-university-reveals-its-new-silicon-valley-location

Q&A with Tony Huang, General Manager of Wellex Corporation

As we continue our ongoing Q&A series with executives based in Fremont, we spoke with Tony Huang, General Manager of Wellex Corporation. Follow along below and watch the short video about Wellex at the end of the questions.
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/06/q-tony-huang-general-manager-wellex-corporation

From Company Town to Town of Companies: Rochester, NY as Case Study for Mid-Sized City Transformation

The mid-sized city transformation is underway. We see it every day in Fremont: new downtown amenities, the resurgence of manufacturing, a nimbleness that nurtures innovation within city hall and throughout the business community. This same transformation …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/06/company-town-town-companies-rochester-ny-case-study-mid-sized-city-transformation