Explore some of the unique places found in Startup Land.
If there is an epicenter for the folklore around people starting multi billion dollar companies out of their garage, Silicon Valley would surely be it. The garage where Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett founded the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP as it’s known today) has long been Silicon Valley’s number one startup garage. Now, 26 years after it […]
Located at the center of Stanford University, the Stanford Memorial Church was built by Jane Stanford as a memorial to her husband Leland. Dedicated in 1903, the church was one of the earlier non-denominational churches on the West coast of the United States and survived through two major earthquakes in 1906 and 1989.
It’s easy to lose track of time in Startup Land due to the fact that we only have two seasons: “warm” and “less warm”. However, we do have some obvious visual clues (leaves falling, colored lights, fleece, etc.) as well as a few seasonal markers. My new favorite is the opening ceremony for the Mavericks […]
The view of Startup Land as day turns to night. One of those lights is a billion dollar startup waiting to happen.
When it comes to turning a startup into a multi-billion dollar company, entrepreneurs know that success often requires great timing as well as some good, old fashioned luck. Unfortunately, luck doesn’t grow on trees or else it would be for sale on every street corner here in Startup Land. However, it turns out that getting […]
One of the great things about living in Silicon Valley is how easy it is to get out of it when you want to. The Pacific coastline is 32 miles due West and is a popular day trip for Valley dwellers looking for a bit of time with the ocean. There are dozens of beautiful […]
Just west of Stanford University is an open space preserve in the foothills called The Dish Area, more commonly referred to as “The Dish” by locals. The preserve’s name is derived from the 150 foot diameter radio telescope built there in 1966 by Stanford Research Institute (SRI) for the U.S. Air Force. Originally built to […]