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Room: 260, Bldg: Dreese, 2015 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210, Virtual:

September 2022

Characteristics of Successful Tech Hubs and Start-ups: Lessons from the Origin and Growth of Silicon Valley

Abstract: Silicon Valley is commonly acknowledged as the tech capital of the world. How did Silicon Valley come into being, and what can we learn for our Columbus hub? The story goes back to local Hams trying to break RCA's tube patents, Stanford "angel" investors, the sinking of the Titanic, WW II and radar, and the SF Bay Area infrastructure that developed – these factors pretty much determined that the semiconductor and IC industries would be located in the Santa…

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