The first published use of Silicon Valley is credited to Don Hoefler, referring to the region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California and to the Santa Clara Valley.
The word “silicon” originally referred to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the region, but the area is now the home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies.
Silicon Valley also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States, which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and scientific development.
8 visits to Silicon Valley companies are guaranteed. The site visits final agenda will be confirmed one week before the tour.
Tesla Gigafactory Plant Visit
University of Berkeley Workshops
Astro Studios Site Visit
Autodesk Site Visit
Bestronics Inc. Site Visit
BMW Innovation Lab Site Visit
Flex Lab IX Site Visit
Kaizen Dynamic Site Visit
Sonic Manufacturing Technologies Site Visit