WHY SILICONVALLEYWORKS FORENTREPRENEURSAlex Portilla & Henrik BennetsenInnovation Center DenmarkSiliconValley
WHERE? PUTTING SILICONVALLEY ONTHE MAP
INNOVATION CYCLES• The end of World War II – a big economic upturn• The Hewlett-Packard garage in Palo Alto 1947 - startup...
WHO? COMPANIESCHANGINGTHE WORLD• The beginning: Hewlett Packard,Varian• First wave, 1950-60s: Intel, Shockly, Fairchild Se...
TODAY’S DISRUPTIVETRENDS?• Social Mobile Local Revolution (SoMoLo)• A world where everything is linked to the Cloud• Decen...
WHAT? AN “ECOSYSTEM”LIKE NO OTHER
CAPITAL BY GEOGRAPHY
CAPITAL BY SECTOR
EXPERIENCE ANDTALENT• TechnicalTalent: NASA, LBNL, Stanford, Berkeley, PARC, SRI• Entrepreneurs turned investors• Immigrat...
STRATEGIC PARTNERS• Corporates in theValley• Investors• Customers• Channel partners• Co-developers• Research organizations...
CLEANTECH ECOSYSTEM INCALIFORNIAThe Market: It’s huge!
EXAMPLE:GREENWAVE REALITY• Smart Home Services: Energy Management, Connected Lighting, and Home Monitoring• Serial Entrepr...
EXAMPLE: ZENDESK
WHY?
CULTURESharingNetworkingAmbitionFailureIdealismExecution
QUESTIONS?@alportilla@henrikbennetsen
Scale inspire april 2013 - Why Silicon Valley
Scale inspire april 2013 - Why Silicon Valley
Scale inspire april 2013 - Why Silicon Valley
Scale inspire april 2013 - Why Silicon Valley
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Scale inspire april 2013 - Why Silicon Valley

  1. 1. WHY SILICONVALLEYWORKS FORENTREPRENEURSAlex Portilla & Henrik BennetsenInnovation Center DenmarkSiliconValley
  2. 2. WHERE? PUTTING SILICONVALLEY ONTHE MAP
  3. 3. INNOVATION CYCLES• The end of World War II – a big economic upturn• The Hewlett-Packard garage in Palo Alto 1947 - startup wave• Growth in semiconductor in the 1960s• Growth in computer hardware in the 1970-80s• Growth in software in the 1980-90s• The Networks and the Internet in the 1990-2000s• 2000s: Diversification: biotech, new media, medical devices, cleantech, social media• Today: Cleanweb, web 2.0, mobile applications, cloud, SaaS, gaming, enterprise software, big data
  4. 4. WHO? COMPANIESCHANGINGTHE WORLD• The beginning: Hewlett Packard,Varian• First wave, 1950-60s: Intel, Shockly, Fairchild Semiconductor,AMD, etc.• Second wave, 1970-80s: Apple, Cisco, Oracle, Sun,Adobe etc.• Third wave: 1990s: Netscape, Google,Yahoo, eBay, Genentech etc.• Fourth wave: 2000s: Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn,Tesla, Solar City, Silver Spring etc.• Rising Stars of today 2010s: Square, Opower,AirBnB, Nest
  5. 5. TODAY’S DISRUPTIVETRENDS?• Social Mobile Local Revolution (SoMoLo)• A world where everything is linked to the Cloud• Decentralized infrastructure virtual and real• A redefinition of ownership in the sharing economy• Sensors and connectivity in the internet of things (M2M)• The flood of data leading to new opportunities• Boring industry disrupted by user experience and design
  6. 6. WHAT? AN “ECOSYSTEM”LIKE NO OTHER
  7. 7. CAPITAL BY GEOGRAPHY
  8. 8. CAPITAL BY SECTOR
  9. 9. EXPERIENCE ANDTALENT• TechnicalTalent: NASA, LBNL, Stanford, Berkeley, PARC, SRI• Entrepreneurs turned investors• Immigration drawing on the best of the US and the world• Serial Entrepreneurs back for another round• Thousands of veteran A-level executives with track records of success• Service providers have seen it all
  10. 10. STRATEGIC PARTNERS• Corporates in theValley• Investors• Customers• Channel partners• Co-developers• Research organizations• Other startups
  11. 11. CLEANTECH ECOSYSTEM INCALIFORNIAThe Market: It’s huge!
  12. 12. EXAMPLE:GREENWAVE REALITY• Smart Home Services: Energy Management, Connected Lighting, and Home Monitoring• Serial Entrepreneurs from KissTechnology (aquired by Cisco)• Headquarter in SoCal, offices in DK and Singapore• Over $11 mil inVenture Capital raised from Craton Equity Partners and others• Partnerships with leading utilities globally• Awards and recognition• 2013 CES Best of Innovations Award Winner• 2012 Global CleanTech Award
  13. 13. EXAMPLE: ZENDESK
  14. 14. WHY?
  15. 15. CULTURESharingNetworkingAmbitionFailureIdealismExecution
  16. 16. QUESTIONS?@alportilla@henrikbennetsen
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