What Would You Do With 48 Hours in Silicon Valley?
The 48 Hours program was designed by C100 to do just that for people like Michael Gilbert, the CEO of Semios, who needed money to acquire more land through which he could demonstrate the efficacy of the technology he developed to analyze the growth performance of high-value crops.
Then there are the less tangible elements that come into play when visiting the Valley — elements more akin to Ms. Clark’s description of an infectious culture of entrepreneurialism.
“There’s a large knowledge base that exists out there, and it’s also this culture of taking risk and it being okay to fail,” says Ahmed Badruddin, CEO of WatrHub, a data and analytics company focused on providing equipment suppliers, operators, investors, and regulators with information to solve water challenges.
Mr. Badruddin says the highlight of the program for him was touring the headquarters of electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. “It’s very inspirational to go in and see how they operate and how their cars are being built.”