The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation

*** Upcoming event ***

Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation and the
Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco present

What can the Netherlands learn from Silicon Valley?
(and what Silicon Valley can learn from the Netherlands?) 
by Eva de Valk

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm


Eva de Valk (1984) is a Dutch journalist who lived in Silicon Valley for two and a half years. She worked as a correspondent for the national newspaper NRC Handelsblad, was a researcher for the 3-part tv-documentary about Silicon Valley for Dutch public television DWDD University and is the author of ‘Silicon Valley: Where the future is made’ (2014, Amsterdam: Lebowski Books).



Eva de Valk, ‘Silicon Valley: Where the future is made’ (2014). Amsterdam: Lebowski. 

Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn: all these major technology companies, as well as many start-ups, are based in the valley between San Francisco and San Jose, better known as Silicon Valley. Why is there so much innovation going on over there? What kind of people are living there, how do they think, what do their lives look like?
These questions, and many more, are discussed in Eva de Valk’s book ‘Silicon Valley: Where the future is made’ (2014). The past, present and future of Silicon Valley are discussed through interviews with key players and visits to relevant locations within the most important tech hub in the world. The four chapters - nerds, hippies, entrepreneurs and visionaries - all give a different perspective on Silicon Valley. It’s an indispensable book for anyone interested in understanding the modern world and a source of inspiration for young technology entrepreneurs. 

Visit this website for additional information including YouTube-movies, sound fragments and infographics. 


“I cannot imagine a better trip through this area than Eva de Valk’s Silicon Valley.”
 - Alexander Klöpping, internet entrepreneur and TV host

“With authority and well selected sources Eva de Valk explains how the rural area south of San Francisco turned into fertile soil for high tech companies. (...) A must read”
- book review by Diederik van Hoogstraten, NRC Handelsblad ****

"This book inspires you to become a part of Silicon Valley and kick off the next disruptive idea.”
- Management Team Magazine

Hosted by

Consulate General of The Netherlands in San Francisco
120 Kearny Street #3100
San Francisco, CA 94104

NAF members FREE
Non-NAF members $10

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Book sale ($20,- cash or check) and signing during event.
E-version can be bought here.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the
Consulate General of the Netherlands, San Francisco



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