Leading Through Disruption

The state of Silicon Valley’s tech scene during COVID-19


fireside chat with sandra miller from runway san francisco

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How startups and scaleups are coping with the crisis 


On March 5, 2020 from the venture capital epicenter on the legendary Sand Hill Road, a note was sent to Sequoia Capital founders and CEOs defining COVID-19 as “the black swan of 2020.” That guidance on how to ensure business health while dealing with potential consequences from the spreading effects of the coronavirus is even more relevant today.

In our 5th fireside chat, “The state of Silicon Valley’s tech scene during COVID-19,” guest Sandra Miller, CEO at Runway Innovation Hub, and Mauro Aprile Zanetti, Cloud4Wi’s Chief Evangelist, discussed the state of the tech scene in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, weathering the absolute disruption brought overnight by COVID-19.

Watch the recording of this lively discussion to learn:

  • How COVID-19 impacted Silicon Valley's innovation ecosystem.
  • How Silicon Valley is not just a place, rather a mindset, with a unique capability to enable transformation at lightspeed.
  • Why now is actually the best time ever for startups to come to Silicon Valley.
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