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Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides ANALYSIS, ACTION, LEADERSHIP

Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides

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Knight Foundation invests in Joint Venture project

Knight Foundation logo and JVSV logoAugust 10, 2020 - The Knight Foundation has entrusted funds to SVTP and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) to create a responsive program for local non-profits struggling to raise funds and deliver services amid conditions none of them could have anticipated. Fueled by Knight’s donor-advised funds at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, part of their commitment to Silicon Valley Strong, the project will enable participating non-profits to host focus groups, conduct surveys, and test potential solutions, with the help of pro bono experts in market research. SVTP and SVCN will utilize these findings to develop a responsive model of support that offers a diverse network of support to our region’s nonprofit organizations over the coming years of recovery.

To volunteer, or suggest projects, contact Ashley Raggio.

Joint Venture weighs in on 5G

IEEE podcastAugust 10, 2020 - David Witkowski, executive director of Joint Venture's Civic Technologies Initiative will moderate a panel of wireless industry veterans on the challenges in 5G deployment including public pushback, policy, and public vs. private options, and offer some possible solutions. 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, promises improved performance of mobile broadband for consumer devices such as smartphones. The podcast is the second in a series, produced by the IEEE a global organization of professional engineers.

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Twilio names Joint Venture a Community Hero

Joint Venture: Community Hero: 450 meals delivered by the Food Recovery initiativeAugust 10, 2020 - Joint Venture has been recognized as a Community Hero by Twilio, a cloud-based communications company based in San Francisco. “During these challenging times brought on by the global pandemic and the continued fight for racial justice, we want to highlight the incredible organizations doing amazing work to help people during this time of crisis,” said Twilio’s announcement.

Twilio will publicly recognize Joint Venture’s Food Recovery and Civic Technologies initiatives for their activities during the pandemic.

Talent Partnership empowers students with online learning

photo of someone typing on laptop with book next to themAugust 7, 2020 - Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Talent Partnership's (SVTP) pro bono volunteers are assisting students at the College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) with distance learning. CAA, a nonprofit that offers a collegiate experience to adults with special needs, has shifted all of its courses to Zoom since the lockdown. SVTP has matched skilled volunteers to help coach CAA students through this new method of learning. “Classes have been a true blessing for the students, their families, & the CAA staff,” said DeAnna Pursai, executive director of CAA. “The students feel so proud to be able to showcase their abilities and what they are capable of contributing through their classes.”

To volunteer, or suggest projects, contact Ashley Raggio.

PROFILE: Gary Dillabough - urban visionary

Photo courtesy of Silicon Valley Business Journal

August 10, 2020 - Mention the name Gary Dillabough in Silicon Valley circles, social or professional, and people listen. Dillabough, a former eBay vice president and venture capitalist, created the development firm Urban Community with longtime Silicon Valley builder Jeff Arrillaga in 2017. As front-man for the organization, Dillabough has gained a reputation for not just getting things done, but getting things done well.

Baltimore-born Dillabough has served on the Joint Venture board of directors since 2019.

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Comprehensive information and data about the Silicon Valley ecosystem is always available at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are presented on an interactive website that allows users to explore Silicon Valley trends. Indicators are presented by the Institute for Regional Studies. Housed within Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Institute provides data and analysis on issues facing dense metropolitan regions.

Investors Spotlight

Donors invest in Joint Venture with both general support and project-specific gifts. Support from the community enables us to provide innovative solutions to issues that confront our regional economies and quality of life. Here are just a few of our many investors:

Greenwaste/Zanker logo Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center logo city of Burlingame logo

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

In The News

August 7, 2020 - (Crosscut Podcast) - What regulation of Big Tech might look like: UW historian [and Joint Venture Distinguished Fellow] Margaret O’Mara draws on America’s history of trustbusting to explore what Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple might be facing. More

July 31, 2020 - (San Jose Spotlight) - Lopez: New initiative promises improved educational outcomes for East San Jose residents - only 18% of Latinos 25 years and older in Silicon Valley hold a bachelor’s degree compared to whites at 62%, according to the2019 Silicon Valley Index of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. More

July 31, 2020 - (The Stanford Daily) - Off site, out of mind? How embracing remote work might change Silicon Valley: A recent report by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies stated that, “[in recent years] traffic has become an increasingly troublesome issue affecting quality of life in Silicon Valley. More

July 29, 2020 - (CBS/KPIX-TV) - CEOs Of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google Face Tough Questions In House Judiciary Antitrust Antitrust Probe “All of them will get out their violins and play a really sad song,” said president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russell Hancock. More

July 28, 2020 - (Yahoo News) - How the Tech Sector Is Holding Up During the Crisis: Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, discusses what a stimulus plan being debated in Washington will mean for the tech industry, especially startups on "Bloomberg Technology." More

July 27, 2020 - (Bloomberg TV) - How the Tech Sector Is Holding Up During the Crisis:  Russell Hancock, president and chief executive officer at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, discusses what a stimulus plan being debated in Washington will mean for the tech industry More 

July 25, 2020 - (San Jose Inside) - Valley Fair Launches New Open-Air Market in San Jose: “Silicon Valley’s tech workers, for the most part, had a smooth transition to remote work and have kept their jobs,” said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of the South Bay think-tank. More 

July 24, 2020 - (Mercury News) - Opinion: We need Silicon Valley leadership, now more than ever - Regionally, we have some gems, like American Leadership Forum (full disclosure, I am ALF’s former CEO and a senior fellow), PACT and Joint Venture. More

July 22, 2020 - (Silicon Valley Business Journal) - Is funding and reforming Caltrain quickly too big a lift? Russell Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley agreed that getting so many boards to agree on a governance proposal would be “difficult to pull off.” More

July 22, 2020 - (Silicon Valley Voice) - 2020 Election: Santa Clara City Council Candidates - Bhatia serves as: deputy board member at Joint Venture Silicon Valley More