Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV)

We build the Cornell business community in the Bay Area and connect Cornellians with industry innovators and technology luminaries.

With a focus on information-age businesses, Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) provides educational and networking opportunities in the Bay Area to enrich your alumni experience. Our programs extend throughout the region—most of them in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and South Bay.

Through our programs, you can learn from industry leaders as you network with other alumni as well as Cornell faculty, staff, and students. You can also connect to resources in the areas of venture capital, financing, legal services, recruitment, publicity, and more.

Upcoming Events:

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19 (a/k/a novel coronavirus) Cornell University has decided to cancel the CSV20/20 conference scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th in Mountain View, CA. 

We look forward to continuing our regularly scheduled programming.

Past Events:

02/27/2020: CSV Presents: Democracy in America – The Race to Super Tuesday
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Palo Alto, CA

01/14/2020: CSV Presents: Unicorns and Universities – The Impact of Hyberbole on Commercializing Life Science Research Innovations
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA

12/10/2019: CSV Presents: Managing Your Finances and Philanthropy in ExpenCities
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA
Check out this great article about the event!

11/07/2019: CSV Presents: A Conversation with Jon Kleinberg
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Santa Clara, CA

09/25/2019: CSV Presents: The Here and Now of Video Gaming
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA


Nancy Abrams Dreier ’86

Director, West Coast Engagement and Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV)


Kate Van Dalsem

Kate Van Dalsem

Associate Director, West Coast Engagement and Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV)


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