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:

12/10/2019: CSV Presents: Managing Your Finances and Philanthropy in ExpenCities
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA

01/14/2020: CSV Presents: Unicorns and Universities – The Impact of Hyberbole on Commercializing Life Science Research Innovations
Join alumni from all over the country for this year’s event, hosted during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA

02/27/2020: CSV Presents: Democracy in America – The Race to Super Tuesday
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | SF Peninsula, CA
Registration information coming soon.

03/24/2020: CSV20/20 – Tech in Focus
2:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Mountain View, CA
Don’t miss out on Cornell’s day long conference in the Bay Area.
Check out last year’s conference highlights here.
Registration information coming soon.

Past Events:

11/07/2019: CSV Presents: A Conversation with Jon Kleinberg
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Santa Clara, CA
Enjoy an evening with Cornell Professor of Computer Science, Jon Kleinberg. Best known for his research on networks and algorithms, his work continues to revolutionize the way we analyze real-world problems.

09/25/2019: CSV Presents: The Here and Now of Video Gaming
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | San Francisco, CA
Hear from Cornellians in the video game business as they share their experiences in all aspects of the industry; from engineering to founding a company.


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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