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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Stats: San Jose Metro is the #1 Mid-sized Region for College Students

The American Institute for Economic Research ranked San Jose as the top metro area for prospective collect students in a recent study. They defined a mid-sized metro as having a population between 1 and 2.5 million and the criteria included work opportunities, cost of rent, culture, diversity, and access to bars and restaurants.

Not surprisingly, we excelled at metrics tied to jobs, the economy, at STEM (science, technology, and math). San Jose was also first in diversity and #4 when it comes to bars and restaurants. However, our metro struggled when it came to rent costs and entertainment.

Austin came in second place followed by Pittsburgh, Raleigh, and Salt Lake City. You can access our profile right over here.

Source: SVBJ

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Net Impact Silicon Valley / Santa Clara U MBAs with Kitchen Table Advisors present TEDx Event

TEDx Manhattan - Changing the Way We Eat
A Viewing Party, Feb 16, 12 to 4 PM

We will be hosting a fun and casual viewing party to watch a live-streaming of TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” on February 16, 2013.Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise.

The event is free of charge and includes lunch, provided by Bon Appetit catering. All are welcome. Register here.
Date: February 16, 2013
Time: 12 to 4
Santa Clara University
Lucas Hall, Room 126 (Forbes Conference Room)
Alameda & Franklin Street, Santa Clara, CA

For more information about TEDx Manhattan - Changing the Way We Eat, check out

General schedule
12:00 Arrive, mingle and enjoy a lunch at no charge
12:45 Launch webcast and get inspired!
3:00 Networking and small group discussion
Due to the timing of the event, we will only be showing one session of the TEDx talks titled EMPOWER.
Speakers include: 
Maisle Greenawalt The realities of a large company going sustainable
Lindsey Lusher Shute Young farmers
Cheryl Kollin Farm to Freezer
Ann Cooper School Food
David McInerney Good food should taste great 

Attendees will also receive a variety of TEDx Manhattan Giveaways!
King Corn DVDs
Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter
- Take Back the Tap! branded Klean Kanteens
Foraged Flavor by Tama Matsuoka Wong
Stonyfield gift bags
Chipotle tri-fold gift cards for free burritos and chips & guacamole
Fenugreen FreshPaper
NRDC tote bag, bookmark and sticker sets
The Perfect Finish by Bill Yosses
- More TBA!
Questions? Contact:
Net Impact Silicon Valley: Clara Kuo (
Net Impact Santa Clara: Lawrence Chum (

*TEDx Manhattan is sponsored by the Glynwood Institute (
Special Thanks to:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Corazon Flamenco at Santa Clara University!

Arte Flamenco de San Jose is throwing their annual flamenco show next week in Santa Clara University's Mayer Theater. Past performances have been stellar and this is definitely something worth adding to your calendar. Next week's event is also the sole source of funding for this nonprofit organization, so the proceeds are going to a great cause! Full info below:

Can't make it to Seville Spain this year for the Flamenco Bienal?  Come to Santa Clara to fill your soul with flamenco music, song and dance!

Arte Flamenco de San José, a non-profit organization since 1992, provides an opportunity for student dancers, semi-professionals, and professionals to exhibit their talents in our annual show, "Corazon Flamenco" - The Heart of Flamenco, on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 3:00pm at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University.  Call 408-280-5332 for tickets, $20 General Seating or $25 for Limited Reserved Seating.

Join us, as we bring to you a little bit of Spain, on a Sunday afternoon with a beautiful concert of Flamenco guitar, song and dance with colorful traditional costumes and choreography.  The concert features professionals and the students of Arte Flamenco de San José and stars Carola Zertuche, singers Roberto Zamora and Regina Elmore will be accompanied by guitarists David Gutierrez and El Espigote.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ritmos de Flamenco @ SCU!

Flamenco is a combination of song, dance, and guitar with gypsy roots. It's pretty awesome that we have a group that specializes in this exotic dance right in our backyard. Arte Flamenco de San Jose is a non-profit organization that has been promoting and teaching flamenco since 1992.

Their big annual show is coming up this weekend at Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University and you won't want to miss it! Professional dancers, singers, and guitarists will be on hand to provide unique entertainment you won't easily find anywhere else in the South Bay. This performance is one day only, so if you're interested now is the time to act.

Also, if you become inspired to try out flamenco for yourself they offer classes right over here.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Global Social Benefit Incubator 2011

I know quite a few entrepreneurs read this blog and I just wanted to quickly plug an event going on next month at Santa Clara University centering around social/philanthropic entrepreneurship. All of the details are below!

Register Today! GSBI 2011!
Please join Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society for a day of business plan summary presentations by the 2011 Global Social Benefit Incubator entrepreneurs from around the world.

Products and services developed by the 2011 class include: biogas-powered milk coolers for Ugandan farmers; microfranchise training and employment opportunities for slum youth in Kenya; probiotics to improve health in Mexico; solar-powered chicken and egg production in Haiti; and women-created fashion and furniture from recycled garbage in the Philippines. 


Thursday, August 18, 2011 
Mayer Theatre, Performing Arts Complex, 
Santa Clara University 
Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Morning Business Plan Summary Presentations
8:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. (Clean Energy sector presentations)

12:25 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Afternoon Business Plan Summary Presentations
1:25 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

GSBI Class of 2011

  • Federico Maria Grati : Agroils SRL – Smart Oil, Ghana,
  • Lesley Silverthorn : Angaza Design, East Africa,
  • Salinee Tavaranan : Border Green Energy Team, Thailand / Burma,
  • Henry Osadolor : Centre for Community Development - Nutrition On Your Doorstep, Nigeria
  • Hakeem Adebola Lawal : Design Peak - My Cola Light, Nigeria,
  • Ola Abraham : EastWind Laboratories, Nigeria
  • Slavka Macakova : ETP Slovakia – Centre for Sustainable Development, Slovakia,
  • Shawn Frayne : Haddock Invention LLC, Guatemala,
  • Guirlaine Celius : Haiti Community Development Inc., Haiti
  • Jeroen Verschelling : Kamworks Ltd. – MoonLight, Cambodia,
  • Maria Springer : iSmart
  • Ben Lyon : Kopo Kopo Inc., Global,
  • Julian Cuevas : Kurago Biotek, Mexico,
  • Mark Joaquin Ruiz : MicroVentures Inc. – Hapinoy, Philippines,
  • Piyush Jaju : Punam Energy Private Ltd. – ONergy, India,
  • Therese Clarence Fernandez-Ruiz : Rags2Riches, Inc., Philippines,
  • Katherine Lucey : Solar Sister, Uganda,
  • William Kisaalita : Thermogenn, Uganda
  • Sebastian Ernesto Africano : Trees, Water & People, Haiti,
  • Jessica Mayberry : Video Volunteers, India,
About the Global Social Benefit Incubator
The GSBI empowers socially-minded entrepreneurs to build economically sustainable organizations and to solve problems for people living in poverty around the world. The signature program of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, this capacity and skill-building program combines online and in-residence exercises with training and mentoring from academic leaders and Silicon Valley executives over an intensive eight-month period. Entrepreneurs graduate from the program with practical and strategic business tools to allow their companies to “scale”, meaning they increase revenue faster than expenses.  

About the Center for Science, Technology, and Society

The mission of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) is to promote the use of science and technology to benefit underserved communities worldwide, primarily by working with socially-minded entrepreneurs.  The CSTS implements its mission through its signature program, the Global Social Benefit Incubator, its partnership with The Tech Museum in The Tech Awards program, Frugal Innovation, social capital services, and its numerous educational and public engagement activities. Through these programs, the Center has worked with nearly 1,000 social enterprises affording the Center unique insights into leading business models and innovations for the developing world and emerging markets.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Arte Flamenco de San Jose Performing at SCU

San Jose's local flamenco troop is performing at SCU's Mayer Theater this Sunday. Expect some amazing guitarists, singers, and of course flamenco dancers. Click on the image below for all of the details!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Zipcar Comes to the South Bay!

Yesterday we hit a huge milestone. The largest car sharing program in the world finally comes to the south bay!  Why is this important? Well for starters, it helps reduce the need to own a car in Silicon Valley. Our public transportation system needs a tremendous amount of improvement, and car sharing allows public transit users to have quick and easy access to use a car to get to places inaccessible via transit. Zipcar users also don't have to worry about all of the pains that come along with car ownership like insurance, car maintenance, gas, etc. I know plenty of people in SF that live perfectly fine (and less expensively) without owning a car thanks to Zipcar and similar companies.

The first Zipcar location is going to be in the Bannon parking log at my alma matter, Santa Clara University. While not technically in San Jose, it's sure close enough. I'm sure students will be using the cars primarily to go party Downtown and shop at Santana Row/Valley Fair. Success is a certainty, and hopefully it will mean more Zipcar locations in South Bay. I'm going to go ahead and suggest the garage below The 88 Downtown as an awesome location for this (The 88 residents + Safeway + central downtown location + easy access).

Anyway, I think it's time to meet the first 2 Zipcars in the South Bay: