Build entrepreneurial skills in workshops open to members of the Stanford community.
Dune. Snow Crash. Star Trek. Science fiction has long pushed innovators to think deeply about the world they want to create. For many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, a youth immersed in sci-fi literature and films helped to shape their views of how technology could change the world. In this Spark, Phil Libin, Katherine Boyle and some surprise guests will share how science fiction impacted their world views – and even the founding and scaling of their companies. Know nothing about the genre? That's great! For the sci-fi novice, they'll give an overview of the "Sci-fi Canon" and a reference guide for how to talk to tech nerds through the shared language of science fiction.
Food will be served, and space is limited. Please arrive early to reserve your seat.