Preserving the history of Silicon Valley.


In Billionaires: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Fortune Without Venture Capital [MP3 Audio], Larry Ellison (Founder, Oracle), Scott Cook (Founder, Intuit), and Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple), tell how they stayed in control of their companies after being turned down by venture capitalists and investment bankers. Silicon Valley Historical Association president, John McLaughlin, narrates.      


Silicon Valley for Students is presented by the Silicon Valley Historical Association. Our association has been recording the history of Silicon Valley businesses, technologies, entrepreneurs and inventors for the past 23 years. We think that it’s important to pass along the attitudes of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial risk culture to generations of young people around the world. Learn more.