Known for high-flying technology unicorns, world-class universities, and venture capital deals getting hashed out over cups of Blue Bottle Coffee, the San Francisco Bay Area is a haven for disruptive ideas. Our list of 50 of the key sites for “big company” innovation in the Bay Area looks at the region though the lens of larger public companies making significant investments in R&D, innovation, or corporate venture capital. We’ve also included some of the venture capital firms, accelerators, and incubators that have the most interaction with corporates.
For our Deep Dive in February, we dropped in on LinkedIn, Autodesk, and Target’s Open House store, and heard about how companies from J&J to BMW to Boeing approach the challenges of scouting.
At our sold-out San Francisco Field Study, Feb 1-2, 2017, more than 70 innovation execs joined us for tours of Visa, Verizon, Yelp, Gensler, Hax Accelerator, and Autodesk. Photos from the event inside…
Fast-growing tech startup Pinterest hired an architect and a designer to craft its new headquarters in San Francisco. But they also wanted employees to put their own stamp on the workplace with creative projects of their own. The end result is a bottom-up approach to making sure the office works for the people who work in it.