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Winter CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Regis McKenna

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Winter CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Regis McKenna

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CIE Speaker Series



Regis McKenna

Regis McKenna


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming Winter CIE Speaker Series featuring legendary Silicon Valley marketing guru Regis McKenna on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. 
Event Information:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm  Program
Recital Hall
Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)

A former member of the SCU Board of Trustees and Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board of the SCU Center for Science, Technology & Society, Regis McKenna introduced many of the ideas that are now part of the mainstream in technology marketing. 

He helped launch some of the major technical innovations of the computer age including the first microprocessor (Intel Corporation), the first personal computer (Apple), the first recombinant DNA genetically-engineered product (Genentech) and the first retail computer store (The Byte Shop).  

Don't miss this opportunity for an evening with the man Newsweek called "the Silicon Valley Svengali," Businessweek called "one of high-tech's ace trendspotters" and a "marketing wizard in Silicon Valley," and one of the San Jose Mercury News' Millennium 100 as one of the 100 people who made Silicon Valley what it is today. 

More About Our Speaker:

Regis McKenna founded his own high-tech marketing firm, Regis McKenna, Inc., in Silicon Valley in 1970 after working in the marketing departments of two early semiconductor pioneering companies.  Over the past 30 years, his firm evolved from one focused on high-tech startups to a broad-based marketing strategy firm servicing international clients in many different industries and countries.  McKenna retired from consulting in 2000, and concentrates his efforts on high-tech entrepreneurial seed ventures.

He and his firm worked with a number of entrepreneurial startups during their formation years including:  America Online, Apple, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intel, Linear Technology, Lotus, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Silicon Graphics, 3COM, and many others.  

McKenna has written and lectured extensively on the social and market effects of technological change advancing innovations in marketing theories and practices.  He also pioneered many of the theories and practices of technology marketing that have become integrated into the marketing mainstream, and has written five books on technology business strategies and marketing. 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, McKenna attended Saint Vincent College and is a liberal arts graduate of Duquesne University.  For more information, please visit



In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days prior to the event.



"The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at the event"

Have questions about Winter CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Regis McKenna? Contact Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

When & Where

Santa Clara University
Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is at the global nexus of high-technology industry, venture capital, and entrepreneurial talent.  Santa Clara's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) strives to foster, promote, and strengthen this talent locally and globally by leveraging a unique combination of strengths and advantages:  our ideal location; a 450-year Jesuit educational tradition; state-of-the-art facilities; and distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

The CIE helps prepare students for entrepreneurial leadership through a variety of opportunities within diverse organizational settings. 

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About CAPE:

The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.  The CAPE accelerator provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and grow businesses that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.  During CAPE's first five years, 2010-2014:

-1,200+ Applications Received
-216 Accepted to the Program
-163 Participants Enrolled in CAPE
-141 Entrepreneurs Representing 117 Ventures Have Graduated from CAPE 

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