This series of articles focuses on the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management Executive MBA class trip to the Silicon Valley. The trip is part of the EMBA curriculum on "Innovation and Entrepreneurship," which includes a consulting project and holding meetings with Valley firms on behalf of client organizations, as well as special events and discussions at key Valley innovation centres, such as the San Jose BioCenter, US Market Access Centre, IBM Almaden Research Center, Cisco, Google, Oracle and Stanford University.

Anthony P. Sheehan, Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo, Martin Lacelle, Rodrigo Delgado and Thanh Nguyen are EMBA participants and they will be writing daily updates to share their experiences and lessons learned in the Silicon Valley.

Day one: Silicon Valley – The Entrepreneurial Perfect Storm
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, By Anthony P. Sheehan

Day two: Innovation in the Valley: Visiting Microsoft and IBM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, By Ejibola Adetokunbo-Taiwo

Day three: Carpooling to Sucess in Silicon Valley
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day four: Entrepreneurship Hollywood
Thursday, May 10, 2012, By Rodrigo Delgado and Thanh Nguyen