California-based Silicon Valley Forum is hosting its 21st annual Visionary Awards on May 17th, celebrating the achievements and contributions of four of Silicon Valley’s brightest stars and founders. Accepting the awards this year are Vivek Wadhwa, entrepreneur, author, and Carnegie Mellon fellow, Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X, Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, and Kimberly Bryant, CEO and founder of Black Girls Code.
“Every year at our annual Visionary Awards, we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the absolute best of the best of Silicon Valley—the leaders whose work is synonymous with what makes this region so magnetic,” said Silicon Valley Forum CEO Denyse Cardozo. “We’re proud to invite the Valley to join us this year as we celebrate the achievements of this extraordinary group.”
Silicon Valley Forum doesn’t just honor outstanding entrepreneurs, it works to make more of them. For the past 35 years, the Silicon Valley Forum taught people how to build successful businesses, focusing on creativity, innovation, and technology. With global partners like IBM, Mercer, and Microsoft, the Silicon Valley Forum inspires and educates entrepreneurs, investors, and corporates globally.
This year’s honorees join past entrepreneurs and founders recognized by the Silicon Valley Forum, including Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reily Media, Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and academician, Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Network, and many others.