Access to Innovation
SVB is dedicated to the success of the innovation economy. Through Access to Innovation, we provide educational and job opportunities for emerging talent, make connections for female and minority founders and investors and encourage gender parity and diversity in leadership.
million jobs requiring postsecondary education will go unfilled in the next decade*
of tech executives are white**
of US venture dollars in 2018 went to teams with a female founder***
of US startups have no women in executive roles****
of venture funding goes to African American founders*****
Creating opportunities for people who are underrepresented in the innovation economy
Jennifer Friel GoldsteinHead of Business Development Technology & Healthcare
"Our commitment to broadening the landscape of where we look for talent is critical. We need the brightest minds, the best ideas, and the most disruptive viewpoints we can find, and it won’t come from only staying within the lanes we’re used to."
Lisa GauthierMayor East Palo Alto (enrolled in first segment of data courses)
"SVB is leading the way in providing opportunities of economic mobility for the working adult. The Data and Business Analytics course is a great opportunity for adults interested in technology to enter the tech field in an entry-level role. Thank you, Silicon Valley Bank, for leading by example."
Al GuerreroManaging Director
"Being Latino, I am committed to supporting my community and understand the importance mentoring has in opening doors for the underrepresented. I benefitted from similar support at a young age, so I know how critical it is. It’s been a hugely rewarding endeavor and one that always bring a smile to my face."
"I provided value for the company I worked for, even though I was a high school student. The opportunity boosted my sense of self-worth."