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Marguerite Gong Hancock, MA   Download vCard
Director, China 2.0 & Silicon Valley Project

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Knight Management Center
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
McClelland Building
Stanford, CA 94305-7298 USA
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government-business relations for information technology development; global innovation and entrepreneurship

An expert on innovation and entrepreneurship in high tech regions around the world, Marguerite Gong Hancock leads two international research and education programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She co-launched and directs China 2.0 and the Silicon Valley Project, which advance research, educate next generation entrepreneurs, and convene thought leaders who are driving change in the innovation economy. While at Stanford over the past two decades, she has helped build three interdisciplinary and international programs that have impacted university, industry, and policy arenas in the US, Asia, and Europe.

Hancock has spoken at academic and industry conferences as well as briefed policymakers, university leaders, and executives in more than a dozen countries. She has been interviewed on Bloomberg and cited in the New York Times, Forbes, San Jose Mercury News, and others. She has been invited to lecture for Stanford, Harvard, Tsinghua (China), National Taiwan University, JAMK (Finland), IESE (Spain), and other universities.

Committed to educating the next generation entrepreneurs, Hancock works closely with a wide range of faculty and staff to organize seminars and conferences for Stanford GSB, such as the annual Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford and the semi-annual China 2.0 conferences at Stanford GSB and the Stanford Center at Peking University. She also helps build ties between the Stanford/Silicon Valley ecosystem and other technology hubs around the world. For example, in June 2013 she was selected as advisor and one of 100 Silicon Valley innovators for a hackathon on a plane to London that culminated at the G8 Innovation Summit.

Hancock is co-editor of three books published at Stanford: The Silicon Valley Edge (2000); Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech (2006); and Greater China’s Quest for Innovation (2008).  As a leader, she was featured in Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harpers Business, 2010). 

Hancock was educated at Brigham Young University, Harvard, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A Palo Alto native, Marguerite is married to Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. They are the parents of three children.


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China scrambles for high-tech dominance
“You have lead individuals and firms that have established beachheads of success and power,” said Marguerite Gong Hancock, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who directed the study. “They are the same firms that were successful in Silicon Valley that have transplanted their expertise to China.”
December 7, 2011 in eTaiwan News

What China Startups Need To Get to Apple Level
“Adjacent innovations” is how Stanford’s Marguerite Gong Hancock described the technology inroads that China is making, which she pointed out are primarily extensions of Silicon Valley breakthroughs.
October 20, 2011 in Forbes

From Made in China to Invented in China: 'Chinov8!'
We’ll be debating trends in venture capital investment in China at our ‘Chinov8!’ event, Oct. 6, at Rosewood Sand Hill. Our expert panelists include Brad Bao of Tencent, Bill Tai of Charles River Ventures, Tim Draper of DFJ, Richard Lim of GSR Ventures plus Marguerite Gong Hancock of SPRIE.
September 22, 2011 in Forbes