When it comes to the technology capital of the world that is Silicon Valley, the usual suspects come to mind: Apple, eBay, Google. But Hershey? It turns out that the chocolate giant's made the move into the valley, turning to techies for a glimpse into the future.
The Hershey Company, along with the home-improvement giant Lowe's and Coca-Cola, have each committed time, resources and a substantial investment to be a part of the newly launched Corporate Innovation Exchange at Singularity University. The university, co-founded by futurists Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, brings together the world's leading innovators, thought leaders and disruptors to solve some of the most challenging problems the world faces today, and big business is signing up.
Singularity University has turned to corporate America with the goal of giving companies the opportunity to innovate at a Silicon Valley outpost in order to ignite "transformational growth in large organizations by helping them apply exponential technologies" by using the school's unique global community.