首页 工作总结工作报告工作计划演讲稿自我鉴定思想汇报心得体会述职报告实习报告 公文书信 职场知识 范文大全 资源下载
  • 幼儿园教案

  • 托班教案

  • 幼儿园小班教案

  • 幼儿园中班教案

  • 幼儿园大班教案

  • 小学教案

  • 一年级教案

  • 二年级教案

  • 三年级教案

  • 四年级教案

  • 五年级教案

  • 六年级教案

  • 初中教案

  • 初一教案

  • 初二教案

  • 初三教案

  • 高中教案

  • 高一教案

  • 高二教案

  • 高三教案

  • 语文教案

  • 数学教案

  • 英语教案

  • 物理教案

  • 生物教案

  • 地理教案

  • 音乐教案

  • 化学教案

  • 美术教案

  • 教案资料

  • 教案大全

  • VOA慢速英语附字幕:硅谷一咖啡厅成初创企业交流圣地

    时间:2017-08-06来源:海达范文网

    相关热词搜索:

    People Work, Make Connections at Silicon Valley Café

    Coupa Café is a restaurant where, over the years, Apple’s Steve Jobs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin have been seen.

    The cafe is in Palo Alto, California. Palo Alto is at the heart of Silicon Valley, home to some of the world’s largest technology companies and some of the smallest startups.

    Coupa Café is where many people buy coffee and make business plans.

    The owner of the café is Jean Paul Coupal. He started the café with his mother and his sister in 2004.

    The Coupa logo was seen on a cup in the 2010 movie The Social Network, about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

    The café serves Venezuelan coffee and a few Venezuelan dishes.

    Because the café is in Silicon Valley, it has tried some of the latest inventions in technology. In 2013, Coupa Café started accepting Bitcoins, a digital payment system outside of traditional banks.

    “We want to be part of the technology,” Coupal said.

    The café is also a place for people to hold meetings.

    “I remember seeing Mark Zuckerberg sitting here and having meetings,” said Eric Sokol, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University.

    Sokol said he had many professional opportunities come about at Coupa Café. Sometimes other people would overhear a conversation he was having. Currently he is an advisor to a health care related startup and a new investment fund. Both opportunities came when he was at the café.

    Because the café lets customers stay all day, many people do work there.

    “A lot of the startups in the area come and they like to work at Coupa, coding all day,” Coupal said. “We’ve seen a lot of products that got developed at Coupa.”

    The café also attracts students from colleges nearby like Stanford University.

    Katie Kennedy is a student from a local community college. She said she knew that opportunities could come from chance encounters at the café.

    “I am currently teaching myself JavaScript here at Coupa right now. If someone happened to look over my shoulder and saw what I was doing, I would definitely not say no to any help.”

    Currently there are eight Coupa Cafés. All were hand painted by Coupal’s mother and sister.

    “The food’s good, the coffee’s good,” Sokol said. “It just has the right atmosphere, the right mix of people. It’s got an energy about it, I guess.”

    I’m Mario Ritter.

    And I’m Olivia Liu.

    Olivia Liu adapted this story for Learning English. Mario Ritter was the editor.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Words in This Story

    startupsn. a small, new business

    obstetricsn. a branch of medicine that has to do with pregnancy and childbirth

    gynecologyn. a branch of medicine that cares for women’s reproductive health

    opportunitiesn. a good chance

    fundn. a company or group that invests the money of a number of investors

    encounter – v. to meet someone without planning

    JavaScriptn. a computer programming language

    We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section.