Steve Borkenhagen has been an entrepreneur and business owner in Silicon Valley since 1975. He opened Camera One Theater, the first repertory cinema in San Jose, and partners in 1975. Since then, Steve had founded and operated multiple bars and restaurants in the South Bay Area, including Eulipia Restaurant from 1977 to 2012 when they transitioned to be Cafe Stritch.

In our conversation, Steve talks about his years as a business owner, arts supporting, and his current role with Urban Confluence Silicon Valley, looking to bring an iconic landmark to San Jose. With three finalists selected from hundreds of international submissions, they are now in the next design and feasibility assessment phase.

Learn more about Urban confluence. Please join us at an informational webinar on Tuesday, December 1, from 10:00a to 11:00a. They will be reviewing the significant progress during the last three years and explaining their exciting plans for the next six months—including choosing the competition winner.


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