The Burmese American
Professionals of Silicon-Valley (BAPS) is a San Francisco Bay Area based non-profit
organization composed of scientists, engineers, professors, attorney, technicians,
accountants, business owners, various professionals and college students who
have roots in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest technology/Bio-Tech corporations as well as thousands of small startups. Some of the notable technology companies include Google, Cisco, Apple, Facebook, Intel, Twitter, Marvell, Oracle, SanDisk, eBay, AMD, HP, Nvidia, Celera, Bayer, Gilead, Amgen, etc. World renowned universities like UC, Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford University are also located in the Silicon-Valley, and they have created many ground-breaking discoveries. Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation
and development, accounting for one-third (1/3) of all of the venture capital investment in the United States.