There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some founders, moving to the Valley is the only option to succeed. However, as we all know, immigrating to the US can be really tough.
You’ve built a great product. You’ve got a couple customers (okay, most of them are friends and/or free), a small but passionate team, and a product that demos well. Now you just need to turn it into a company!
The value of networking events cannot be overemphasized. A stimulating conversation can spark a new idea. A thoughtful introduction can create an opportunity. Here are 6 tips to taking better advantage of networking opportunities.
Game Insight announces that it moves its headquarters to Vilnius, Lithuania. The new headquarters will be responsible for all international operations, marketing and game development management as well as for platform communications and business development in all regions of the world.
I was sitting in the cafeteria having lunch with some new engineers and the conversation somehow found its way to bashing a legacy part of the system. One of the engineers said: “I can’t believe they put these blobs in the database, that’s so dumb.”
Lately, Lean and Agile terms have started appearing interchangeably, as in "lean agile methodology". Although these methodologies are merging and many organizations employ a hybrid of Lean and Agile development methods, they started as separate practices.
Successful startups, as they say, do not exist in a vacuum. Oftentimes, a mere idea is transformed into a multi-million dollar startup venture through the simple act of networking. It is Startup Social’s mission to create events that foster this environment of innovation. On Friday, April 12, we hosted our largest event yet, attracting over 1000 entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals.
Many of the disruptive startups in the recent past are not in social media. Instead, they're in materials, or medical devices, or cyber. Since Silicon Valley goes through different waves of innovation, what do you think will be the next wave of innovation? Will it be in medical devices? Energy? Robotics?
In preparatory excitement for our tour of Russia in September, we have been revisiting our last trip to Vilnius through video. Here, Monique Barbanson gives an insightful lecture on the importance of teams in startups.
David Weekly met up with our startup teams this week for one-on-one mentorship sessions. The teams pitched their ideas, and received plenty of valuable advice. After which, David let me in on three general things to remember when pitching business ideas.