Originally Published on May 19, 2014 Gagan Biyani (CEO of Sprig, Co-Founder of Udemy) speaks about what it takes to build your startup from the ground up. He discusses the importance of staying humble, finding product/market fit, and staying lean before scaling and growing your business. Using real life example from his own personal experience […]
Originally Published on Nov 14, 2014 via This week in startups Today on TWIST: Reid Hoffman! In this riveting 90 minutes, Jason sits down at LinkedIn with its legendary founder, entrepreneur, product strategist, investor, and author. Get ready to take notes — and watch & listen at least twice — as Reid shares a treasure […]
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The power of online communities and how anonymous groups of people can be a source of good in this world. Alan Schaaf is the founder and CEO of the website Imgur.com, which allows you to upload and share images with […]
Originally Published on Oct 3, 2014 Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, JD ’92, founded PayPal and was the first major investor in Facebook, shared business tips from his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, with students and alumni at Stanford on Sept. 29, 2014. He also recalled his […]
Originally published on Oct 14, 2014 Lecture Transcript: http://tech.genius.com/Kevin-hale-lecture-7-how-to-build-products-users-love-part-i-annotated Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, explains how to build products that create a passionate user base invested in your startup’s success. See the slides and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec07/
For more information, find original here: http://startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec15/ When Sam originally sent an email for me to do this course, he said “Ben can you teach a fifty minute course on management?” And I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, I just wrote a three hundred page book on management. So that book was entirely too long.” […]
Oscar from Amsterdam learns me about the tech startup scene (as well as bike culture) in Europe. Turns out it’s not The Silicon Valley and doesn’t want to be. He founded a accelerator and incubator program called Rockstart. He also knows my friends from the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam that is opening […]
“I’m a Jamaican in New York”… C100 co-chair Scott Bonham explains the mission of the organization and why it’s so important for Canadian entrepreneurs to spend time here in the Silicon Valley — with Scott Bonham at Rosewood Sand Hill. GGV Capital is a $2.2 billion multi-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley (Menlo […]
Dax Dasilva just raised $35 million buckaroos to continue to build his Mac based retail technology tools for brick and mortar stores. LightSpeed Retail provides POS solutions for retailers to manage inventory, connect with suppliers, generate analytics and engage customers.
Interviewing Tesla Motors board member Ira Ehrenpreis at C100 about the solar power and the future of energy innovation. Sorry about the backlighting… I only had like 8 seconds to make this happen. — at Rosewood Sand Hill.
Fascinating euro-technocrat Walter De Brouwer tickles my brain about Star Trek tricorders, monitoring our bodies with fancy new devices and the future of medicine and care — with Walter De Brouwer at Rosewood Sand Hill. Interview posted on facebook