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Launch: Silicon Valley 2008

March 8, 2008


Well, it’s here (or at least it’s on coming…) – Launch: Silicon Valley 2008. I attended last year’s event and found the event to be a raw look at the start-up world. At Launch: Silicon Valley, 30 presenting companies make a 10-minute onstage presentation, then receive candid feedback from a panel of venture capitalist and […]

Funding 2.0 – SVASE

February 15, 2008


Last Thursday, I attended an SVASE event – “Funding 2.0 – How To Build A High Growth Startup Fast And Cheap.” It’s always interesting to check out the mindset of the Valley’s newest entrepreneurs and hear what its successful members have to say. Panel members were: Mike Cassidy, Entrepreneur in Residence, Benchmark CapitalMatt Mullenweg, Founder, […]

"Your ideas are wrong, but. . ."

June 21, 2007


The second of the key concepts presented at the SVASE “Leveraging Service Providers” lunch event was: “Any idea you have is the wrong idea. But then you learn from running the idea and figuring out what works.” This concept was introduced by Christopher Keene, and I nearly laughed out loud in agreement. I thought immediately […]

"Entrepreneurship is a team sport."

June 19, 2007


Last Thursday (6/14/07), I attended the SVASE “Leveraging Service Providers” lunch event hosted at DLA Piper’s office in San Francisco. The speakers of the event were Christopher Keene, CEO of Active Grid Software and Radu Barsan of Redfern Integrated Optics. A couple of key concepts were presented throughout the course of the discussion. The first […]