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Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

teach entrepreneurship for ~50 student teams a year from engineering schools at Stanford , Berkeley, and Columbia. Entrepreneurial clusters like Silicon Valley (or NY, Boston, Austin, Beijing, etc.) Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. Our extended teaching team includes venture capitalists with decades of experience. What Next.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

The “official dignitary” tour of Silicon Valley is like taking the jungle cruise at Disneyland and saying you’ve been to Africa.

Why Silicon Valley is a temporary phenomenon

Start Up Blog

If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then Britain would still be the centre of manufacturing.

Silicon Valley's Female Trouble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. But if that's true, where are all the women?

[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley


Here’s an infographic that shows you more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

How Stripe built one of Silicon Valley’s best engineering teams

Redeye VC

Stripe, the payments company that makes it simple to accept payments on the web has quietly been amassing one of the strongest engineering teams in Silicon Valley. In this First Round Capital CTO Summit talk, Greg Brockman, Founding Engineer at Stripe, pries open the black box and shares how Stripe recruits.

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley


So you’re looking to start up or relocating your company to the wonderful startup haven of Silicon Valley, eh?

Exploiting Silicon Valley For Profit (and Maybe Fun)

Diego Basch

I believe that Silicon Valley is like Las Vegas, except they make you pass a number of tests before they let you gamble. They blog a lot.

Is NYC the Next Silicon Valley?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Four entrepreneurs think New York is on the way to becoming the next Silicon Valley. Are they right or is this just wishful thinking?

This Is the Future of Retail, According to One Silicon Valley Engineer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If retailers are going to survive, they're going to need a new business model, says the co-founder and CEO of b8ta. And he's testing it right now

The Leanest Start-up in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This has been a disappointing day in Silicon Valley for Kurt Varner. Kurt Varner is like a lot of young men trying to launch a business.

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Plenty of them are Silicon Valley types. You''re a software engineer by training. Is your primary market right now Silicon Valley?

Thoughts from the road: building startups and collective ambition outside Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

Just a few years ago, if you wanted to do something big, you needed to go to Silicon Valley. If we try to dissect the magic of Silicon Valley, I think there are five key factors at play: Great schools. You’ve got a great number of senior level talent in engineering, sales, marketing, etc. Great senior talent.

There Are Plenty Of Failures In Silicon Valley, Thanks

Nick O'Neill

Amazon had limousines and contracts for software engineers waiting outside the office as they walked out with their boxes. Sarah Lacy calls acquihires a payday lending scheme. have to disagree. You’re just not reading about them because the main tech blogs aren’t discussing it frequently. It’s not sexy. Of course! Maybe.

The Most Sought-After Silicon Valley Startups for Engineers


On LinkedIn's blog today is a post about the top 10 most sought-after engineering startups in Silicon Valley. Analysis

What It Takes to Hire a Silicon Valley Software Engineer (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting familiar with the most competitive corner of the market will help you land your next great hire

If You Get All Your Information On The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem From HBO, You’re Screwed

Feld Thoughts

It’s from Greg Sands post on TechCrunch titled  The Real Silicon Valley. . twice recently, including when I was on a panel at Stanford School of Engineering on Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspective. Entrepreneurship purpose silicon valley unicornThis is the best quote I’ve seen all week.

The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Indians are Silicon Valley's most successful immigrants. Why have Indians outperformed so many other groups in Silicon Valley?

[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012


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The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you think the dearth of women polarizes Silicon Valley, just read what happened when I spoke out about the lack of black tech CEOs.

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He moved to Canada before enrolling in Case Western Reserve, where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Engineering in 1988.

Will Silicon Valley Save the World? No--But Here's What Will

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Foreign Policy''s latest cover argues that Silicon Valley start-ups can''t fix global problems with apps. wanted to leave it with them.

5 Lessons from Silicon Valley's Biggest Names

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If Mark Zuckerberg hadn’t built Facebook, he probably would’ve taken an engineering job at Microsoft. Flexibility is underrated.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

His list of cultural attributes is an  integral part of Silicon Valley.  Leaders and Feeders. It may even be right. Role of Universities.

LinkedIn Names Silicon Valley's Most In-Demand Start-Ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

LinkedIn survey reveals the Valley''s top 10 start-ups, based on their interactions with developers and engineers. Looking to hire?

The Little Side Project That Won Silicon Valley's Heart (and Eyes)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The discovery engine Product Hunt is a darling of the tech community. Here's how it got off the ground

Engine. Where Startups Come Together

Feld Thoughts

That’s where Engine Advocacy comes in. A few months ago, I joined the Advisory Board of Engine to lend my support to an organization that is doing amazing work for the startup ecosystem. Engine connected 15,000 calls from individuals to their Senators that day. You can get involved by becoming an Engine member today.

Fixing Silicon Valley's Bias Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It is possible for Silicon Valley to become the meritocracy it claims to be. But once you cross these, the Valley readily accepts you.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

By the early 1970’s, even the CEOs of the largest valley companies would take phone calls and meetings with interesting and passionate entrepreneurs.

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

” Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software and WP Engine. This is a summary of Bob Dorf’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. The Pivot.

What Makes Silicon Valley's Hottest Companies Want to Hire You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new study explains exactly what Dropbox and other Y Combinator companies are looking for in their engineers

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

Both Sides of the Table

Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country.

A Field Trip for UT Tech Companies to Silicon Valley: UTinSV


Next week, the Silicon Hills will meet the Silicon Valley. group from the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering will showcase some of its best and brightest startups to Silicon Valley investors, entrepreneurs and press at an event dubbed UTinSV. Austin

Texas 13

How a Class Action Settlement Helps Silicon Valley Billionaires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Billionaire executives won''t have to testify in a trial that would have exposed their collusion over engineer hiring. Associated Press

The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity


Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. Sponsor. Discuss.

A Tale of Two Cities: Why Silicon Alley Isn't the Next Silicon Valley (Yet)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That compares to $2 billion invested in 409 deals for New York and $11 billion in 1,236 deals in Silicon Valley in 2012.

How Silicon Valley Is Transforming the Immigration Debate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

million in funding from the Mayfield Fund, and created high-paying jobs for 17 engineers and other workers. When the U.S. The U.S.

Why The Next Silicon Valley is Twitter and Skype – NOT Beijing

Kevin Dewalt

About every two weeks I get asked by someone – sometimes journalists who never been to China – about whether “Beijing is the Next Silicon Valley”. 1.

“Experiencing the spectrum of “outsider” status relative to Silicon Valley has been life changing.” Five Questions With Spotify’s Product Leader Shiva Rajaraman.

Hunter Walker

I had the good fortune of meeting Shiva on his first day at Google in September 2006. At a personal level, what has that been like? It’s a journey.