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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

So when Austin said he wanted to move to San Francisco from eponymous Austin (Texas), supporting his move was a no-brainer. Bueller?

San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity. didn''t grow up in Silicon Valley.

Meet The Founders Who Grow the Mother of All (San Francisco) Pot Plants

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Dark Heart Nursery, created in 2007, supplies the medical market with high quality mother plants for the area's dispensaries

Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies in San Francisco

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Bay Area is proving to be a choice haven for the female founders of these Inc. 5000 companies

HAXLR8R In San Francisco For Their Demo Day on June 18th

Feld Thoughts

Following is a guest post from Cyril about the program along with a link to their Demo Day event in San Francisco on June 18th. The HAXLR8R team will hit San Francisco on June 18th for their Demo Day , which will be hosted at Autodesk on Embarcadero. I love software wrapped in plastic. Kickstarter), communities (e.g.

Moving On Up: Why Valley Start-ups Are Relocating to San Francisco

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

culture shift is well under way, and San Francisco has become the new destination for Millennial entrepreneurs. Starting up?

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

Version One Ventures

It meant frequent flights or moving your company to San Francisco to raise money from Bay Area VCs. News collective ambition NYC San Francisco Bay Area startups TorontoJust a few years ago, if you wanted to do something big, you needed to go to Silicon Valley. Waterloo has another unicorn with Kik. Great senior talent.

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. Here are 3 secrets when sales recruiting in New York vs. San Francisco: 1. Build

Product manager meetup in San Francisco

Google Ventures

Google Ventures and Greylock Partners invited more than 250 product managers to the top floor of Google’s San Francisco office to meet and learn from one another. Then GV’s Ken Norton interviewed Peter Deng. Stay tuned for more portfolio meetups. Product Management meetup product management

Can you build “Silicon Valley” companies outside of the Valley?

Version One Ventures

In many cases, success comes down to the founder’s ambition and mindset. Today we’re seeing more founders start a business on their home turf, come to Silicon Valley for an accelerated program like Y Combinator , then bring the Valley mindset back home. News Los Angeles NYC San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Start Up Toronto Valle

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Advice Founder Startup Entrepreneur Tweet.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. ” In the News Founder Friday Google San Francisco startup Women 2.0

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers.

How This Founder and His Wife Spent 45 Days Together in a Tiny Rowboat--and Remained Married

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sami Inkinen and his wife broke the world record for the fastest time rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii.

7 US startup visa options for international founders

The Next Web

Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. This story continues at The Next Web.

Introducing an earlier investment: Volley, a friendly place for helping others

Version One Ventures

News connections Facebook funding LinkedIn San Francisco Silicon Valley twitter VolleyTapping into a “pay it forward” culture.

Yves Behar on the Design Revolution That Turned Silicon Valley on Its Head

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Yves Behar, Founder of Fuseproject, explains to Inc.

How to Win as a First-Time Founder, a Drew Houston Manifesto

Redeye VC

In 2007, Drew Houston flew to San Francisco determined to find a co-founder for Dropbox. No co-founder. No backers.

Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges — May 26th San Francisco Panel Event

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) is pleased to announce its first-ever panel event focused on cannabis-based businesses. Founder and CEO … Continue reading → In the NewsOriginally published on PRWeb.

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. I’m a big fan of Shaherose Charania and Baat Enosh and agreed to help support the program along with Fred and Joanne Wilson and a number of other folks that support entrepreneurship in New York. Entrepreneurship accelerators founder labs

6 suggestions for an aspiring founder

joel.is

What advice would you give to an aspiring startup founder? I’d love to hear your thoughts. advice entrepreneur founder startup

What salary does the founder of your favorite startup get? Probably not a very high one

The Next Web

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Does the stage that a startup is at affect its founders’ salaries?

Digg Founder: Trust Your Gut. Always

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There are a couple of types of founders I meet with on a daily basis now that I’m at Google Ventures. magazine). My palms would be sweaty.

Why Slack Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield Is Waging War on 'Bland and Soulless' Software

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

San Francisco Bureau Chief Jeff Bercovici why people hate the software they use at work

Pitch San Francisco '11 - Free Tickets

Southeast VC

I have 10 free tickets to Pitch San Francisco '11 on Sept 8. You can go, meet the founders of the latest startups, check out some demos and network with other entreprenuers in the startup community.Organizers say 2,000 people are attending. If you're out there or can make it out to SF, it looks like a fun event.

Applied Communilytics – 10 Speakers & Fresh Material

Watching Websites

Expo in San Francisco.  We have an all-star lineup speaking with us during the day. Thanks! link] Thoughts from Web 2.0

Stripe's 22-Year-Old Irish-Born Founder Is Just Getting Started

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Today, Collison is president and co-founder of Stripe , a San Francisco start-up that makes it easier for small businesses to accept payments online.

Seed Is The New A – #PreMoney 2015 Talk

K9 Ventures

Here is the video recording of the talk I gave at   500 Startups ‘ PreMoney Conference in San Francisco on 12 June. .

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

spent some time with some startups in San Francisco proper, as opposed to the heart of Silicon Valley (see Note 1). About Me. Cheers!

Are Executive Assistants Worth the Trouble?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick assistant to Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, San Francisco. Brandi Cheek assistant to Drew Houston of Dropbox, San Francisco.

Pipeline Fellowship Launches in Austin to Invest in Women-Led Startups

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pipeline Fellowship Founder and CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera spoke recently at a Women 2.0 conference in San Francisco. She talked about her experience as a LGBT Latina entrepreneur and afterwards a black woman approached her tearfully and thanked her for sharing her experience.

How design thinking transformed Airbnb from a failing startup to a billion dollar business

Redeye VC

Split between three young founders living in San Francisco, this meant near indefinite losses on zero growth.

Raising funding as a first-time founder

joel.is

Unfortunately for us first time founders, we don’t have the track record which we very much need in order to close funding without traction.

A First-Time Founder's Guide to Fundraising

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At a recent event, financial consultant Sirk Roh addressed the questions of several founders who are in the early stages of raising money.

Dropbox Cultivates an Austin Culture and Continues to Hire and Expand

SiliconHills

She later left Facebook to join another startup: Dropbox, based in San Francisco. Austin Dropbox

Why San Francisco is tech's utopia

EIN News

The ecosystem here, startup," TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, now a venture capitalist, said of the local scene. "If you're A full 51% of the $7.6 billion venture capitalists invested last quarter went to California-based companies, Skype, a Luxembourg-based venture that has its U.S. headquarters in Palo Alto.

78 questions for founders

The Startup Toolkit

Have you let your co-founders down? If I were to honestly report my weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings as a founder, would that make you more or less likely to work with me in the future? San Francisco or Palo Alto? FoundersWhat are you working on? How far along are you? How’s it going? Why not?

Blast Buzz Interview with Co-Founders Kerstin Karu and Mark Chen

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The founders of Blast Buzz (or Blast for short) are trying to reengineer the way everyday people and businesses link up to promote content.

Getting Founders Some Early Liquidity Can Benefit VCs

Hunter Walker

It’s for reasons like these that I support getting startup founders some liquidity during their company’s first few years, perhaps as early as Series A financing when appropriate. At Homebrew  we’ve backed many first time founders, many of whom have struck out on their own and are putting lots at risk.