WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News WP Engine, founded in 2010 at Capital Factory, has 150 employees in Austin and it’s hiring. The plucky startup also has another 10 employees in a satellite office in California. And WP Engine has just opened a San Antonio office at Geekdom, a technology incubator and coworking […] The post WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Austin Wordpress hosting WP Engin

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


Software engineers are extremely high in demand, and over the past few years the growth in their salaries has shown exactly how much in demand they are. Here’s an infographic that shows you more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

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Favor Adds New VP of Engineering and Plans Further Expansion


Founders Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty moved here from California and launched a grocery and food delivery service. The service, which […] The post Favor Adds New VP of Engineering and Plans Further Expansion appeared first on SiliconHills. Favor, a personal delivery service, landed in Austin in the summer of 2013 and has quickly grown. It quickly gained visibility for its runners who wore bright blue T-shirts with a faux tuxedo front.

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Inc Startups

And in his final years, he may have gone out of his way to thwart the innovation of the underclass of software engineers responsible for Silicon Valley''s inventiveness. The current class action could award damages between $3 billion and $9 billion to more than 60,000 engineers. "If

Should Your Engineering Startup Join A Chamber Of Commerce?


When it comes to engineering, much of what you will be doing is design, especially if your niche within the industry is civil engineering. This is a civil engineer’s dream. Others chamber of commerce engineering startup advice

Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

The post outlines eight sources vendors use to collect data: Toolbars, panels, ISP data, search engines, self reported, scraped/indexed, hybrid, and external voc.

Can Zuckerberg Really Not Find Enough Engineers?

Inc Startups

Facebook''s CEO tells investors the tech industry desperately needs more high-quality engineers--but Facebook has no recruiting problems, thank you very much. Zuckerberg then goes on to say that despite the hiring challenges, Facebook is exceptionally good at finding senior engineers.

Qwilt Raises $24M to Reduce Data Load of Video by Up to 80%

VC Cafe

They will be increasing their engineering and sales team with their new funding and hope to hit the market in the first 6 months of 2012. Qwilt has offices in Hod Hasharon, Israel and Redwood City, California. Crescendo Networks Qwilt video accel partners B2B Cisco content crescendo networks Crescent Point hod hasharon israel juniper landline networks Load Redpoint Ventures redwood city california rob glaser Startup stealth mode traffic

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Kevin Federline Search Engine


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Mobile Marketing 2015: Rethink Customer Acquisition, Intent Targeting

Occam's Razor

Like everyone in California, I surf. ^). Blogging competitive intelligence Digital Analytics Digital Marketing Marketing Tips Search Engine Marketing Web Insights behavior targeting customer acquisition intent targeting marketing 2015 mobile applications mobile marketing

Why Accountants Don’t Run Startups

Steve Blank

This week I’m at the California Coastal Commission hearing in Ventura California wearing my other hat as a public official for the State of California. BTW, “ Fishbon &# in the title slide is the name of the artists/engineers/writers collective that hosted the talk. Filed under: California Coastal Commission , Customer Development , Customer Development Manifesto , Durant versus Sloan: Startups Verus Companies.

VIRES Engineering: Revolutionizing Power of All Kinds

Inc Startups

There''s a start-up out in California with grand plans to revolutionize the automobile industry.and the recycling industry, the renewable energy industry, and, oh yeah, the drone industry. Harshil and Jason are mechanical engineers, mathematicians, and physics people," Greene says.

How To Build a Business People Want To Refer

Duct Tape Marketing

That’s the promise of a book I read a few months ago that profoundly changed my business – The Referral Engine. The Referral Engine gave us a structure to leverage that investment in customer service and provide more value to our customers at the same time.

'Silicon Beach' Brings Tech Boom to Los Angeles

Inc Startups

In California, startups, entrepreneurs and engineers are migrating south from Silicon Valley

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California


I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

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The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Companies are great at improving their existing business model and value propositions, but fall short when it comes to inventing entirely new business models, value propositions, and growth engines. Bad Habit #11: Integrating new ideas into the execution engine too quickly.

PA Fund Makes Its First Investment in Nevados Engineering

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (August 2, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the first investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund invested an additional $75K in Nevados Engineering, a clean tech company whose solar single-axis-tracker enables ground-based installation on virtually any terrain; improving on solar project economics.

Ardent War Story 5: The Best Marketers Are Engineers

Steve Blank

Building an Advisory Board In my travels outside the building I kept my eyes out for articulate and visionary scientists and engineers who had expertise we lacked, and were willing to help in an advisory capacity. Ardent War Story 5: The Best Marketers Are Engineers [.]

California Startup Gold – bring it here to scale it

Scalable Startup

Most of my 25 year career has been in California; about half of those in Silicon Valley. The term Silicon Valley is now a misnomer – it has moved way beyond silicon and way beyond the original Santa Clara valley to spread all over California. Houses were cheaper, you couldn’t get good engineers, etc. There’s a magic and complex dynamic to the combination of things that make California so different.

The Innovation State of the Union

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

She’s also a professor at the University of Cincinnati in their Engineering department. Steve Jobs once challenged Obama to find him 30,000 engineers so he could build a plant in California. Simply in 1970 the percentage of engineering graduates from US Universities was 5%.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Companies are great at improving their existing business model and value propositions, but fall short when it comes to inventing entirely new business models, value propositions, and growth engines. Bad Habit #11: Integrating new ideas into the execution engine too quickly.

NYU Commencement Speech 2016

Steve Blank

NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. In hindsight I realize that what made these brilliant engineers put up with me was that I was giving as good as I was getting.

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Why Silicon Valley is a temporary phenomenon

Start Up Blog

It so happens that this thing started in a former orange grove in California. It’s worth remembering the combustion engine motor car didn’t arrive until 150 years after the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

Steve Blank

Dino and I kept in touch as he moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 3: Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster. We are engineering the infrastructure that lacks: accelerator, venture firm, outreach, university and training.

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If You Can’t Find An Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur, you simply use their investor search engine to find appropriate investors for your business according to location, industry interest, and other relevant criteria. The Founding Chapter is in Silicon Valley, California, (naturally).

CheapAir.com – Flying On Better Prices


He then deferred his plans for law school, and leveraged on his passion for software programming – and his experience gaming airline ticket prices – to create a proprietary air fare shopping engine, CheapAir.com , designed to help identify the best-priced travel deals.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

All the teams used the Mission Model Canvas , Customer Development and Agile Engineering to build Minimal Viable Products, but all of their journeys were unique. of Management Science and Engineering. We just finished our second Hacking for Defense class at Stanford.

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Innovate Innovation Policy

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Order the book and read the detail, it names the physicists and mathematicians and engineers from eastern Europe, the middle east, and Asia who were integral to the formation of Silicon Valley. Why a Hostile Immigration Policy is Stupid. Who remembers George Gilder?

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. He wanted to fly out to Stanford and sit in the Lean LaunchPad class about to start in the engineering school.

Co-Founder of Akamai to Speak at Happy Hour on Thursday!

Texas Startup Blog

He also worked for nearly six years in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) division at Intel in various engineering and program management roles. Preetish earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

How to Be Smarter than Your Investors – Continuous Customer Discovery

Steve Blank

All of sudden what was an additional engineering and development effort now became a small, variable cost. We’re now piloting our application with Tree Farmers in California and working with crop specialists at U.C.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Tech companies see engineers move frequently, integrate their products tightly, and often find themselves acquiring or merging with counterparts. Since 2006, the number of startups founded and funded outside of California, Massachusetts, and New York, has grown by almost 65%.

Massacre at IBM

Steve Blank

Long before there was the Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas or Customer Development there was a guy in Santa Barbara California who had already figured it out. consisted of product manager, hardware-engineering manager, software-engineering manager, applications analyst, and software designer. Leaving the parking lot, the engineering managers in the back row of the van argued. Humility had crumbled the walls between marketing and engineering.

11 Billion-Dollar Startups You've Never Heard of

Inc Startups

Palantir: Valued at $9 Billion Location: Palo Alto, California Founded: 2004 What is it: Founded by Alexander Karp, Palantir is a software company used by government agencies and financial firms like banks and hedge funds to help sort through large amounts of information.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

In a major break from the past, where the military designed all its own weapons, 10,000 scientists and engineers from academia worked in civilian-run weapons labs (most headquartered in universities) in an organization called the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD).

The 20 Public Colleges With the Smartest Students

Inc Startups

17 California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo, California "You literally learn by doing and it''s the best. 12 University of California, Davis--Davis, California "My professors are all so knowledgeable and helpful and most TAs are really great and helpful as well.

Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad class teaches students how to build a Lean Startup using business model design, customer development and agile engineering. Some of these were brand new classes while others adapted existing business, design and engineering curricula to utilize the Lean approach.

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A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

If you’re a visiting dignitary whose country has a Gross National Product equal to or greater than the State of California, your visit to Silicon Valley consists of a lunch/dinner with some combination of the founders of Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter and several brand name venture capitalists.

What the NYC startup world needs (and doesn’t need)

Chris Dixon

Big successes also reinforce the “culture of equity&# that is so strong in California – the idea that owning options in a startup is the best path to financial and career success. This is the scarcest talent of all (more so than engineering). 3) More engineers. However, this doesn’t mean we need more engineering schools (although that wouldn’t hurt). Google has something like 1500 engineers here.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. The goal is for them is to observe this class, then host and teach the next round of 50 NSF Innovation Corps scientist/engineer teams in July. Only in California!

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