Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley

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If you’re going to the Demo Day in Silicon Valley, these are the startups you’ll be hearing from: Peerby : Peerby enables people to rent goods in their neighborhood and just won over 100,000 euros at the Green Challenge.

Some IPO speculation

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His posts are born of tremendous research into the secret history of Silicon Valley , and if you haven’t read those essays, you should. Such an organization should be able to deploy large amounts of capital effectively, by investing in its people.

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Lessons Learned: Where did Silicon Valley come from?

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Where did Silicon Valley come from? I think the absolute best reading on this subject is a book called Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 by AnnaLee Saxenian. You might be wondering: who were those brilliant people who made the key decisions to mold Silicon Valley? Silicon Valley is nearly 100 years old.

Building a new startup hub

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Its easy to take Silicon Valley for granted. Ive written a little bit about the origins of Silicon Valley because I think its important for us to understand how we got here in order to make sure we preserve what is best about our community. If you talk to early-stage entrepreneurs who randomly landed in Silicon Valley, youll hear just how hard it is to break into the scene here. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Paul Graham on fundraising

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, August 2, 2008 Paul Graham on fundraising I have found no better primer on the current realities of starting a new technology company in a startup hub like Silicon Valley than Paul Grahams essays. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

Lessons Learned: Five Whys

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By continuously adjusting, we eventually build up a robust series of defenses that prevent problems from happening. We had made so many improvements to our tools and processes for deployment, that it was pretty hard to take the site down. 100% of those tests ran, via a continuous integration cluster, after every checkin. When a test failed, it would prevent that revision from being deployed. This would deploy the change incrementally, one machine at a time.

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Lessons Learned: What is customer development?

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I have been continually surprised at how many times I could go back to that same well for wisdom and advice. I am continuously coaching people to get out and see what is really going on. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

The Lean Startup Tokyo edition

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, June 9, 2009 The Lean Startup Tokyo edition I had a blast speaking at Startonomics Tokyo , which was organized to foster ties between the startup cultures in Japan and Silicon Valley. ericries # goap Continuing on the theme of early adopters, I thought this exchange was really interesting. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Pivot, don't jump to a new vision Why Continuous Deployment?

Launching Tech Ventures: Part IV, Readings

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Eric Ries explains lean startup principles in a series of MUST READ blog posts ; to pics include the minimum viable product concep t , when to release your first product , the us e of Toyota-style " five whys ," the value of split test experiment s , how to manage a business model transition , a c ase study of continuous deployment , macro vs. micro testing in lean startups, and the merits of continuous deployment.

Lessons Learned: Using AdWords to assess demand for your new.

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

Lessons Learned: Don't launch

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In fact, we often felt frustrated when new startups with a fraction of our success got terrific write-ups in Silicon Valley-centric venues. And, more often than not, wed watch those companies flame out and die while we continued to grow steadily every month. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

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A Different Kind of Entrepreneurship Conference

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But entrepreneurs who are leading fast-growing companies or who are working in environments beyond Silicon Valley need more. John Goulah will show you how Etsy gets engineers on board with continuous deployment, an important technical environment that many resist. This post was co-written by Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference.

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Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

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Being an Effective Ally to Women and Non-Binary People

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This practice of “just shipping” is known as continuous deployment. Etsy engineers collectively deploy code to the production site as many as 70 times per day. Now imagine for a minute that you’re an engineer at an organization doing continuous deployment. You’ve got a small change ready to deploy. But every time you try to deploy, something goes wrong. We’re Making the Wrong Case for Diversity in Silicon Valley , Pittinsky.

Speaker Lineup for the 2013 Lean Startup Conference

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Lastly, we used to track deploys to production because we were so proud of our continuous deployment practice, but past a certain threshold (we are somewhere north of 200 deploys a month) this is a vanity metric. Justin Wilcox, who joined us earlier this year for a lively webcast on applying Lean Startup ideas beyond Silicon Valley, will be returning to follow up on his surprising 2012 talk on pricing and MVPs.

Lessons Learned: Achieving a failure

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As with many Silicon Valley failures, a flawless PR launch turned into a flawed customer acquisition strategy. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, January 30, 2009 Achieving a failure We spend a lot of time planning.

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Lessons Learned: Please teach kids programming, Mr. President

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Im not offering extensive studies or research to support this conclusion; the evidence from my peers right here in the innovation capital of America, Silicon Valley, is absolutely overwhelming. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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It’s new, hot and matters: the Lean Startup Methodology

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That’s what’s called traction in Silicon Valley, and the creators of the Lean Startup approach – Eric Ries , Steve Blank , Sean Ellis , Dave McClure , and others are on to something Big.

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Lessons Learned: Principles of Lean Startups, presentation for.

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Combined with the technology trends above, it also enables rapid deployment strategies like just-in-time scalability. Youve probably addressed this in the past, but I continue to be blown away by how fast Blizzard reacts to noise in their forums and rapidly makes fixes to the product. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

Lessons Learned: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done.

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

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Master of 500 Hats Nieman Journalism Lab Noam Wasserman: Founder Frustrations OnStartups PaidContent.org Paul Graham: Essays POPSignal ReadWriteWeb Rough Type: Nicholas Carrs Blog Search Engine Watch Seeing Both Sides Silicon Alley Insider Startup Marketing Blog - By Sean Ellis Steve Blank TechCrunch The Catalyst Code TheFunded.com Venture Hacks VentureBeat VentureBlog Who Has Time For This

Lessons Learned: The ABCDEF's of conducting a technical interview

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

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Getting educated about advertising, agencies, and media buyers

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Lessons Learned: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done.

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That means they are continuously getting better and better at automating and driving out waste. Continuous improvement here frees up time and energy for the parts of the company that find new ways to make money. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

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What are the best project management/bug tracking tools for a lean startup practicing continuous deployment? In this show Bob and Pat talk with best networked Irishman in Silicon Valley, David Smith, Senor Vice President of Enterprise Ireland.

Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster (WSJ on the Lean Startup)

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Heres an excerpt: Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster - WSJ.com Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists often churn out how-to business books and fancy themselves as management gurus, but few see their methodologies adopted.

Learning from Obama: maneuver warfare on the campaign trail

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Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Startup Lessons Learned - the Conference (April 23, 2010 in SF)

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The event is being produced in partnership with Charles Hudson, who puts on many of Silicon Valleys top events, including the forthcoming Freemium Summit. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Tell your Startup Visa story

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This is especially true if you live outside the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. This is especially true if you live outside the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

The free software hiring advantage

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This is especially true in Silicon Valley. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. Please teach kids programming, Mr. President Work in small batches Continuous deployment with downloads What is a market? (a

Lessons Learned: ScienceDaily: Corporate culture is most important.

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Once an agreement is reached, the Chief Engineer continually watches to make sure that the functions are following through. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: Five Whys Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Lessons Learned: Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

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You dont need "war team meetings," and you dont need status reports I even believe in doing launches on a continuous basis (see continuous ship ). Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

Thank you

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Expo Intensive rocked, the mainstream media has started writing about the Lean Startup, and - most of all - the movement continues to grow and evolve. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Lo, my 1032 subscribers, who are you?

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Would love to grab a coffee next time Im in the Valley. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ► 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

The Lean Startup Workshop - now an O'Reilly Master Class

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Using examples drawn from his own experiences in the startup hub of Silicon Valley, Eric Ries unravels the myths and misconceptions that guide most startups, and paints a picture of a new way forward for the industry. Thank you all for your continued support, and hope to see you at an event soon. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Join the Lean Startup discussion at Web 2.0 Expo for free

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The problem is that the most authentic innovators and entrepreneurs are in the Valley. I want more than anything to come to Silicon Valley after I graduate and join the vibrant ecosystem. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica.

What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

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Much of what makes the USA, and Silicon Valley in particular, such a great place to start a company is the result of good government policy. This line in your article stood out to me: "Much of what makes the USA, and Silicon Valley in particular, such a great place to start a company is the result of good government policy." Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

The cardinal sin of community management

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When game and virtual world companies like yours learn to stop calling your paying customers "trolls," and learn that "troll" is a discredited term that geeks use to marginalize and undermine legitimate criticize of platforms like yours and your arrogant and non-democratic decision-making progress, then, maybe you will grow up and join other businesses in America outside the Silicon Valley magic circle that think coders can do no wrong and never have to listen.

Marching through quicksand

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The new “discovery&# will be a continuous series of events, starting with a niche following and, for the successful artists, gradually transitioning into mainstream success. Most publishers are still caught up in an outdated “vision vs. metrics&# argument, which is already obsolete here in Silicon Valley. Second, mass-marketing will continue to play an important role in creating awareness of products and services.

10 years of entrepreneurship

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And then, at my first Silicon Valley startup , I watched friends get laid off in successive waves as it started to fail. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Towards a new entrepreneurship ▼ 2009 (88) ► December (4) Continuous deployment for mission-critical applica. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, July 9, 2009 10 years of entrepreneurship I recently passed my ten-year anniversary of becoming an entrepreneur.