Austin-based DRAFT Debuts at Demo Fall in San Jose


Austin-based DRAFT, a mobile app-based investment tool, launched Thursday at DEMO Fall 2014 in San Jose, Calif. The app aggregates all of a user’s […] The post Austin-based DRAFT Debuts at Demo Fall in San Jose appeared first on SiliconHills. The startup helps investors make smart investment decisions and reach their savings goals through a crowd-sourced mobile app.

New Student Note Sharing Venture from San Jose State University

Campus Entrepreneurship

Cool student entrepreneur story out of San Jose State University where students and recent alum use the school’s business plan competition to raise basic funding and launch a beta product for their student note sharing service. The SJSU students company offers have a note sharing service for students and they seem to be communicating with both students and professors in building this out.

Interview: Randy Peterson – SES 2008 San Jose Q&A

Eric Friedman

I had the chance to interview Randy Peterson of P&G for his upcoming participation in Search Engine Strategies 2008: San Jose where he will be speaking on the Keynote Roundtable: “Why Does Search Get the Credit for Everything?” You are participating in a keynote roundtable this year at the SES 2008 show in San Jose about attributing sales to Search – How much credit does an SEM program deserve in an overall marketing mix?

Startup Weekend makes a pitstop in San Jose

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Last weekend in the heart of San Jose, over 100 people gathered at PayPal for Startup Weekend. What startup would you create in 54 hours if you were thrown into a room with a small group of people? For $100 or less (discounts!), you get to be part of a community that has a common goal of working / creating a startup over a course of the weekend - Friday night, all day Saturday, then all day Sunday. What more could you ask for? Here how it usually works.

College Dropout Advocate Thiel to Teach at Stanford | San Jose Mercury News

Campus Entrepreneurship

Patrick May of the San Jose Mercury News reports on Peter Thiel’s continued bizarre dance with higher education: Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley investment guru who last year offered students $100,000 each to drop out for two years to test their entrepreneurial mettle, is going back to college himself — to teach a class at Stanford University called “Computer Science 183: Startup.”

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Raising the minimum wage in Silicon Valley (beyond San Jose which has already done so) is a very important and rational thing to do for the economic health of the valley, California, and the USA economy as a whole. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One.

Starting a StartupWeekend in 9 Days of Chaos

Grasshopper Herder

For the past 7 days I've been working round the clock to organize and promote a StartupWeekend in San Jose. It start in two days. A ridiculous and ill advised timeline. Entrepreneurship Finding Co-Founders lean startup Marketing startup startupweekend

Top 20 cities for venture capital – London in at #7

The Equity Kicker

Given that San Francisco and San Jose/Silicon Valley are effectively one market the right way to think about this market is that 19% sits in the winning region, and the rest of venture capital activity is highly fragmented. The table below was published by Martin Prosperity.

ProfessorVC: Survey says VC's invest on Gut Instinct

Professor VC

Nope, the above quote isnt from Richard Dawson on Family Feud, but similar to a headline that caught my attention on the front page of the business section of the San Jose Mercury News this morning. I also teach Entrepreneurial Finance at San Jose State. ProfessorVC.

Biggest Austin Presence at DEMO in History

Austin Startup

Here''s one for you from the legandary DEMO conference in San Jose this week. Austin continues to make "Top 10" lists for everything, and break new records.

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley


For example, for the easiest access to talent, San Francisco and San Jose is your best bet. But if rental costs are your concern, San Jose and San Mateo are good possibilities.

ProfessorVC: Can you start a company on $10K?

Professor VC

We held our annual business plan competition at San Jose State this month and first prize was $10,000. I also teach Entrepreneurial Finance at San Jose State. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Saturday, May 30, 2009. Can you start a company on $10K?

Virgin America’s Nerd Bird Flight from Austin to San Francisco


Virgin America this month launched a new daily roundtrip service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to San Jose. The post Virgin America’s Nerd Bird Flight from Austin to San Francisco appeared first on SiliconHills. To keep the high tech travelers happy, Virgin America offers WiFi on every flight and has other features like power outlets and personal touch-screen entertainment platforms at every seat. The addition of the direct route shows the growing [.]

ProfessorVC: Bootstrapping 101

Professor VC

I moderated a panel discussion last night on one of my favorite topics, bootstrapping, as part of our Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship Eminent Speaker Series at San Jose State. I also teach Entrepreneurial Finance at San Jose State. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Bootstrapping 101.

Why the ROI of community doesn’t actually matter

The Next Web

I spent the summer between middle school and high school busing from San Jose’s suburban edges to downtown where I spent my days tutoring students at the local elementary school in their worn down, gang ridden neighborhoods.

There Is No Glory In This

Feld Thoughts

As I schlep through the San Jose airport at 5:30am to catch a flight to Los Angeles, I have a moment of nostalgia. Monday was a full day that ended with a flight to San Francisco. I haven’t been here in a while since I’ve dramatically cut back on my travel, but I’ve probably wandered through this airport pre-dawn 50 times. Thirty minutes ago when I got here, the airport was empty.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Earns Spot on The 2015 Inc. 5000 List

Early Growth Financial Services

SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) AUGUST 20, 2015 For the second year in a row, Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) has placed on the Inc. This year, EGFS earned a ranking of #1003 and the #13 spot in the San Jose Metro Area where the company is headquartered. Last year, in 2014, EGFS ranked #797 nationally, and #13 in the San Jose Metro Area. Originally published on PRWeb.

Top Five US Cities With Pleasant Environments To Live And Work In


San Jose, California. The sunny city of San Jose boasts the highest number of available full time jobs and houses the headquarters for some of the highest paying companies in the world, including Adobe, Cisco, and EBay just to name a few.

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Boulder came in third, behind “San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA” (what most of us think of as “Silicon Valley”) and “San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA” (what most of us think of as San Francisco.). Richard Florida continues to write amazing stuff about Startup Communities in The Atlantic Online. Two of his latest articles talk about entrepreneurial density and venture capital. High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley.

[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack


The global 2015 BattleHack , organized by leading global payments providers PayPal and Braintree , will be coming to Singapore as part of a worldwide global hackathon competition that will see developers across the globe tasked with creating applications that solve specific challenges.

Supercomputer AIs are progressing science faster than scientists

The Equity Kicker

From New Scientist a week or so back (apologies for the long quote, but it’s worth it): IN MAY last year, a supercomputer in San Jose, California, read 100,000 research papers in 2 hours.

3 Tips for Starting a Business While Still in College

The Startup Magazine

Source: Flickr via The San Jose Library. Thinking about starting a business while you’re still in school? Getting your business off the ground before you graduate has several benefits. Your college can offer useful resources that can help you learn more about business ownership.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

One day the company sent me and an engineer across the country, to a city none of us had ever heard of – San Jose, California – to install a process control system in a Ford Assembly plant. (We I just finished reading J.D.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

One day the company sent me and an engineer across the country, to a city none of us had ever heard of – San Jose, California – to install a process control system in a Ford Assembly plant. (We I just finished reading J.D.

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup


percent, higher than San Francisco. San Francisco. The City by the Bay has earned the title of being the new heart of Silicon Valley, a distinction once bestowed upon San Jose.

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Artificial Intelligence And Global Ethics


This technology is being tested now, as I experienced a few months ago while driving north on Highway 101 from Los Angeles to San Jose.

Global 191

The Discussion About The Lack of Women In Tech

Feld Thoughts

Let’s start with a high level discussion in the San Jose Mercury News article titled Startup boot camp illustrates dearth of women in tech. The meme of the lack of women in tech (or software, or entrepreneurship) appeared in several places today. Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been the chairman of the National Center for Women & Information Technology for a number of years and deeply involved in this issue.

Wrike: The All-In-One Project Management Solution


The company’s early operations were based in Mountain View before it relocated to San Jose, San California in February, 2016.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Perspiration (6/11)

Both Sides of the Table

But if your good idea pops big time then trust me there will be three PhDs from Stanford sharing a cheap apartment in San Jose working around the clock to beat you. In the future they won’t only be in San Jose but also in Shanghai, Seoul and Bangalore.

Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

VC Cafe

is based in San Jose, CA and has offices in Netanya, Israel. Wanova , the Israeli corporate cloud services provider, has announced the completion of its round B financing totaling $10 million.

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. Co-hosted by First Ascent Associates and Runway Incubator, “Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities & Challenges” will take place on May 26, 2015 at Runway Incubator in San Francisco, California. Originally published on PRWeb.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Earns #13 Spot in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Fast Private Award for 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsourced financial services firm that provides accounting, CFO, strategic finance, tax, and valuation services and support to small to mid-sized businesses nationwide, has been ranked #13 on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Award for 2014. Originally published on PRWeb.

Link Post (weekly)

Venture Chronicles

TweetDeck, Seesmic and HootSuite can help keep your digital life under control – San Jose Mercury News. Is Facebook a Worthy Social CRM? tags: blog facebook. What the Betamax Case Teaches Us About Readability | Mike Industries. tags: blog readability. Making Your Users Happy: The Business Tools We Use | Alfred App – Mac OS X Quicklaunch Application. tags: blog get satisfaction. Larry Summers and the Technology of Money – Technology Review. tags: blog.

Top Cities for Venture Capital Activity

Business Plan Blog

As we can see, Boulder came in third behind San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (AKA Silicon Valley) and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont. In terms of total dollars invested, San Francisco attracted some $7B in VC funding, compared to the $4B in Silicon Valley.

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Talented Entrepreneurs

Professor VC

With a lot of uncertainty regarding immigration policy in the days ahead, we are really excited to be launching a Global Entrepreneur in Residence program at San Jose State, where immigrant entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to build their companies on campus.

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

I spent some time with some startups in San Francisco proper, as opposed to the heart of Silicon Valley (see Note 1). Just a minor nitpicky point: San Jose is actually much larger than SF, in both population and land area. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Launches JumpStart Program for Early-Stage Startups

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsourced financial services firm that provides accounting, CFO, strategic finance, tax, and valuation services and support to small to mid-sized companies nationwide, has just announced the launch of their new JumpStart program. Originally published in PRWeb.

The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

Agile VC

Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea. Those of you who know me are probably aware that I’m a rabid soccer (football) fan.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Opens Operations in Chicago

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Chicago-based small businesses can now access a full suite of outsourced financial services from small business financial experts, Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS). In addition to its Silicon Valley headquarters, EGFS currently operates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Colorado, and Austin. Originally published in PRWeb.

Best Lady Gaga concert (& tech) experience

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Earlier this month, San Jose was graced with Ms. If you go to YouTube the night of the concert (search “lady gaga san jose concert 2010″), you can re-live the concert through someone else’s lens.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) To Present in Google Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at Autism Investment Conference

Early Growth Financial Services

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Autism Speaks is holding its second annual Autism Investment Conference (AIC2014), March 4 and 5, 2014 in San Francisco. Originally published on PRWeb. EGFS presenting in day-long “Equipping Entrepreneur” workshop at Googleplex to support startups in the autism space.

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Startup Lessons Learned

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Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

Steve Blank

I lived through the time when working in my first job in Ann Arbor Michigan we had to get out a map to find out that San Jose was not only in Puerto Rico but there was a city with that same name in California. I’ve seen the Valley grow from Sunnyvale to Santa Clara to today where it stretches from San Jose to South of Market in San Francisco. I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation. —-.