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.

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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.

Austin Ranks Third in the Milken Institute’s List of Best Performing U.S. Cities


The greater San Francisco area claimed the top spot on the list, followed by Provo-Orem, Utah. Rounding out the top 10 list was Reno, Nevada in fourth place, followed by the greater San Jose area, the […].

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

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.

10 Silicon Valley Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know


Major cities in the region are San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. San Jose is the biggest city. But the ambiance in the San Francisco Bay Area looked a lot more sci fi-ish than spy-ish.

Cracking The Code: Churchill Club 2008 Top 10 Tech Trends

Cracking the Code

I attended yesterday the 10th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends organized by the Churchill Club at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Thursday, May 15, 2008.

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.

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 [.]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

SXSW Pitch: The 50 Finalists for 2020

Austin Startup

SXSW Pitch features 50 incredible startups from across the United States and around the world The Forrest Four-Cast: February 1, 2020 Scheduled March 14–15 at the Downtown Austin Hilton, SXSW Pitch brings together 50 of the world’s best startups.

Top Difficulties Developers Encounter While Designing Hardware

The Startup Magazine

Source: Flickr via The San Jose Library. Hardware design is viewed as the most essential component in developing embedded IoT devices in order to allow for the ultimate success of the product.

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.

How to Make Your Business Stand Out

Mike Michalowicz

This really hit home while I was walking in San Jose and came across a Tesla storefront. Sure you’re better than the competition, but how are you different? A retail storefront for their cars. Talk about standing out. What a different marketing strategy to increase customers.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: StrongSalt

Austin Startup

What’s your favorite thing about being based in San Jose, Calif.? “Encryption sucks and we fix that.”?—?

Why Venture Capital is the Perfect Fit for Me

Version One Ventures

P.S. Follow me on Twitter , connect with me on LinkedIn , or find me on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee in Palo Alto and San Jose. News Analyst Data Science Palo Alto San Francisco Bay Area Toronto University of Toronto Version One If you told me a few months ago that the next chapter in my career would be in venture, I may not have believed you. But now, it makes perfect sense. Working on my PhD was often a lonely activity.

SXSW Startups: Fantag

Austin Startup

Sacramento has a thriving startup ecosystem with the San Francisco Bay Area just an hour and half by car or train to reach investors and partners. Fantag was started in San Jose and moved to Sacramento to take advantage of this ecosystem.

7 Easy and Effective Customer Segments to Target in Facebook Ads


The San Jose Sharks used this high-value segment to successfully to drive 33x ROI on their Facebook Ads campaign. Here’s a masterful execution of reselling: The San Jose Sharks Facebook Ad.

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.

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.