Austin-based DRAFT Debuts at Demo Fall in San Jose

SiliconHills

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. From her I’ve learned that San Jose, in the center of the region, raised it’s minimum wage from 8 to 10 dollars just over a year ago, and there are reports of: 9,000 new businesses in San Jose.

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

SiliconHills

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 […]. Austin ranked third on Milken Institute’s list of 2020 Best Performing Cities. It ranked third last year as well. The post Austin Ranks Third in the Milken Institute’s List of Best Performing U.S. Cities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

SiliconHills

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 [.]. Austin ranked third on Milken Institute’s list of 2020 Best Performing Cities. It ranked third last year as well. Austin

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. A record-breaking six Austin companies launched at DEMO this week, and three of the six are being incubated at Capital Factory with one being an ATI graduate. Events curb DEMO draft obsidian student loan benefits suvola unomi

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. of the total market and just under 10% of Silicon Valley/San Fran combination. The table below was published by Martin Prosperity.

10 Silicon Valley Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

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.

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. The last blogger in Silicon Valley. Thursday, September 24, 2009. Survey says VCs invest on Gut Instinct.

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

SiliconHills

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.

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? Nope, not another post on boostrapping, although certainly a big part of this question. While difficult to do a lot with, there are a number of non-pecuniary benefits in addition to the cash.

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. Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s. I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community.

Battling Big Business Bullies On The IP Playground: Minimizing The Risk Of Intellectual Property Litigation

YoungUpstarts

Christopher Rosario is an associate attorney with trial law firm McManis Faulkner in San Jose, CA. by Christopher Rosario, associate attorney with McManis Faulkner. Business is inherently risky. It is even riskier if you are the new kid on the block. Big businesses have the means to bully fresh-faced startups into the red—permanently. While some of this bullying may be unlawful, the courts are a common tool used by large corporations to protect their turf.

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

YoungUpstarts

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. In addition to sunny weather, homeowners in San Jose can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains on three sides of the coast as well as 15,950 acres of parkland amidst swaying palm trees.

[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack

YoungUpstarts

The 2015 BattleHack series will culminate in the World Finals in San Jose, California in November, and the Singapore winner will be flown to the finals at PayPal’s headquarters in Silicon Valley to battle it out with teams from 14 cities around the world for the US$100,000 grand prize and a “battle axe” trophy.

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.

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.

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 We were so clueless about where San Jose was that at first the company admin got me tickets to San Jose Puerto Rico.). After we checked into our motel, I bought the Sunday edition of the local newspaper – the San Jose Mercury News.

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 We were so clueless about where San Jose was that at first the company admin got me tickets to San Jose Puerto Rico.). After we checked into our motel, I bought the Sunday edition of the local newspaper – the San Jose Mercury News.

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup

YoungUpstarts

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. Tech entrepreneurs will find lots of talent, support and funding opportunities in San Francisco; however, it is worth mentioning that the cost of living in this city has skyrocketed over the last few years.

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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. It found completely new biology hidden in the data. Called KnIT, the computer is one of a handful of systems pushing back the frontiers of knowledge without human help. KnIT didn’t read the papers like a scientist – that would have taken a lifetime.

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.

Artificial Intelligence And Global Ethics

YoungUpstarts

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. by Shane Cragun, founding partner at SweetmanCragun Group and coauthor of “ Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption “ Two years ago, Boston Dynamics released a video showing a 6’ tall, 320 lb. humanoid robot named Atlas running freely through the woods.

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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.

Fundraising Now? Remember Morality Impacts Valuation

ReadWriteStart

Harmonate, based in San Jose has developed private fund data operations tailored to the complexities of tracking social impact investing. Startup founders are trying to figure out how to fundraise through a pandemic and economic crash. New talk of capital efficiency is gratifying, but there was another lesson from pre-COVID-19 valuation struggles. Morality matters. Venture capitalists and early-stage investors have told all of us, founders are critical to a startup’s valuation.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: StrongSalt

Austin Startup

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

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.

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. The hardware design and development process are faced with many challenges while ensuring that the embedded product meets the necessary functionality, is dependable and secure, and consumes less power. .

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. The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of Greylock Partners and Carmel Ventures , as well as US fund Opus Capital. To date, Wanova has raised a total of $23 million since its inception in 2008.

Wrike: The All-In-One Project Management Solution

YoungUpstarts

The company’s early operations were based in Mountain View before it relocated to San Jose, San California in February, 2016. Wrike is a versatile project management software that enables multifunctional teams to collaborate and effectively achieve their aims from a single location. Users are given the ability to schedule, prioritise, converse, and monitor work in real time, culminating in tasks being completed with great speed and efficiency. .

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.

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. No wacky waving balloon man or salesmen in a parking lot. Just a retail storefront on a retail block. It’s intriguing.

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. With the oil barrel price moving from $20 in 2002 to $124 today, and cities like San Francisco in active discussion to build a 5-megawatt installation within the city limits , this prediction seems on its way - and was widely approved by the audience. Cracking The Code.

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. While San Francisco appears to be beaten out by Silicon Valley in terms of venture capital activity, we have to keep in mind how population is affecting this number. In terms of total dollars invested, San Francisco attracted some $7B in VC funding, compared to the $4B in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital.

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.

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. Once you’ve earned your degree, you’ll already have a job waiting for you.

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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.

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.