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The Religion of Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

There has been a lull in the chanting that “Silicon Valley is the center of the tech universe.” Silicon Valley is a religion, just like Crossfit is a religion. This has stuck with me for a long time and I’ve read many posts about Silicon Valley through this lens. Losing My Religion.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups.

Why These Nonresident Startups Ultimately Needed a Silicon Valley Presence

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Despite the high costs, relocating to Silicon Valley still has its perks

The Surprising Startup Hub That's Second Only to Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Nordic region is home to the strongest startup ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley. Here's why

3 Examples Of Creative Branding (From Silicon Valley Giants)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When it comes to branding, you learn from some of the best tech startups in Silicon Valley and follow in their footsteps. No way.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

In the last five years, hundreds of large companies have established Innovation Outposts (and here ) in Silicon Valley. are examples.

Silicon Valley's Honesty Problem: Learning From Theranos

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Theranos isn't the only startup guilty of exaggeration. Silicon Valley has an honesty problem, and entrepreneurs should take note

Silicon Valley: A Place Or A State Of Mind?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Marc Andreessen , as is his wont, posted a tweetstorm this morning that was a spirited defense of Silicon Valley. One thing I always think about in reading things like this is the use of the phrase “Silicon Valley” or SV as Marc uses in his tweetstorm. Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) July 7, 2014.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

The irony is that as good as some of these nascent startups are in material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices, life sciences, etc., For the first time, startups can today think about a Total Available Market in the billions of users (smart phones, tablets, PC’s, etc.) Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. and put U.S.

What HBO's Silicon Valley Can Teach You About Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Silicon Valley mixes business with comedy while providing startups with valuable lessons

Silicon Valley's Hottest Matchmaker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What began as a social gathering for like-minded entrepreneurs and VCs has evolved into one of the Valley''s most dynamic accelerators.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

The “official dignitary” tour of Silicon Valley is like taking the jungle cruise at Disneyland and saying you’ve been to Africa.

This City's Startups are More Profitable Than Silicon Valley's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This city's startups generate huge returns on investment. And venture capital firms are loving it

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why my VC firm, Illuminate Ventures, invests in enterprise software and SaaS startups beyond Silicon Valley--at CMU, Pitt, and throughout Pittsburgh

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

Why Silicon Valley is a temporary phenomenon

Start Up Blog

If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then Britain would still be the centre of manufacturing.

Silicon Valley's Female Trouble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. But if that's true, where are all the women?

Building Startup Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley

Instigator Blog

I’ve been involved in building startup communities for awhile. In Montreal I started an entrepreneurship breakfast event, launched NextMontreal, spent time advising startups/founders, spoke at events, and more. The startups–actually, the founders/entrepreneurs–are the core of everything. circumstance. So be it.

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Could this fatal mistake kill your business when you try to scale your sales and marketing efforts

Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars

Nick O'Neill

The entire startup ecosystem seems to cater to those who lie in one form or another. Walk around any conference that startup founders are attending and you are bound to hear countless stories of how well things are going. Startups will claim they have a run rate (projected annual revenue) of X million dollars. ” Seriously?

Lessons for startup ecosystems from the history of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

The bit I liked the most described the role of Stanford in getting Silicon Valley going in the late 1950s. Inspire entrepreneurialism – highlight the positive effects of startups and make ‘founder’ a popular career choice. The UK government’s support has been important for our startup ecosystem.

Walmart Launches 'Store No. 8,' a Startup Incubator in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This is the retail giant's latest effort to beef up its e-commerce operations

A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley


Here’s a quick review of a few of the entrepreneurial archetypes you’ll meet in Silicon Valley. The Happy Hipster Worker Bee. Single.

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Entrepreneurs beyond Silicon Valley, including those working abroad, often have to retool Lean Startup methods to apply them in places with very different business cultures. The Lean Startup community is very tight and well-organized. Europe, etc.),

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley


So you’re looking to start up or relocating your company to the wonderful startup haven of Silicon Valley, eh?

Don't Look to Silicon Valley to Fix Diversity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report shows blackwomen founders raise less money than even failed Silicon Valley startups.

Why Your Plumber Can Give You Better Business Advice Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Folks in their own service vans know as much about startups as we do at my high-tech outfit

Why Silicon Valley Loves Failures

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These are Silicon Valley's clich darlings. Failure, it seems, is the buzzword of the moment in Silicon Valley.

Can you build “Silicon Valley” companies outside of the Valley?

Version One Ventures

The big debate among tech circles has always been if it’s possible to build a “Silicon Valley” company outside of the Valley. Is Silicon Valley a physical place or a state of mind ? Smaller start-ups in Silicon Valley, particularly those in un-sexy markets, have a tough time drawing in top engineers and designers.

Startup Lessons From One of Silicon Valley's Top Young Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This entrepreneur got started at 16. Now his company is No. 84 on the Inc 5000

4 successful entrepreneurs who went against Silicon Valley beliefs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There isn't just one way to build a successful startup and certainly not the only way Silicon Valley professes

Being An Openly Gay Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's impossible to talk authentically about my startup journey without talking about my queer journey

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

Both Sides of the Table

But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. And what Hollywood does’t get about Silicon Valley?

Why Other Startup Hubs Are Beginning to Look More Appealing Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For the first time since 2011, Silicon Valley lost more U.S. residents than it gained, due to rising costs and quality-of-living issues.

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

If you take even a passing interest in the startup ecosystem you will have noticed that high quality content from the firm is everywhere.

The Top 13 Seed Stage Investors in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Raising seed funding for startups is hard. Who are some of the top investors to meet when raising your first round of capital

Silicon Valley's Bitcoin Infatuation, Explained

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While Wall Street is bearish on Bitcoin, Silicon Valley''s romance with the crypto currency rages on. He also owns bitcoins. Here''s why.

Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

Both Sides of the Table

And a Final Note on Whether Silicon Valley Opportunities Remain. Startup AdviceHe says. How many ideas like that are left?”

Mapping the Success of Silicon Valley Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

MIT researchers hope to use data to discover how to shape a thriving startup community