Startup Grind Global Conference 2014, Silicon Valley
February 3, 2014
Opening night event for Startup Grind 2014
For more information visit http://StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
***Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.
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THE ART OF BUILDING A HARDWARE STARTUP
Ben Einstein, Bolt.io
Today we are seeing more and more hardware startups launching, fueled by the makers movement and economic factors. However, hardware is very different than software. Think about prototyping, fundraising, manufacturing, and scaling, for example.
Ben will provide insight into the dos and don’ts when it comes to building a hardware startup. What are the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make with hardware? What’s most important to examine and consider up front?
On 29 to 31 October 2013, Pioneers organized the Pioneers Festival, bringing together the international startup community to Vienna.
Investors Day (29 October) kicked off the Festival and the beginning of the Pioneers Challenge. During the Conference Days (30-31 October), 2,500 guests from all around the world, including 60 renowned speakers like Charles Adler (Kickstarter Co-founder), Adam Cheyer (Apple’s Siri Founder) and Chris Barton (Shazam Co-Founder) took part in the Festival on two separate tracks — the Arena and the Academy supported by Konica Minolta.
The TOP 50 technology startups out of a over 670 applicants battled it out for the prize of Pioneers World Tour, with stops in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Shenzhen and Singapore, as well as the Pioneers Award 2013.
Throughout the Festival, there were heartfelt discussions, critical speeches, interactive workshops and never-before-seen demonstrations regarding entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Giant steps were taken to generate an epic Festival atmosphere, with locally- and internationally-focused events, entertainment, gaming and a huge Halloween closing party.
Check out our website and get your tickets for Pioneers Festival 2014: http://www.pioneers.io/festival
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Idealab founder Bill Gross describes what he considers to be the keys to startup success at the Knight Foundation’s 2014 media innovation event at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Gross has had a hand in launching more than 125 businesses including UberMedia, CitySearch, and Knowledge Adventure.
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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, trustee of theWikimedia Foundation, and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media,Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
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Jason Fried is the founder + CEO of Basecamp, everyone’s favorite project management tool. Previously called 37signals, Basecamp was born in February of 2004. Today, over 10-years later, 15,000,000 people have worked on a project with Basecamp and every week, thousands of companies sign up to use Basecamp. Fried is also co-author of the book Rework, about new ways to conceptualize working and creating — learning to do less and create more. He also writes Inc.’s Get Real column.
Interviewed by Derek Andersen, founder of Startup Grind.
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Roger Dickey is a serial entrepreneur & active angel investor based in San Francisco. He entered the games industry in 2007 with a Facebook app startup an after an acquisition by Zynga, Roger went on to found Mafia Wars ($1B revenue, 100M users), FishVille (35M users), among others. After leaving Zynga, Roger founded Gigster, an on-demand service for software development & design with a network of 350 top freelancers. Gigster is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, and Y Combinator.
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Let’s meet Bill Draper, Co-chair at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
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Negotiations For Start-Ups – Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen
Consumer and Markets – Bjarke Finlov
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The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute provide a top-25 entrepreneurship environment that includes degrees, programs and certificates plus the world’s first on-campus space for residential living, co-working, startup launching and product fabrication — open 24/7 to all U students. In this video, learn how the Eccles Experience incorporates applied learning and an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.lassonde.utah.edu
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