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How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
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How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
How to survive outside of Silicon Valley
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  • 1. HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY Michael Galpert
  • 2. Silicon Valley
  • 3. Everywhere Else
  • 4. HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY
  • 5. NOT EASY TO START A BUSINESS
  • 6. PERIOD.
  • 7. EXCLAMATION POINT!
  • 8. Open Source Real Time Semantic NanoBlogging Flux Capacitors
  • 9. Nuclear Winter
  • 10. We are in drastic times. Drastic times mean drastic measures must be taken to survive. Forget about getting ahead, we're talking survive. Get this point into your heads. ~Mike Moritz of Sequoia
  • 11. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  • 12. • 1856 Members • Charlie O’Donnell www.nextny.org
  • 13. Informational
  • 14. Social
  • 15. Recreational
  • 16. • 2681 members • 83 Cities • Saul Klein opencoffee.ning.com
  • 17. • 6 Continents • 55 Cities • Piers Fawkes & Noah Brier • Next one is next friday - 10/17 www.likemind.us
  • 18. • Scott Heiferman www.meetup.com
  • 19. • Amit Gupta & Luke Crawford www.workatjelly.com
  • 20. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  • 21. Talent
  • 22. Competition
  • 23. Global Team
  • 24. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  • 25. VC
  • 26. Michael Galpert @msg www.michaelgalpert.com Thank You FOWA LONDON 2008
  • 27. Haeundae Beach . Some Chick Lost Her Fake Boobs by Stinkie Pinkie http://www.flickr.com/photos/stinkiepinkie_infinity/2722385906/ Silicon Valley by Allifan http://www.flickr.com/photos/alifaan/2677816438/ it seems i/u need a break!! by Muha http://www.flickr.com/photos/muha/637014823/ First Aid Kit by wallyg http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/519214345/ quot;1.21 jigawatts, Great Scott!quot; by H4NUM4N http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanuman/2696307083/ Dessert Snow Storm, Mojave by iva_01 http://flickr.com/photos/janewaterbury/400432590/ Snow Dog by Ming de Nasty http://www.flickr.com/photos/49257229@N00/260578685/ Sany0005 by ceonyc http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceonyc/166876755/ DSC06856 by epc http://www.flickr.com/photos/epc/383062421/ P1020247 by shawn.l http://www.flickr.com/photos/phluke/135958265/
  • 28. Caution Magician Ahead! by The Rocketeer http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/120468504/ Harry Jumps Again by Ian Boyd http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsaboyd/2350110882/ Weekend Love by Always Be Cool http://www.flickr.com/photos/alwaysbecool/2871346522/ crazy n love ! by moirabot http://www.flickr.com/photos/moirabot/2266225534/ Buddy, snow dog by hefftech http://flickr.com/photos/hefftech/2193888307/ The Atomic Explosion and Mushroom Fallout at Sunset by stuck in customs http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2675676767/
  • 29. Andy McLoughlin andy@huddle.net @bandrew
  • 30. Not everything cool comes out of Silicon Valley
  • 31. <eyy> </eyy>
  • 32. How to survive outside Silicon Valley
  • 33. Silicon Roundabout circa 2008?
  • 34. Is it bollocks.
  • 35. How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley
  • 36. 1) Community 2) Team 3) Customers 4) Money
  • 37. So, does London make the grade?
  • 38. Community?
  • 39. DrinkTank, OpenCoffee, YC Hackers, FB Garage, Silicon Stilettos, Bootlaw, TechTerrace, TechCrunch Talk, Geektails, Internet People, Geekgirls, Swedish Beers, Minibar, Mashup*, Barcamp, First Tuesday, Glasshouse, OpenSoho, Pizza on Rails
  • 40. • Dreamt up at Le Web 07 • First event March 2008 • Attracts 120+ founders and investors every month • RSVP @ www.drinktank.co.uk
  • 41. Team?
  • 42. London = 7 million Within 1 hour = 20 million? Plus, plenty of talent now becoming available!
  • 43. Customers?
  • 44. Ready-made access to massive local markets that Silicon Valley can’t match: Finance, legal, creative, advertising, fashion, music, construction, government
  • 45. Money?
  • 46. DFJ Esprit, Accel, Atlas, Eden, Index, Intel Capital, Wellington, Balderton, Advent, Atomico, European Founders, Spark, Pentech, Amadeus, SEP, Close, Doughty Hanson, 4ip
  • 47. What about earlier stage? Seedcamp, TAG, Straub Ventures, London Business Angels
  • 48. But where are the other British Super Angels?
  • 49. Do we make the grade? Broadly, yes
  • 50. But we want prosperity, not survival, right?
  • 51. Take advantage of your locality
  • 52. Remember the global market
  • 53. Sales shouldn’t be a dirty word
  • 54. Don’t be scared to get involved in Silicon Valley
  • 55. Relationships Partnerships = WIN Networking
  • 56. How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley

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