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Students4Startups Fall 2010 Mixer Presentation - Working with LA Startups

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Students4Startups presentation to current students and recent grads on working with with LA Startups.

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    Students4Startups Fall 2010 Mixer Presentation - Working with LA Startups Students4Startups Fall 2010 Mixer Presentation - Working with LA Startups Presentation Transcript

    • http://twitter.com/student4startup
      http://students4startups.com
    • Special Thanks
      UCLA, USC & Caltech
      Mike Gammarino
      John Shiple
      Chris To
      Jordan Mendler
      Many others
    • Intro
      Darren Rush
      CmpE – Georgia Tech
      Founder & CEO of Koders.com (Acquired 2008)
      Founder of PowCloud – Cloud-hosted Search platform
      twitter.com/darrenrush
      LA has rich history of software startup success
      Startups are the most exciting & challenging opportunities you will find
      Great companies, smart students & grads here today
      6 tips for your future in technology leadership
    • LA Startup Successes
      Quarterdeck (IPO/Symantec)
      Norton Utilities (Symantec)
      Overture (IPO/Yahoo)
      Geocities
      Applied Semantics (Google AdSense)
      LowerMyBills (Experian)
      PriceGrabber
      CitySearch
      ShopZilla
      Picasa (Google)
      MySpace (News Corp)
      eHarmony
      LegalZoom
      Hulu
      Many, many more…
    • Next Generation of Startups
    • Big Co. vs Startup
      • Guaranteed to meet the CEO
      Never Meet the CEO
      • Build Feature(s)
      • Test a Feature
      • Projects launched In Production
      • Projects may never see light of day
      • Part of Core Team
      • Employee #13412
    • Skills & Technologies
      • NoSQL
      • Real-time/PubSub
      • Analytics
      • BigData
      • Natural Language Processing
      • High Performance Computing
      • Search
      • User Experience
      • Agile/Scrum/XP
      • Ad Optimization
    • 6 Tips to Prepare for Future Tech Leadership
      Participate in the community (meetups)
      Establish relationships early (while still in school)
      Learn technology ACTUALLY being used
      Contribute to Open Source – add it to your resume
      Seek out Internships – part-time and summer
      Learn about business too
    • Next Steps
      Follow Us on Twitter
      http://twitter.com/student4startup
      Submit Your Resume
      http://students4startups.com
      Meet Startup Founders & Teams
    • Meet the Startups
    • Cloud-hosted Platform for Lucene/SOLR Search
      Full-time & Summer Interns
      Skills: Ruby, Search, SOLR, NoSQL, UX
    • Personal eCommerce for Women
      Full-time & Part-time Interns
      Skills: Smart
    • Adsense for the real world.
      Full-time & Summer Interns, whatever
      Skills: Python, Tornado, MongoDB, Mobile Cloud
    • Advanced marketing, tracking & media buying
      Full-time & Summer Interns
      Skills: Hadoop, Map Reduce, Cassandra, Python
    • Personal Genome Sequencing in the Cloud
      Full-time & Summer Interns
      Skills: Hadoop, Hbase, GWT, Statistics, Algorithms
    • Mobile Entertainment Network
      Full-time & Summer Interns
      Skills: Perl, Javascript, WebKit, Java