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#500STRONG: Building Global Family, Global Community

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slides from my talk at #CMXsummit (Feb 2014, SF)

slides from my talk at #CMXsummit (Feb 2014, SF)

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  • 1. #500STRONG BUILDING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY @DAVEMCCLURE @500STARTUPS FEB 2014 #CMXSUMMIT
  • 2. THIS TALK 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities & Geeks On a Plane 5. 500 Startups & #500STRONG
  • 3. Dave McClure
 Founding Partner & Chief Troublemaker, 500 Startups 00’s & 10’s: • VC: Founders Fund, Facebook fbFund, 500 Startups • Angel: Mashery, Mint.com, SlideShare, Twilio, Wildfire, SendGrid • Marketing: PayPal, Simply Hired, Mint.com, oDesk, O’Reilly ! 80’s & 90’s: • Entrepreneur: Aslan Computing (acq’d by Servinet/Panurgy) • Developer: Windows / SQL DB consultant (Intel, MSFT) • Engineer: Johns Hopkins‘88, BS Eng / Applied Math
  • 4. 500 STARTUPS: GLOBAL SEED FUND 700 COMPANIES, 200 NON-US, 40+ COUNTRIES
  • 5. 1000+ FOUNDERS, 200+ MENTORS
  • 6. 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities & Geeks On a Plane 5. 500 Startups & #500STRONG
  • 7. • Kids & Family: Youth, Innocence. • Education: A SENSE OF WONDER. • Fun & Funny: Seuss, Bugs, Calvin & Hobbes • Fantasy: Cartoons, Comics, Animation • LOVE :)
  • 8. 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities & Geeks On a Plane 5. 500 Startups & #500STRONG
  • 9. • Nerd Communities (Insecurity = Strength) • Egalitarian, Meritocratic vs. Sexist, Brutish, Antisocial • ”The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth” = Geeks Rising.
  • 10. 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities & Geeks On a Plane 5. 500 Startups & #500STRONG
  • 11. • HiTech + Silicon Valley • Startups + Entrepreneurship • MONEY! FAME! (Happiness?) • MSFT, AAPL, YHOO, AMZN, GOOG, PYPL, FB, TWTR • Entrepreneur, Wantrepreneur, VCs, Bubbles.
  • 12. THIS TALK 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities + “Geeks On a Plane” 5. 500 Startups & #500STRONG
  • 13. • Y Combinator: Guild of Geeks • 500 Startups: House of Hustle • WarmGun: Designing Happiness • UnSexy: B2B, Monetization • MamaBear: Family Tech • PreMoney: Disrupting Venture Capital • BitCoinference + Commercism: SELL OUT COMRADES!
  • 14. 1. Cats & Hats 2. Geeks & Developers 3. Founders & Startups 4. Branded Communities & Geeks On a Plane 500 Startups + #500STRONG
  • 15. • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram • #500STRONG = WE. ARE. SPARTA! • Combine Previous Elements: • Kids, Fun, Education • Geeks & Developers • Startups & Founders • Aligned Communities • Creative Mktg & Quirky Branding
  • 16. THANKS 4 LISTENING! • Questions? • Heckles? • Smart-Ass Remarks? • @DaveMcClure • http://500.co