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Michael Galpert of A.viary.com and Andy McLaughlin of huddle.net presented at FOWA London. Video can be seen here: http://bit.ly/43tQuw

Michael Galpert of A.viary.com and Andy McLaughlin of huddle.net presented at FOWA London. Video can be seen here: http://bit.ly/43tQuw

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    How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Presentation Transcript

    • HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY Michael Galpert
    • Silicon Valley
    • Everywhere Else
    • HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY
    • NOT EASY TO START A BUSINESS
    • PERIOD.
    • EXCLAMATION POINT!
    • Open Source Real Time Semantic NanoBlogging Flux Capacitors
    • Nuclear Winter
    • 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
    • How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
    • • 1856 Members • Charlie O’Donnell www.nextny.org
    • Informational
    • Social
    • Recreational
    • • 2681 members • 83 Cities • Saul Klein opencoffee.ning.com
    • • 6 Continents • 55 Cities • Piers Fawkes & Noah Brier • Next one is next friday - 10/17 www.likemind.us
    • • Scott Heiferman www.meetup.com
    • • Amit Gupta & Luke Crawford www.workatjelly.com
    • How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
    • Talent
    • Competition
    • Global Team
    • How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
    • VC
    • Michael Galpert @msg www.michaelgalpert.com Thank You FOWA LONDON 2008
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • Andy McLoughlin andy@huddle.net @bandrew
    • Not everything cool comes out of Silicon Valley
    • <eyy> </eyy>
    • How to survive outside Silicon Valley
    • Silicon Roundabout circa 2008?
    • Is it bollocks.
    • How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley
    • 1) Community 2) Team 3) Customers 4) Money
    • So, does London make the grade?
    • Community?
    • 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
    • • Dreamt up at Le Web 07 • First event March 2008 • Attracts 120+ founders and investors every month • RSVP @ www.drinktank.co.uk
    • Team?
    • London = 7 million Within 1 hour = 20 million? Plus, plenty of talent now becoming available!
    • Customers?
    • Ready-made access to massive local markets that Silicon Valley can’t match: Finance, legal, creative, advertising, fashion, music, construction, government
    • Money?
    • DFJ Esprit, Accel, Atlas, Eden, Index, Intel Capital, Wellington, Balderton, Advent, Atomico, European Founders, Spark, Pentech, Amadeus, SEP, Close, Doughty Hanson, 4ip
    • What about earlier stage? Seedcamp, TAG, Straub Ventures, London Business Angels
    • But where are the other British Super Angels?
    • Do we make the grade? Broadly, yes
    • But we want prosperity, not survival, right?
    • Take advantage of your locality
    • Remember the global market
    • Sales shouldn’t be a dirty word
    • Don’t be scared to get involved in Silicon Valley
    • Relationships Partnerships = WIN Networking
    • How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley