Adeo Ressi - It Takes a City to Raise a Startup

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Startupfest, 2014 - Every year, droves of technology entrepreneurs move their businesses to Silicon Valley in the hopes of raising money, recruiting top talent, and building the next big company. …

Startupfest, 2014 - Every year, droves of technology entrepreneurs move their businesses to Silicon Valley in the hopes of raising money, recruiting top talent, and building the next big company. However, this thinking is incredibly misguided. During this talk, Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, will discuss the lessons he learned in helping to launch over 1100 technology companies across 70+ cities and 6 continents. Talented people with the skills to become the next great entrepreneurs are everywhere, and as capital becomes increasingly global, amazing technology companies can be built in any city that adopts a collaborative mindset.

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  • 1. WAKE UP
  • 2. DREAM BIG
  • 3. 2000
  • 4. Two dot-com millionaires have decided to do something that NASA even has overlooked. A mission to be launched within a few years by multi-millionaires, Elon Musk (30) and Adeo Ressi (29), with contributions from the Mars Society and the Life to Mars Foundation, will send mice into orbit for 6 weeks in Martian artificial gravity (.38 G) to see if mammals can reproduce and survive in those conditions.
  • 5. space & video games: awesome, right?
  • 6. the big questions
  • 7. Can it be done?
  • 8. Do you want to do it?
  • 9. Is it worth pursuing?
  • 10. The Ride The Journey The Destination
  • 11. WAKE UP
  • 12. DREAM BIG
  • 13. DIE TRYING
  • 14. Thank you! Adeo Ressi | @adeoressi http://FI.co