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Jeff Hoffman: Startup Investments 2017


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Jeff Hoffman's speech on startup investment 2017

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Jeff Hoffman: Startup Investments 2017

  1. 1. Jeff Hoffman ColorJar Twitter: @SpeakerJeff
  2. 2. Science without application is a missed opportunity We need to commercialize our ideas and innovation
  3. 3. Startups are the bridge between the lab and the business world They find ways to put our science to use in the world
  4. 4. Scientists do not need to suddenly become business experts They should keep inventing
  5. 5. But scientists should team with startups and entrepreneurs And we should form an ecosystem around those teams
  6. 6. Startups need multidisciplinary teams Product, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Sales, Human Resourcess
  7. 7. Startup teams should try experiments This reduces the risk and cost of proving feasibility
  8. 8. The investor is a critical part of this process Startups need money to launch and try experiments
  9. 9. Investing in startups is not just about money It’s about national pride, impact, and Vietnam’s future
  10. 10. Entrepreneurs are problem solvers They are fast, efficient, innovative, and passionate
  11. 11. Vietnam needs investor to grow innovation Startups are the idea farmers that harvest innovation
  12. 12. Jeff Hoffman ColorJar Twitter: @SpeakerJeff