Class 2: Diving In & Startup Hustle


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Class 2: Diving In & Startup Hustle

  1. 1. Class #2 September 10, 2013 DIVING IN & STARTUP HUSTLE How to get your foot in the door.
  2. 2. Weekly Recap • Highs & Lows of the week? • Met another classmate for 20 minutes outside of class... • What’s their story? • What are they passionate about? • What’s been their biggest challenge so far at Tufts? • What resonated from the upcoming class’s readings?
  3. 3. Video #1 PBS - American Experience: Silicon Valley, Chapter 1
  4. 4. Timeline: tech innovation through the years. 19551870 1924- International Business Machines (IBM) Acquired Tabulating Time Machine in 1911 and creates IBM in 1924 1870- Carnegie’s Steel Mills Opens dozens of factories, creates new method for refinement and shipping of steel 1885- Adding Machine Burroughs develops early version of machinery to process addition of numbers 1925- AT&T forms Bell Labs NY-based experimentation lab for communication and information technologies 1946- Venture Capital investing begins First industry investments flow into new sector- Venrock & Sequoia formed (later, in 60s) as industry grows) 1939- Hewlett-Packard formed With $500, out of a garage, and a coin flip to determine order of names 1953- Stanford Industrial Park Designated space for technology companies in Silicon Valley, with Varian, HP, Lockheed, GE, and more. 1942- Manhattan Project US Government launches nuclear program, led by UC-Berkeley Physicist Oppenheimer 1927- German Inventions thrive German physicists/ businessmen develop magnetic tape and (later, 1938) tape recorder
  5. 5. Timeline: tech innovation through the years. 20131955 1964- IBM’s OS & BASIC IBM, which owns 81% market share, introduces Mainframe/OS. BASIC programming language created. 1957- Fairchild Semiconductor The “Traitorous Eight” leave Shockley to form Fairchild, and radically transform the industry 1959- Texas Instruments - Integrated Circuit Patent formed for an integrated circuit, made of new material: Silicon. 1960’s- “Silicon Valley” coined Various news and promotional outlets coin a new term for the region full of technology companies 1991- World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee of CERN develops World Wide Web, opens for commercial usage and .COM emerges 1973- Motorola portable telephone First of its kind, wireless “cellular” telephone debuts to commercial audiences 2013- Today 2 billion Internet users - social media, mobile tech, cloud computing - 92% of OS come from Silicon Valley, USA 1978- Apple Computer Steve Jobs & Steve Wosniak attempt to create a graphical UI for “personal computer” usage, seen as hobbyist. 1975- Microsoft Era begins Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop on BASIC for Altair computer. Beginning of OS/software an era.
  6. 6. Moore’s Law Technology acceleration (and diminishing costs) over time
  7. 7. Moore’s Law today? Hard drives, gigabytes & “Zuck’s Law”
  8. 8. Then vs. Now What’s changed? Pop-culture/media depictions?
  9. 9. Peter Boyce II Co-founder, Rough Draft Ventures Harvard College ’13
  10. 10. Reading #1 Relentlessly Resourceful - Paul Graham
  11. 11. Reading #2 My Favorite Entrepreneur Story In A Long Time
  12. 12. Reading #3 Two Years Ago Today - Tristan Walker
  13. 13. Reading #4 Interviewing: Come Bearing Gifts
  14. 14. For next week. • Meet another classmate for 20 minutes outside of class... • What’s your story? • What are you passionate about? • What’s been your biggest challenge so far at Tufts? • What resonated from the upcoming class’s readings? • Read Twitter Case Study - 2 people selected for weekly “brief” • Write 1 pg. double-spaced reflection on a topic of your choice.