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 ...
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/272238...
Caution Magician Ahead! by The Rocketeer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/120468504/

Harry Jumps Again by Ian Boyd
http://w...
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,
  ...
•     Dreamt up at Le Web 07
•      First event March 2008
•    Attracts 120+ founders and
        investors every month
•...
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, fashi...
Money?
DFJ Esprit, Accel, Atlas,
 Eden, Index, Intel Capital,
  Wellington, Balderton,
Advent, Atomico, European
Founders, Spark,...
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
How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley
How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley
How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley
How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley
How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley
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How To Survive Outside of Silicon Valley

  1. HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY Michael Galpert
  2. Silicon Valley
  3. Everywhere Else
  4. HOW TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY
  5. NOT EASY TO START A BUSINESS
  6. PERIOD.
  7. EXCLAMATION POINT!
  8. Open Source Real Time Semantic NanoBlogging Flux Capacitors
  9. Nuclear Winter
  10. 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
  11. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  12. • 1856 Members • Charlie O’Donnell www.nextny.org
  13. Informational
  14. Social
  15. Recreational
  16. • 2681 members • 83 Cities • Saul Klein opencoffee.ning.com
  17. • 6 Continents • 55 Cities • Piers Fawkes & Noah Brier • Next one is next friday - 10/17 www.likemind.us
  18. • Scott Heiferman www.meetup.com
  19. • Amit Gupta & Luke Crawford www.workatjelly.com
  20. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  21. Talent
  22. Competition
  23. Global Team
  24. How to Survive Outside of Silicon Valley Community Team Passion
  25. VC
  26. Michael Galpert @msg www.michaelgalpert.com Thank You FOWA LONDON 2008
  27. 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/
  28. 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/
  29. Andy McLoughlin andy@huddle.net @bandrew
  30. Not everything cool comes out of Silicon Valley
  31. <eyy> </eyy>
  32. How to survive outside Silicon Valley
  33. Silicon Roundabout circa 2008?
  34. Is it bollocks.
  35. How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley
  36. 1) Community 2) Team 3) Customers 4) Money
  37. So, does London make the grade?
  38. Community?
  39. 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
  40. • Dreamt up at Le Web 07 • First event March 2008 • Attracts 120+ founders and investors every month • RSVP @ www.drinktank.co.uk
  41. Team?
  42. London = 7 million Within 1 hour = 20 million? Plus, plenty of talent now becoming available!
  43. Customers?
  44. Ready-made access to massive local markets that Silicon Valley can’t match: Finance, legal, creative, advertising, fashion, music, construction, government
  45. Money?
  46. DFJ Esprit, Accel, Atlas, Eden, Index, Intel Capital, Wellington, Balderton, Advent, Atomico, European Founders, Spark, Pentech, Amadeus, SEP, Close, Doughty Hanson, 4ip
  47. What about earlier stage? Seedcamp, TAG, Straub Ventures, London Business Angels
  48. But where are the other British Super Angels?
  49. Do we make the grade? Broadly, yes
  50. But we want prosperity, not survival, right?
  51. Take advantage of your locality
  52. Remember the global market
  53. Sales shouldn’t be a dirty word
  54. Don’t be scared to get involved in Silicon Valley
  55. Relationships Partnerships = WIN Networking
  56. How to survive prosper outside Silicon Valley

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