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Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area - Issue #14

Interesting Reads Startups, It’s Time to Think Like Camels — Not Unicorns ( Silicon Valley's
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Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area
Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area
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Interesting Reads
Silicon Valley’s predominant model is to raise unicorns. Traditionally, this is done through rapid growth. The problem now, however, is that this growth-at-all-costs methodology, which the Valley’s top players are exceptionally good at, only works in the strongest bull markets, in the most optimal conditions.
On October 13th 2020 I stepped down as CEO of CircleUp, the company I started in 2011. I want to share my experiences and vulnerabilities with full candor in the hope that other founders can have a resource that I lacked; that they can learn from my experience and feel less lonely than I have through this process.
Doing old things better tends to get more attention early on because it’s easier to imagine what to build. The early electrical grid delivered light better than gas and candles. It took decades before we got an electricity “app store” — a rich ecosystem of appliances that connected to the grid.

Calling Startups in Supply Chain Innovation

Techstars Sustainability ChallengeThe Techstars Sustainability Challenge is an equity-free challenge that brings together founders with industry leaders in sustainability. Top Supply Chain solutions in the areas of Data & Automation and Materials & End-of-life Impact will have access to potential commercial opportunities with our corporate partners. We are looking for proven technologies that are able to be pilotable in 2021.
Applications are now open and close March 1, 2021.

The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live, returns for its sixth year to discuss tech innovation, investing and culture on a global scale in an online setting.

EmTech MIT 2020 ($650)
Virtual Event | Oct 19-22, 2020

You’ll learn what it means to be strategic, how that affects your career progression and how you can overcome some common barriers.

SIGNAL 2020 | September 30 - October 1, 2020 | Virtual Event | Join an online community of leading developers and companies building the future of communications.

Watch our interviews with founders and investors like A Conversation with Kickstarter Founder + Author, Yancey Strickler at the global Startup Grind community and find a startup event near you now.

Eventbrite - Products That Count presents Webinar: Anheuser-Busch Product Head on Product Building Variables - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.

Join Growth Velocity Academy’s Digital Marketing Growth Summit™, a ½ day online interactive workshop for Digital Marketers & Entrepreneurs packed with proven strategies that you need right now to survive & thrive in uncertain times.

Eventbrite - Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center presents Funding Hacks: Building A Funnel + Running A Process - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.
Techstars Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area is curated by:
Allen Hinkelman Allen Hinkelman
Peter Shin Peter Shin
Heather Orsi Heather Orsi
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