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Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area - Issue #18

Interesting Reads Kansas welcomed my immigrant parents. Then I built Dropbox. ( Dropbo
Issue #18  •  November 16  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
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Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area
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Interesting Reads
Dropbox, the company I co-founded in 2007, has over 600 million users, 2,300 employees and $1.7 billion in revenue. But my story has its roots in Kansas: I grew up in Overland Park, the son of Iranian immigrants whose community never once doubted our allegiance to or faith in America.
I’m pissed off that the startup ecosystem is supposed to be founder-friendly, there for you even if they don’t work out as planned, but that this courtesy gets applied completely unevenly. Women don’t get the same leeway as men do when it comes to making mistakes or just making attempts.
These hospitalization numbers prove that the current surge of COVID-19 cases is not merely the result of increased screening of asymptomatic people. Rather, the cases we’re detecting are a leading indicator that many people are seriously ill. Although case numbers are heavily influenced by the number of tests accessible in a particular area, hospitalizations are not.

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 content is a given (40+ hours, 5 streams, 60+ fireside chats, 25+ startup presentations) featuring the all-stars of fintech. We’re bringing together the smartest CEOs, unicorns, and public company C-suite execs to illuminate the companies, technologies, and trends shaping banking, payments, lending, wealth management and insurance.

The Data Science Salon is a destination conference which brings together specialists face-to-face to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere with food, drinks, and entertainment.

Airbnb Product Lead Colleen Graneto speaks on how to turn industry regulations into product innovations.

In this virtual session, our panelists will explore Risk, Funding & Innovation: sighting personal stories and tactical steps to inspire fellow founders to make the right decision to own success on their terms.

YC is hosting our first Future Founders Conference, a one-day event for women globally. The event will be online, and whether you have a slight interest in startups or are in the early stages of building one, you’ll walk away more knowledgeable about starting a company. Hear from inspiring women who have backgrounds in entrepreneurship and learn how to create your own path. If you are a woman who is passionate about solving hard problems, you won’t want to miss this.

Special Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have raised more than $50 billion in 2020. Now, they are looking to merge with privately held companies to bring them to the public markets. SPAC business combinations may seem like a faster way to go public, but there are a number of key considerations. Join experts from Nasdaq, KPMG, Wilson Sonsini, and Woodruff Sawyer, as they examine the uptick in SPACs in 2020 and share insights on what private companies should know about this new path to going public.

Brainstorm Tech is going virtual. We will bring together the top technology and media leaders, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers for a dynamic exchange of ideas about our theme, “Innovating in a Time of Crisis.”

Web Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. Join us online this December.   •   Share

2020 Forbes Power Women's Summit (FREE)
Virtual Event | December 9, 2020
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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