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Silicon Valley: planet startup : disruptive innovation, passionate entrepreneurship & hightech startups

Author: P Ester; Arne Maas
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016] ©2016
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Through extensive interviews with Dutch entrepreneurs working in the area, Ester and Maas show that Silicon Valley is above all a mind-set: a belief in thinking, with passion and ambition, far beyond  Read more...

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(OCoLC)948641012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Ester; Arne Maas
ISBN: 9789048532834 9048532833
OCLC Number: 1021098472
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Business Focus of Participating Startup Founders & CEOs; 1. Introduction: The Silicon Valley Saga; Why Dutch startups?; Target groups; The way we worked; Book overview; 2. The Silicon Valley Innovation & Startup Model; Path-dependency of transformational technologies; A little history; Global engine of innovation; 3. Product: Innovation Silicon Valley Style; Think big; Think disruptive; Think innovation; Think different: Need seekers, market readers or technology drivers; Entrepreneurs: Coming to Silicon Valley; Push & pull factors. 4. Market: Pivot and PerseveranceKey Success Factors; Marketing redefined; Entrepreneurs on pivot & perseverance; Pivoting the startup; Launch and sales; 5. Team and Talent; Startup founding teams: From pals to professionalization; Talent: Excelling in hard & soft skills; By way of example: Stanford University as talent pool; Entrepreneurs on team & talent; Great teams will win; Talent is gold; 6. Funding; Angel investors & venture capitalists; Pitching for money; Entrepreneurs on startup funding; Raising money; Investment logic and exit; The pitch; 7. Culture; The impact of culture. Openness and sharingPassion and ethos; Risk-taking and failure; Cultural diversity and innovation; Immigrant entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurs on culture; On risks and failure; Cultural codes; Work attitude, drive, and commitment; 8. Universities and R & D Labs; Higher education, innovation, and new ventures; Berkeley; Stanford University; San Francisco State University and San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Concerns; Entrepreneurs on universities and R & D labs; Higher education and startups; Going for excellence; 9. Government; Demystifying the role of government. New laws, new programs, new rolesEntrepreneurs on government; Government intervention: Contrasting paradigms; Redefining the role of Dutch government; Bankruptcy; Visa, visa, visa; 10. Network Support System; The art of networking: Trust and social capital; Law firms as business counselors; Startup schools: Incubators & accelerators; Entrepreneurs on network support system; Incubators & lawyers; The need for networking; 11. The Downside of the Valley; Increasing social inequality; Tech boom gentrification; Entrepreneurs on social inequality and social problems; Winners & losers. 12. Silicon Valleyâ#x80;#x99;s Secret Sauce: (Ecosystem x Culture)2The Silicon Valley innovation puzzle; The European context; Entrepreneurs on lessons to be learned from Silicon Valley; Boosting the European startup spirit; Education; Business; Government; 13. Go West, Young (Wo)Man, Go West?; Notes; Appendix 1: Interviewed Dutch Startup Founders & CEOs; Appendix 2: Interviewed Silicon Valley & Dutch stakeholders; Appendix 3: Questionnaire Personal Interviews Dutch startup Founders & CEOs in Silicon Valley; Appendix 4: Questionnaire Group Interviews Dutch Startup Founders & CEOs in Silicon Valley.
Other Titles: Disruptive innovation, passionate entrepreneurship & hightech startups
Disruptive innovation, passionate entrepreneurship and hightech startups
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So much has been said about Silicon Valley's mystique and success. But this book nails it! - Vish Mishra, VC at Clearstone[-]

 
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