9 Can’t Miss Startup Events of 2016 (Outside of Silicon Valley and NYC)

In major startup hubs like Silicon Valley or New York City, there are no shortage of events and gatherings for tech entrepreneurs.  But make no mistake:  There are world class events for startup entrepreneurs everywhere — even outside of these startup meccas. The following is a collection of…

An Outsider’s Guide to Visiting Silicon Valley

Despite the fact that this blog — and my recent book — are about startup nuances outside of Silicon Valley, the truth is that it’s a very special place for a startup entrepreneur to be. Here are a few tips if you’re an outsider like me planning a visit.

Raising Startup Seed Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Despite the fact that there’s more capital available to seed-stage startups than perhaps anytime in history, it’s still not easy to raise startup seed capital — especially outside of Silicon Valley. This post describes steps that founders can take to help them raise the seed capital that they need.

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Startup Community

Sometimes being in a smaller startup community offers some benefits. You can be the big fish in a smaller pond. But how do you become that “big fish”? How do you become a true leader in your own startup community, wherever that may be?

Do I have to move my startup to Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is the land where startup dreams are made. Fast Teslas. Multi-million dollar party rounds. Founders and investors everywhere you turn. You have to move your startup there to be successful, right? I’m not so sure.

What do people say about startups outside of Silicon Valley?

Within the technology startup world — there’s always a lot of talk. But most of the time, this talk is about startups inside of Silicon Valley. I was curious: What do people say about startups outside of Silicon Valley? So I decided to try a little experiment…