After having left Chicago for the West Coast almost six years ago, I recently returned on a expertise-related enterprise trip anxious to assuage my FOMO on maybe the greatest tech alternative in the U.S.
Regardless of your age, education, technical skills or skills there are not any specific necessities to starting a business from house. You may be one of the many successful entrepreneurs who have set up automated earnings programs on the internet to flee the rat race, made a profession change, or created extra cash flow as they strategy or reach their retirement years.
I additionally admire Marc Nager, the Founding CEO of UP International (previously Startup Weekend, now owned by Techstars), the nonprofit that supports startups and their communities. I served on their Board. One of the vital exciting things concerning the group is that a few guys in an condominium began it about 8 years ago and now there are over 300,000 folks in 110 nations who have participated in a Startup Weekend, with over 7,000 volunteers main it. They created a motion serving to individuals perceive that anything is possible regardless of the place you might be. Whereas attending their occasions I’ve met some of the prime volunteers who gathered from across the globe – all over the place from Damascus to Dublin to Detroit.
Valencia envisions this innovation hub to be a space the place students, young entrepreneurs, researchers and buyers can meetup, collaborate and be taught from each other, just like what SPRING (Singapore) and MaGIC (Malaysia) has performed in their respective international locations.
A Techstars program, Startup Weekend is designed to bring collectively the realm’s most artistic thinkers, builders and implementers. It is a three-day lengthy sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world issues. Be a part of us January thirteen-15 at Start Garden for a mashup of numerous minds, good food and free beer.
Yes: snug. Count on some folks to feel most comfy dressed in formal enterprise attire – it can be a pleasant confidence booster. Additionally count on to mingle with a Silicon Valley crowd that is most comfy in casual streetwear, possibly accented with an organization hoodie.
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