Breaking News
Blog

It Takes a Village to Make an Entrepreneurial CEO

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Michel Courtoy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Community Matters
Michel Courtoy   11/14/2013 5:23:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Gary - Thanks for the feedback.  It is certainly true that Silicon Valley benefits from a large 'village' that is difficult to replicate anywhere else.  But there are smart, experienced business people everywhere...

I know trade shows - including DAC - have organized panels and other events to help start-ups.  EDAC also has activities to help start-ups but they are concentrated in the Valley.  For example, recently Jim Hogan organized a series of panel discussions focused on different aspects of start-ups.  Maybe it is time for a more complete track for start-ups at some of the trade shows you mention.

 

garydpdx
User Rank
CEO
Community Matters
garydpdx   11/14/2013 10:44:37 AM
NO RATINGS
I would agree with your perspective, that having a community matters.  We are seeing this in the latest startup wave, with sponsors supporting conferences and meet-up events.  Of course, there is scouting for opportunities among the small firms and executives, as future clients, but more power to them!


In electronics and EDA, we can partake of the greater communities in our areas but when it gets down to specifics in our industry, everything still orbits around Silicon Valley because of our relative size.  We can get advice and opinions, and meet with new people, whenever we can get to the area.  But I often wonder if we can get to a size that can justify an effort like The C100, a group of expat Canadians who are nurturing startups back home and bringing them to opportunities in the Valley and conversely, sending people from the US startup scene like Brad Feld and Dave McClure (PayPal Mafia) to conferences in major Canadian cities.


Is it too soon to think of a startup track at major conferences in our field, like DAC and DATE and ASP-DAC, I wonder?

 

Michel Courtoy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ceos
Michel Courtoy   11/5/2013 2:26:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks.  Getting that respect from your team sometimes means saying 'I don't know; I need to get help'.

 

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
ceos
Sheetal.Pandey   11/5/2013 12:36:30 PM
NO RATINGS
Good article. People normally looks upto ceo. Its important t hold your grounds tight and take good decisions.

More Blogs
ARM TechCon is only a few weeks away, and if you're doing any ARM-related development it will be the place to be to expand your knowledge and skills.
Wearables should be as unique as the person who wears them. The NEX Band is a modular wearable device that changes its look and functionality based on the charms selected by the user.
Take a stroll down wearable memory lane in this great inforgraphic from Mashable.
For their first real-world project, a group of budding young embedded engineers decided to create a Rube Goldberg rocket launcher and use it to fly some rockets.
Thanks to 3D imaging software and a special milling machine, dentists can create and install caps in a single visit. That's got to be worth a toothy smile.
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.