Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Navelpluis
User Rank
CEO
re: London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
Navelpluis   3/29/2013 7:32:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice story, but... Investments needed are enormous these days. To startup something vital (physical results, something you can hold in your hand and not just bubbles of air) is almost an impossible thing to do. Legal issues almost always kill startups instantly as soon as some success comes out. I am very very negative about the effects of patents, and even worse, software patents. Legal issues are simply too complicated and thus horrible. On the other hand, looking at students at our university I see low entrepreneurship: Almost no one wants to startup something. But I am sure there are possibilities to pickup good ideas and to start off a good company with it (as we did ourselves with only a couple of guys) But beware... With tears in my eyes I saw SemiSouth fab equipment for sale. They had some incredible interesting products... What went wrong? Patent issues? I have no clue. But one thing is for sure: If we know more about this we might learn from it.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
re: London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
Peter Clarke   3/26/2013 10:08:55 AM
NO RATINGS
@chanj I cannot take the credit. At the same event Ron Reddy, a founder of the now public Peregrine Semiconductor -- and a very witty speaker -- said something along the lines of "It is the entrepreneurs' job to keep a startup alive until they get some luck."

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
re: London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
chanj0   3/26/2013 6:40:55 AM
NO RATINGS
All 9 bullet points are a must to a startup. I particularly like 7th and 8th. Team works are crucial. More brains will definitely help pave a better future. Change is inevitable. I don't believe any entrepreneurs can avoid it since the market keeps changing. If there are more eyes to see and more ears to hear, a good leader might very well define the better paved road for the whole team. To Clarke, I love the 10th. Which startup can be successful w/o? ;)

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
re: London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
Peter Clarke   3/21/2013 5:23:34 PM
NO RATINGS
@chipmonk Probably some are trying to follow a similar set of guidelines but none in the technology sector have achieved as much success as ARM. The 10th bullet point would probably be "Have some luck"

chipmonk0
User Rank
Manager
re: London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
chipmonk0   3/21/2013 4:57:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Are other British Companies following ARM's recipe for success ?



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Are Today's Designs Bound by the Constraints of Yesteryear?
Max Maxfield
25 comments
As part of my ongoing Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine project (try saying that 10 times quickly), I'm working with Jason Dueck from Instrument Meter ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...