Category: Entrepreneurship

7 SILICON VALLEY LANDMARKS EVERY EXECUTIVE HAS TO VISIT IN 2016

There’s more than enough to see in Silicon Valley and the surrounding area for any tourist (Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, etc.). During the mid-20th century, the region nestled between San Francisco and San Jose that was once a rural orchard was rapidly transformed into the global hub of innovation, and a land of seemingly endless profitability. And, it still is, with more venture capital invested here than anywhere else in the United States. Today there is a bevy of landmarks for executives of any industry to marvel at, such as the sprawling Google or Facebook campuses. (source: aei.org) But, the true ... Read more

WHY STARTUPS ARE BETTER INNOVATORS THAN BIG COMPANIES

Innovative tech business is about taking risks and responsibilities, giving up personal for the good of enterprise and seeing opportunities that others don’t see. In the fast paced world of disruptive tech innovations, bringing new and fresh ideas to life has never been harder for large players. This is one of the reasons why big companies prefer to outsource innovation process to startups. According to WSJ, 3 out of 4 startups fail. Not all of them fail completely: out of 10 new firms, 3-4 startups are destined to lose everything, another 3-4 will be able to return investment, but one ... Read more

WHAT HAPPENS IN STARTUP INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS

Bringing a new business to life has never been so affordable. With dozens of business incubators and accelerators in the Bay Area, young businesses thrive and almost anyone can become a participant in an incubation program. Visiting great Silicon Valley incubators is a must-have option in the most of the executive training sessions SVIC organizes. In this post we will tell you what kind of magic happens in tech startup incubators, and give you some reasons why you should visit them or why Silicon Valley is the best place to found and fund a startup. Paul Graham, founder and mentor ... Read more

FIVE SHARED ECONOMY BUSINESS IDEAS TO USE IN YOUR NEW PROJECT

Shared economy trend, or peer-to peer commerce, started in 2008 by Airbnb, community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, disrupt old notions about consumption and ownership. The idea behind this life-changing trend is using digital platforms to rent the temporary unused assets to other peers who would rather take on lease than buy things from company. In the last couple of years American market saw an outburst of sharing economy firms and marketplaces. With the rise of online rent and taxi services, the CIS markets slowly catch up on the fancy lifestyle trend. We ... Read more