Over at Inc. Magazine
, Abigail Tracy writes about the importance of failure for Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Earlier this week, Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, presented at the New Context Conference in San Francisco and highlighted the fumbles from his start-up career–a nice lead up to today’s much-anticipated Twitter IPO.
Stone reflected on his time at Xanga, and said that not focusing on building a strong company culture was his greatest mistake with the start-up. Unhappy with the company’s shift away from innovation and the culture that had developed, Stone quit Xanga. “What I should have done was work really hard to make a change in the company culture,” said Stone. “The lesson I learned was that company culture at the beginning is incredibly important. You have to tend to it…almost as much as you tend to your product.”
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In this video, Ankit Agarwal from Micello and Nikhil Bhat from PRS Technologies discuss Sources of Funding for Startups: What Works and What Doesn’t.
How do you plan on getting your startup funded? When is the right time? And from whom? These questions vex all founders during their finance process and are a constant source of frustration and challenge. There are various models and ideas out there, but few get creative enough to stay lean and cash comfortable. For some industries, (Enterprise & B2B) making a viable product without any funding is nearly impossible, while for some consumer startups, their go to market strategy can be as simple as developing a mobile app.
A while back we wrote about the Shadow project on Kickstarter. Now fully funded with 30 hours to go, this amazing app will reportedly help you record and remember your dreams.
As a writer, I was so intrigued with the possibilities of Shadow that I decided to weave it into my latest Sci-Fi original story, The Observer Effect.
This video trailer is a teaser for The Observer Effect, which is featured in the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver.
Tagline: A scientist uses Big Data to try and prove the existence of God.”
Sponsored by Mellanox, the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver will feature interviews on Exascale, high performance networking, and the 25th anniversary of the conference as well as restaurant and bar reviews for downtown Denver. Look for it right here in early November!
Download The Observer Effect (PDF).
Over at the Mellanox Blog, Eli Karpilovski writes that the company is working through incubators and accelerators to bring new evolving startup companies together with cloud vendors that are based on the company’s interconnect cloud solutions. These new companies can enjoy best performance with the added benefit of reduced cost, as they advance application development.
RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) is a critical element in building the most scalable and cost-effective cloud environments and to achieve the highest return-on-investment. For example, Microsoft Azure’s InfiniBand based cloud, as listed on the world’s top performance capable systems (TOP500), demonstrated 33% lower application cost compared to other clouds on the same list.
Don’t waste resources worried about bringing up dedicated cloud infrastructure. Instead keep your developers totally focused on developing applications that are strategic to your business. By choosing an InfiniBand based cloud from one of our partners, you can rest assured that you will have the most efficient, scalable, and cost effective cloud platform available.
Mellanox’s InfiniBand and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) cloud solutions deliver world-leading Ethernet based interconnect density, compute and storage. Mellanox’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology incorporates both InfiniBand and Ethernet into the same solution to provide interconnect flexibility for cloud providers.
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A new Startup called Fasetto from Superior, Wisconsin could soon enable you to share all file types across all devices instantly without additional hardware, software, or even a broadband connection.
Fasetto’s new family of patent-pending applications is called Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ). With the speed to transfer a 5GB file from one device to another in less than 30 seconds, PDQ will enable users to share videos, pictures and files without compromising file quality.
PDQ’s network layer utilizes all available transport layers supported by the device, giving a user the ability to always be in touch with another user regardless of location, connection or device. We built the network layer algorithms from the ground up to support many complex network scenarios, without ever needing to ask the user how they need to connect to share information and what is the most beneficial layer to use.” said Coy Christmas, CTO Fasetto LLC.
Fasetto will show PDQ for the first time in person at the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara November 4-7. Founders Coy Christmas and Luke Malpass will present their “Agnostic Cloud Theory” and discuss their intrinsic API framework. Fasetto PDQ will reportedly be available for download in January 2014.
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In this video, Nihal Mehta comes to Grind Space to talk about the future of marketing for startups.
In this video, Teresa Carlson from Amazon Web Services explains why cities and over 70% of tech startups are using cloud computing as a safety net to scale faster or fail.
- Opening Remarks: Hitachi, Frank Priznar, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Consulting
- Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
- Dr. Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean, Cornell Tech Campus
- Rob Kitchin, Professor & Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
- Caterina Fake, Founder, Findery; Co-Founder, Flickr, Hunch
- Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
See the Full Session.