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Pulling the plug

Born and raised in the Computer Age, I didn’t know a life without technology. This past winter quarter, however, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid. That meant (per my parents) turning off my data plan and abandoning my iPhone in order to avoid huge phone expenses.

Silicon Valley dynasties (part 2 of 2)

During the Global Technology Symposium on Thursday, moderator Heidi Roizen referred to a panel that included Ron Conway, founder of SV Angel; Ronny Conway, founder of A Capital; Adam Draper, CEO of Boost VC accelerator; and Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and Draper University of Heroes as the “first multifamily, multigenerational rock star panel.”

Silicon Valley dynasties (part 1 of 2)

During the Global Technology Symposium on Thursday, moderator Heidi Roizen referred to a panel that included Ron Conway, founder of SV Angel; Ronny Conway, founder of A Capital; Adam Draper, CEO of Boost VC accelerator; and Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and Draper University of Heroes as the “first multifamily, multigenerational rock star panel.”

Food for thought (part 2 of 2)

Contrary to other areas of entrepreneurship, having first-mover advantage is not actually that important. Gosselin explained that a company with more capital and experience with the distribution channels could easily replicate a promising startup product before the new company even has a chance to become successful. Instead, all three panelists emphasized the importance of developing a unique and genuine brand.

Pressing on

Journalists and entrepreneurs from every corner of the Valley gathered on Wednesday at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for the Future of Media Conference, an opportunity for representatives from major tech and media players to discuss the role of information platforms in the 21st century.