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Entrepreneurs are different. Steve Blank points this out in his Startup Operation Manual : “They're a very tiny percentage of the world population, and their brains are wired for chaos, uncertainty, and blinding speed. Their job is their life. It is not 9-to-5, it's 24/7.” There’s no such a thing as “job” for a passionate entrepreneur, and vacation only makes sense if it is a “workation." There are many articles that reveal common characteristics and traits of a successful entrepreneur, but only a few emphasize the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and how to achieve it.
By Vadim Slavin
The value of networking events cannot be overemphasized. A stimulating conversation can spark a new idea. A thoughtful introduction can create an opportunity. A supportive ear can rekindle the passion in your pursuits. Whatever the benefit an entrepreneur receives, networking events provide a great overall value to the startup ecosystem.
However, with so many events happening seemingly every day in Silicon Valley, attending more than a few every month can be taxing. How does one maximize the utility of these events? Here are 6 tips to taking better advantage of networking opportunities.
by Ashley Vanni
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by Ashley Vanni
It is a Friday night in San Francisco. You live the startup life. And as we are all familiar, the startup life never sleeps. There is always work to be done. So why make it "work" when instead you can be exploring demos from 20+ startups, participating in giveaways from partners and sponsors, networking with fellow bright minds of all sorts, and doing this all while soaking up the ambience of One Plaza Ferry Building's swanky Sky Bar? On top of that all, million dollar views of the bay? Need we say more? Plan your night out right, get your work done early, and enjoy the after party with DJs until 2am. Now that is a productive Friday!