Profiles

‘Virtual incubator’ Zana wants to democratise entrepreneurship by providing global entrepreneurs access to Silicon Valley’s best

- July 22, 2015 10 MIN READ

Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist Shea Tate-Di Donna agrees now is the perfect time to be an entrepreneur, however feels resources for entrepreneurs are not equally accessible to people of all backgrounds. Her latest venture Zana aims to ‘democratise entrepreneurship’ in developed and emerging economies, so that people – regardless of their age, gender, race or sexuality – have the best chance of building successful businesses.

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Why one Silicon Valley City said “No” to Google

- June 12, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Big money and even bigger egos are colliding in the tech world’s new company towns. No amount of parks, bike lanes, free buses or other community benefits could make up for the fact that Mountain View is apparently uncomfortable with being a company town. [Source: Next City]

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The Real Teens of Silicon Valley

- June 1, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

As the demand for tech labor grows, ambitious teenagers are flooding into San Francisco. There’s no official tally of the number of teens who work in tech, but Fontenot estimates that there are as many as a hundred recent high school dropouts working on startups in the city. [Source: The California Sunday Magazine]

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Foreign founders should look beyond Silicon Valley

- January 19, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Silicon Valley generally believes it’s the ideal place to be for all software developers. With an increasingly global map of startup hubs, Silicon Valley needs to look not just at the factors bringing talent in, but also the negative factors diverting talent elsewhere. When a hub’s defining trait is optimism, is any time spent thinking of the darker side of foreign founders’ life in Silicon Valley? [Source: TechCrunch.com]