Author Jessica Livingston discusses her book "Founders At Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days" as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place on April 19, 2007, at Google's Mountain View, CA, headquarters. She wrote the book because few understood what life was like at a startup. What happens first? No one knows except the founders and a few employees. Just as matter behaves in unusual ways under extreme conditons, startups are extreme in their productivity.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer in 1976, was interviewed live on stage at the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2011) by San Jose Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy on a wide range of topics, including the 'joy' of engineering and following your passion to convert innovative ideas into reality. Wozniak provided a unique insight into the vision that started the largest and most successful technology company in the world. In this segment from his keynote speech, Wozniak talks about his fondness for gadgets.
Thinking startup? David Rose's rapid-fire TED U talk on pitching to a venture capitalist tells you the 10 things you need to know about yourself -- and prove to a VC -- before you fire up your slideshow. Rose is founder of AngelSoft.net, an entrepreneur and angel investor platform to facilitate early-stage funding for startups with tools and networking within the community.
Silicon Valley is known worldwide as the global center of high tech innovation. In large part, the spark that ignited Silicon Valley's explosive growth can be traced back to a 50 year-old dispute that occurred in the building at 391 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, California, home of Shockley Transistor.
In the 1950s William Shockley was considered a "God" in the electronics world. He led the Bell Labs team that invented the transistor in 1948. With funding from Arnold Beckman -- a wealthy scientist-businessman -- Shockley established the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1955. Shockley went against Beckman's recommendation to set up in southern California, near Beckman's own company, and established the lab in a former Quonset hut at 391 San Antonio. This video recounts Shockley and how his traitorous eight went on to found the chip industry.
In this special report, Leila Makki travels to Sweden to meet a whole host of innovative tech companies and startups. But can Scandinavia live up to the claim that it might be the next Silicon Valley?