First Fridays for Startups - Workshop - 5th May 2017

Startup DNA: the formula behind successful startups in Silicon Valley.

13.45 to 14.45 in the The Vaults (Events Room)

For idea / pre-seed tech startups.

About this Workshop

Successful startups are all alike; every unsuccessful startup is unsuccessful in its own way. In this talk, I share some of my observations on a few of the key traits all successful startups have in common. This talk is based on my experiences at LinkedIn, TripAdvisor, and my own startup, as well as interviews I did for the book Hello, Startup with early employees at some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Instagram, Stripe, Pinterest, and many others.

You'll Learn:

  • The single biggest cause of startup failure and how to avoid it.
  • How to build an MVP that's actually minimal and viable (but not necessarily a product).
  • What Silicon Valley companies do differently than everyone else.

Meet Your Speaker

alt Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

[Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman](

), Co-Founder of Gruntwork. Co-founder of Gruntwork, a company that provides DevOps as a Service. He's also the author of two books published by O'Reilly Media: Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams and Terraform: Up & Running. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at LinkedIn, TripAdvisor, Cisco Systems, and Thomson Financial and got his BS and Masters at Cornell University.


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