As we prepare to head to Silicon Valley in T-1 week (yay!), I wanted to give a brief background in how it came to be, some of the issues facing the Valley today, and if/where Silicon Valley 2.0 may arise. Fast Facts: Silicon Valley is currently valued as a $3 trillion neighborhood Silicon Valley and … Continue reading Silicon Valley: The Big Picture
Greetings from NACA! For those of you that don't know, NACA is the National Association of Campus Activities, a conference held every year that brings student programming boards from across the country together to attend educational sessions, scope out talent at showcases, book vendors for events, and network. This year it's here in Boston at the … Continue reading True Part Two
The rise of cloud computing has reshaped jobs and businesses for the past decade, yet Forbes reported that over 80% of American had no idea what it was, with nearly 30% thinking it had to do with the weather. My goal with this blog post is to hopefully give everyone a better understanding of what … Continue reading Cloud Computing 101
While conducting my research on Madison Reed for my presentation and blog post, I was inspired by CEO Amy Errett's story and success in both venture capital and the startup space. She has raised over $70 million to disrupt the hair color industry with her fast-growing, tech-savvy company. However, Errett's story is not always the … Continue reading 10 Awesome Female-Founded Startups You Should Know
Right in our own backyard, the need for clothes sparked the idea for thredUP. James Reinhart, during his time at Harvard in Cambridge, MA (after his undergrad at BC), was looking in his closet for a shirt to wear. Unable to find one, this experience inspired James Reinhart to create a peer to peer clothing … Continue reading thredUP: Secondhand clothing with a first class experience
To accompany my presentation this Wednesday, I have written this blog post as a repository for all the need-to-know-info for our trip to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A Lesson in Early-Stage Financing There are several different financing routes that a startup can take to build their company. The four main option are the following: … Continue reading Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."- Ray Goforth Technology continues to develop every day. Technology changes constantly. With IoT, AI, VR, self-driving cars, blockchain, there is limitless opportunity … Continue reading The Hottest Startups to Watch in 2018!