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Michael Seibel

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Y Combinator; Twitch

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Amy Pressman & Borge Hald

Medallia

Bill Clerico

Bill Clerico

WePay

Josh Elman

Josh Elman

Greylock

Startup Grind 2015

Startup Grind 2015

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Largest Startup Holiday Party

of All Time

Kanishk Parashar

Kanishk Parashar

Coin

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

SoftTech VC

Manu Kumar

Manu Kumar

K9 Ventures

Adi Tatarko

Adi Tatarko

Houzz

Dave Goldberg

Dave Goldberg

SurveyMonkey

Mary Grove

Mary Grove

Google for Entrepreneurs

Chrys Bader-Wechseler

Chrys Bader-Wechseler

Secret

Trip Hawkins

Trip Hawkins

Electronic Arts, If You Can

Startup Grind 2014

Startup Grind 2014

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Largest Startup Holiday Party

Of All Time

Semil Shah

Semil Shah

Executive/Advisor

Patrick Llewellyn

Patrick Llewellyn

99designs

Mike Maples, Jr.

Mike Maples, Jr.

FLOODGATE

Bill Maris

Bill Maris

Managing Partner Google Ventures

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

Khosla Ventures

Jessica Livingston

Jessica Livingston

Y Combinator

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

Atari & Chuck E Cheese

Dan’l Lewin

Dan’l Lewin

Cofounder @ NeXT, CVP @ MSFT

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Nest

Startup Grind 2013 Conference

Startup Grind 2013 Conference

Bing Gordon

Bing Gordon

Parter @ Kleiner Perkins

Mike Abbott

Parter at Kleiner Perkins

World's Largest Holiday Startup Party

Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon

Co-Editor of TechCrunch

Charles Huang

Charles Huang

RedOctane, Guitar Hero

Dave McClure

Dave McClure

500 Startups

Ann Miura-Ko

Ann Miura-Ko

Founder of Floodgate Capital

Adam Lashinsky

Adam Lashinsky

Author of Inside Apple

Jason Putorti

Jason Putorti

Founder of Votizen

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Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison

Founder of Stripe

Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Author of The Startup Owners Manual

Bo Fishback

Bo Fishback

Founder of Zaarly

Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Founder of Pinterest

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

Digg

Rod Swanson

Rod Swanson

EA

Scott Heiferman

Scott Heiferman

Meetup

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

SoftTech VC

Ben Parr

Ben Parr

Mashable

Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad

True Ventures

MG Siegler

MG Siegler

Techcrunch

Anthony Soohoo

Anthony Soohoo

CBS Interactive

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

AngelList

David Cowan

David Cowan

Bessemer Venture Partners

Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Mahalo

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Smule

Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith

Palm

Rod Swanson

Rod Swanson

EA

Chad Harrington

Chad Harrington

DataScaler

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From the Blog

Go It Alone or Join the Pack?

As the founder of a new startup, you will be faced with myriad decisions early on, many of them crucial. One of these is where to set up shop, and it is likely that you will be advised to go with one of four options: working at home, a coworking space, an accelerator/incubator, or moving directly to your own leased office space. Although you will need to choose one of these, it might be good to remember the old adage “always look before you leap” before making the move. Taking a realistic look at which stage your company is in, and what resources are needed to keep it afloat is a good beginning.

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What I've Learned as a Solo, Female Founder in Silicon Valley

DON’T BE BASIC
On 4/20, I woke up in Motel 6, my cat pacing back-and-forth on the bed and my anxiety level hovering just below panic. No, this wasn't an early start to a 420 weed infused bender, it was my first day of 500 Startups. As I prepped for the day, the words of "encouragement" my uncle gave me the night before echoed in my head, “Are you sure you want to do this? I'm really not sure your business is a good idea. Wouldn't it be easier to marry a rich guy or sell insurance? We’re all waiting for you to have kids.” Yes, I’m 31 and my eggs might be shriveling up. Noted. After blasting a bit of Kanye and snapping a quick selfie to capture the last of my Venice Beach babeness (before this program makes me look like Obama) - I headed to the Mountain View.

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