Blockchain in the Enterprise at Startup Grind

Blockchain in the Enterprise at Startup Grind

Sheila Warren of World Economic Forum, Andreas Fichter of SAP, Shwetha Shetty of SAP

Current concerns:

1. The regulation by the governments

2. Digital currency

 

How enterprise thinks about blockchain:

1.  Develop the eco-system, not only one company is doing, why cant we work together with another enterprises?

2.  Supply chain is the big topic for SAP. Likewise, for instance, its  important for pharmaceutical companies.  Pharmacy bought from wholesaler, and in the future, the blockchain will be able to solve the problem with their mistaken buying items.

 

How Startups can use blockchain:

Make sure if you know the technology well and use for your startups

#StartupFire can build out your blockchain platform! Contact us below to let us know your product and engineering needs!

1. Smart contract development and audit: implement your smart contract base on Ethereum.

2. Digital wallets (desktop and web).

3. Cryptocurrency exchange: safe and reliable cryptocurrency payments for EC sites and exchanges.

4. Blockchain development: create your original private blockchain or base a new blockchain on an existing network.

5. Training: attain basic blockchain understanding, or learn to develop blockchain!

Please contact us #StartupFire  if you plan to develop blockchain for your enterprise.

 

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Startup to Scaleup: Finding Success in the Gray

Jason Williamson of Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator, and Henry Kaestner of Sovereign’a Capital

1. What startups need? Get your product, Get investment, and Get customers. Keep customers happy, those startups can scale up, and likely to be invested.

2. Get the right people on the bus. Build the strong team.

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

7 Lessons from ‘How to Talk to Investors’ at Startup Grind

Funding 101: How to Talk to Investors at Startup Grind

Eurie Kim of Forerunner Ventures, and Christine Souffrant of Vendedy/ Startup Grind Dubai

Q1. How to start the conversation with VCs?

A1. I know you are investing in this, I want to know more about what you do. I heard you talked about this, i read your article….

 

Q2. How startups find VCs?

A2. Founders who make the intro, VCs might take it more. All about the connection.

 

Q3. How to measure if your pitch is working?

A3. Make sure Three sentences you pick, dnt use  buzz words too much.

 

Q4. How to see your startup journey better?

A4. Imaging you are running ‘Marathon’.

 

Q5. Having a good conversation with VC, whats next?

A5. Make a call if you are raising money and making sure if VC is really planning to invest soon.

 

Q6. How many slides startups need to prepare their pitch deck?

Q6. 10 slides Max.  (What stage are you, whats your gold, by when, how much are you looking for, how you will use after fund raising, how much you will make profits?)

 

Q7. Hows VC’s daily day? Whats the most important thing?

A7. Working as board member, deal-sourcing, also raising capital. All about Network! People sit next to you, he or she might be able to help!

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Who did i meet at Startup Grind today?

Good day! Its been a great day since 9AM, now its 2:30PM at Startup Grind. Iv been bumping into many of my great partners, friends, and students here. Thanks so much for 42 Silicon Valley’s introduction, I got this great opportunity that #StartupFire promotes Startup Grind.

Finally glad to meet Derek Andersen, who is the Founder & CEO of Startup Grind.

Also could do quick intro to Mat Honan, who is BuzzFeed, after his panel.

Again, bumped into Nori Matsuda, who is CEO of SOURCENEXT CORPORATION. He had IPO and lives in Silicon Valley, originally from Japan. 42 Silicon Valley fam found me and we took the group photo during lunch break.

Again! More great friends!! Elsa from Slush, she is giving a talk about Slush at our #StatupFire at 42 Silicon Valley on this Thursday.

Group photo with 42 Silicon Valley family at Startup Grand 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Investing For The Rest of Us at Startup Grind

Investing For The Rest of Us at Startup Grind

Beiju Bhatt of Robinhood and Mat Honan of Buzzfeed

The most important thing we look at is ‘Generation of consumers’.

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

7 Lessons from ‘Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape’ at Startup Grind

Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape at Startup Grind 

Panel Discussion: Reggie Bradford of Oracle, Neil Sequeira of Defy Partners, Stacey Curry Bishop of Scale Venture Partners

What VCs are looking for now?

1.  Looking at many kinds of AI applications

2. Logistics, security- Industry focus than technology

 

What Startups should do?

1.  Hire right team for you

2.. The time to pivot

3. Understand the burn rate

4. Focus on long term to build your company

5. Stay focus and keep it doing

 

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

5 Steps to Nailing the Customer Problem: Path to Product

Panel discussion at StartupGrind Conference 2018

Alex Chriss of Intuit, and Connie Guglielmo of CNET

1. Love the problem, not solution:  really falling in love with customers problems

2. Find out what customers need: pick up the phone from customers, and engineering teams answer the phone and talk to customers, dnt be afraid of hearing the real voice

3. Be self-employee : employees need to experience to be own boss

4. Using the product: you use your own product to understand the product more

5. Be with customer: You are gonna go to see customers failures and solve them together

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

6 Lessons from Guy Kawasaki at Startup Grind

#StartupFire promotes StartupGrind, and its 10:40AM after Guy Kawasaki’s amazing talk session with Derek, CEO of Startup Grind. Here are 6 lessons from their panel discussion.

 

1. Must be a better way!

Optimist and delusion, its not rational

Apple, Yahoo started their companies, always thought, there must be a way!

Thats the Beauty of Silicon Valley.

 

2. Now its better for entrepreneurs than 20 to 30 years.

Software company, you dot have banners, not so much money for marketing, thanks to SNS

Social Media Marketing is free, Virtual team, Kickstarter phenomenon is now.

 

3. Toughest teacher you learn the most.

Hardest teacher, boss was Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs all care about Confidence. He didnt care of any religions, gender.

 

4. Good Life

Canva closed the valuation with 1 billion, this is track record, but Im not billionaires, not having a private jet. But I have a good life. Im a father, love surfing with my children. Trusting, Gentle, less entitle, thats the way to go.

 

5. Evangelist role

Canvas,4 years ago, I was active in social media. She was using Canvas for tweet. Speeding the good news for Canvas as evangelist.

Secret is to be a good evangelist is to evangelize the good service like Canvas.

 

6. Focus on the prototype

The purpose of the company is not for raising money, its for getting customers. First startups need to develop prototype.

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

 

Radrix is now in Silicon Valley

Our partner Radrix Co., Ltd is now in Silicon Valley from Fukuoka, Japan. Radrix is a university-originated startup from Kyushu Institute of Technology. They design and develop digital wireless communication systems including wireless LAN. They are selected in one of the TOP20 startups to be sent to Silicon Valley by Japanese government. The project is called Hiyaku Next Enterprise.

Hiyaku Next Enterprise  is a part of Silicon Valley-Japan Bridge Project, a sublet of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). This program targets SMEs from all over Japan with cutting-edge technologies and excellent ideas, and provides them with necessary human networks and knowledge required for global expansion.

Dr. Tatsumi Uwai, CTO of Radrix, Me, Leonardo in Palo Alto

Dr. Uwai was practicing of pitching for #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley on this Thursday (15th of February). Their startup, and technology is amazing! 

#StartupFire advisors are giving Radrix honest feedback to improve on the pitching skills. We are always here to support startups! 

 

Dr. Uwai will be pitching at #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Vally on this Thursday (15th of February).

 

Interview with Dr. Hiroshi Ochi, CEO of Radrix Co., Ltd 

‘ Industrial Wireless LAN system’

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Get ready for #StartupFire

Alan and I are preparing for #StartupFire at 42 on this Thursday.

Alan will be a host, and ill be giving a talk in the beginning of the event.

Come Dream With us at #StartupFire!!!

Preparation meeting in Palo Alto

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale