TEC Weekend Reading 2011-09-16

 

Startups 

Why Venture Capitalists Invest In Pigs, Not Chickens

http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/66022/Why-Venture-Capitalists-Invest-In-Pigs-Not-Chickens.aspx

I do love idea to check golf games statistics - absolutely brilliant! (IMHO - anyone thought to check chess tournaments for technical co-fonder ;-)


Technology

Microsoft has Abandoned Silverlight and All Other Plugins

http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/09/Metro-Plug-ins


Making Facebook Self-Healing

http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/making-facebook-self-healing/10150275248698920


"Data Flow at Netflix" - explanation of Netflix architecture and AWS use

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idu9OKnAOis


General

Silicon Valley Code Camp: Oct 8 and 9

http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com

Free Engineering Software Education: for engineers y engineers...

Corporate Members


Partners

 

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart