As we wrap up our September 2014 Startup Bootcamp, we wanted to pause and say Thank You to our incredible mentors. SV In.Fusion’s mission statement starts with the words “Share Silicon Valley’s startup culture & best practices…” and among the key people who make this happen are our mentors.
The list of people who helped make the September 2014 Startup Bootcamp is long, and we hope we haven’t forgotten anyone who contributed. Thank you to Dr. Karine Schomer from Change Management Consulting & Training, Steve Forte from Telerik, Ariel Poler from Best of Angel, Mark Escobosa from Mode Media, Rebekah Wu from Right-Hand Partners, Joe Sanchis from Queue Technologies, Cort Tafoya, SEO/SEM/Content Marketing Consultant, Marvin Liao from 500 Startups, Michael Perry of KitCRM, Jennings Segura from Merrill Lynch, Bear Douglas from Twitter, Christian Wiklund from Skout, Zach Finkelstein from Lumia Capital, Max Shapiro from PeopleConnect and Scott Kupor from Andreessen Horowitz. And thank you also to our great tech supporters at local companies for hosting developer workshops, Amir Shevat and Dan Feld at Google, Deap Ubhi and Paul Underwood at Amazon Web Services, Ludovic Ulrich at Salesforce.com,and John Frost at eBay/Paypal.
The combination of master classes, workshops, breakfast meetings, and happy hours provided many opportunities for our Bootcamp entrepreneurs to interact and learn from our mentors. Here is some of the feedback we captured after these sessions:
- Really liked the how the programme kicked off with teaching us the values and common practices in Silicon Valley. This definitely gave us a lot more clearer picture of the Bay Area and the people living in it. It’s the people and the diversity of the culture that makes up what Silicon Valley is today.
- Enjoyable and extremely insightful. Presentation was extremely relevant and entertaining
- The mentor was awesome and his answers were good and made us to immediately switch our plans on re-visit the customer acquisition plans.
- We learned that pitching to the right group of people is important no matter how good your product is.
- The mentor was very knowledgable and helpful in terms of providing feedback to the startups.
- We’re happy to say that the mentors provided us with enough pointers to guide us to the right path.
- All good
Again, thank you to all of our mentors. If you are interested in joining SV In.Fusion’s community as a mentor, please apply at our website.
“Leaders..should influence others..in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others.”
― Bob Goshen