We talk to many entrepreneurs at startup companies. Some of them are here, in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking advantage of co-working spaces, meetups, pitch competitions, hackathons, networking events, mentors, advisors, investors, and the entire ecosystem that Silicon Valley and San Francisco offers. But other entrepreneurs are spread across the globe, working from their universities, in their communities, or in cramped office spaces. They see some fellow entrepreneurs occasionally, they try to spend a weekend at a startup event, or maybe attend a conference in a nearby city.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
– Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO, Apple
We want to reach out to those other entrepreneurs. Everyone knows that running a startup company takes dedication, passion and commitment and that time is one of the most valuable resources. Entrepreneurs have to invest that time wisely, in activities that have the biggest and most immediate paybacks.
And that’s why we think there are 3 reasons why a startup should attend our SV In.Fusion Startup Bootcamp.
LEARN, APPLY, IMMERSE
#1 To Learn. Our Bootcamp will expose you to the tools, techniques, and tips that Silicon Valley entrepreneurs use everyday to build lean and mean companies. SV In.Fusion mentors are fellow Silicon Valley startup founders, senior corporate executives, venture capitalists, angels and all experts in their fields.
#2 To Apply. You will take the new knowledge that you’ve learned and immediately start to apply it to your specific venture. Whether it’s improving your pitch, sharpening your business plan, or getting new opinions on your UI/UX, our team will work with you to put together actionable plans for what you and your team need to do next.
#3 To Immerse. We will introduce you to Silicon Valley founders who will share their experiences with you over a sandwich or cup of coffee. Angel investors, venture capitalists and other investors will listen to your pitch and provide you with their professional opinions. Development workshops at companies like Google, Amazon or Salesforce can give you new ideas. And then there are social events such as meetups, hackathons and informal gatherings are where you might meet an advisor, a partner or just someone with a great idea.
“Silicon Valley can not be replicated… but its culture & best practices can be taught”
We asked some of our SVIF Startup Bootcamp alumni to share their thoughts with us. Here are some of their comments:
“People here are very willing to share, and I learned a lot from those people.”
“The mentor was awesome. His knowledge and the ideas and UX/UI tweaks he shared were very useful for our upcoming SaaS platform.”
“We can’t wait to go back and apply what we learned here.”
Our next Bootcamp starts on December 1st. We encourage you to learn more, reach out and APPLY HERE