Tagged: Startups


How To Start a Business in the Chatbot Industry

Speaking of chatbots, here’s an interesting video about the opportunities in that space. Startups featured in this video: http://poncho.is https://ghostbot.burnerapp.com http://www.donotpay.co.uk https://botlist.co/bots/573-hm https://www.onsequel.com https://www.motion.ai https://chatfuel.com https://digitalgenius.com https://api.ai https://chatbotsmagazine.com https://botlist.co http://venturebeat.com/events/


The Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

Bill Gross founded a lot of startups and incubated many others. He got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others and it surprised...


How AI Startups Must Compete with Google

Dr Fei-Fei Li recently joined Google as Chief Scientist of AI and Machine Learning. Her primary areas of research are in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience.  She has published more than 150 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences and invented ImageNet and the...


Why Can’t My Town Be the Next Silicon Valley?

What makes Silicon Valley a hub for startups and innovation?  What created it? And what can other cities and locations do to foster more innovation? When I was working as an evangelist for Microsoft, these questions came up a lot. There was always a civic leader, politician, policy maker, etc who...


Eric Schmidt on Structuring Teams that Can Rapidly Scale

Here’s an interesting interview with Eric Schmidt about his experience in rapidly scaling up companies. Fun Fact: I have a friend who used to work with Eric’s brother and I said hello to him once via speakerphone. This was 1996 and I did not realize the enormity of the moment...


AWS Startups Intro Video

Here’s a great intro video to all the offerings AWS has for startups, with one canine founder demonstrating it. Dogs in tech videos are always a win in my book.


50 LA Startups to Watch in 2017

Proving that innovation can happen in more than one or two places in the world, here’s a list of 50 startups to watch in 2017. Among the list are game studios, media companies, and an auto tech startup. In case you missed, it here’s a 2017 startup watch list for...


Startups DCTech VCs and Investors are Watching in 2017

DC Inno asked a few of the leading VCs and investors of the DCTech scene for their thoughts on which startups to watch this year. While there’s no one specific industry they have their eyes trained on, Cybersecurity will continue to be a big deal.  Interestingly, a few named fast-casual...