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The Silicon Valley category covers all posts that look specifically at different features and values of Silicon Valley and its eco-system

Revisiting: Introducing the Plug and Play Tech Center

As Wharf42 prepares to announce details of its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program on 7 November, this blog is revisiting some older posts which introduce different aspects of the local ecosystem. This post on the Plug and Play Tech Center was first published in March this year. The Plug and Play Tech Center (PnP) has been my home in Silicon [...]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Revisiting: Introducing SVForum

As Wharf42 prepares to announce details of its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program on 7 November, this blog is revisiting some older posts which introduce different aspects of the local ecosystem. This post on SVForum was first published in March this year. I am often asked which networks I belong to in Silicon Valley. I think it is fair to [...]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

VIDEO: Wharf42 and the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Yesterday, I posted an article announcing that Wharf42 will launch its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program on Friday 7th November at Startup Weekend Tauranga. Back in March this year, I announced the launch of the Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator. You can view the media release here. Since then, I have visited the Sunnyvale campus three times. My next [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Silicon Valley, Wharf42|Comments Off on VIDEO: Wharf42 and the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Tracking Webranz – from the Mount to Silicon Valley

This is the second of a new series tracking and celebrating the success of Kiwi entrepreneurs doing the hard yards in Silicon Valley. Webranz is one of the more exciting high potential, high growth startups in New Zealand. It sits squarely in the ‘Big Data’ space…and some. The pain point it addresses is helping businesses get better insights into their [...]

By |August 13th, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Tracking Social Code: from Wellington to Silicon Valley

This is the first of a new series tracking and celebrating the success of Kiwi entrepreneurs doing the hard yards in Silicon Valley. I first met Siobhan Bulfin, founder of Social Code when she joined the International Startup Camp at the Plug and Play Tech Center, a couple of years ago. Given the 1.5 degrees of separation that exists in [...]

By |August 12th, 2014|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

Meet the Plug and Play Team

This week, I have been discussing Callaghan Innovation’s recent appointment of WNT Ventures as one of the three new recently-appointed New Zealand tech-focused incubators with Plug and Play International. It is my third visit to Sunnyvale this year and we have been looking at how best to leverage Plug and Play’s networks in Silicon Valley to support WNT Venture’s incubating [...]

By |July 18th, 2014|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

Addressing the Silicon Valley Itch

I have travelled to Silicon Valley twice this year. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been getting that strange itch. It usually occurs as winter begins to set in and friends in CA send me photos of themselves lounging around the vineyards of Napa, Sonoma and the Santa Cruz Mountains. My friends at the House of Travel in [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – The Final Word

Over the past couple of months, I have posted several articles about my time and experiences on the NZTE Better by Design US Study Tour 2013. You can view the different posts below. NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – Introduction NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – Culture Change at Intuit NZTE Better By Design [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – IDEO & Stanford

When I woke up this morning in Sunnyvale, the weather outside was dull and cloudy. This is very different from the hot, clear skies the NZTE Better By Design US Tour delegation experienced in July last year when we first visited IDEO in Palo Alto. Diego Rodrigues and Perry Klebahn were to become mentors during the four-day Tour: Diego as [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Are you ready for Launch: Silicon Valley 2014?

It is three years ago since I presented at Launch: Silicon Valley 2011. It was my first real introduction to the Silicon Valley eco-system. You can check out what I had to say about the event at a blog post I published a couple of weeks back. On Saturday, I received an email from SVForum announcing the launch of the [...]

By |March 17th, 2014|Silicon Valley|1 Comment