Archive for the 'Entrepreneur' Category

5 Lessons For Cloud Entrepreneurs

February 7, 2011
Written by Ameed Taylor

At a recent DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders session at the Stanford Technology Ventures program, Box.net CEO Aaron Levie discusses 5 lessons for technology (especially cloud) entrepreneurs.


Choose The Cloud

January 20, 2011
Written by Ameed Taylor

One of the issues that has held cloud computing back from even faster market adoption is a lack of understanding by rank and file business and consumer users of the benefits of moving to the cloud.

Spearheaded by Box.net, CEO’s of a number of prominent cloud vendors have banded together to talk about the benefits of the cloud with the; I Choose the Cloud, initiative. Other vendors who have joined include Xobni, SocialText, Zuora, Get Satisfaction and Freshbooks.

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Win A Free Pass To Enterprise 2.0 Conference

June 4, 2009
Written by Ameed Taylor

E20 Conference 2009It is time again for the annual Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. The conference will be held 22-25 June 2009 at last years venue at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

There are a number of new events scheduled at this years conference including new cloud computing workshops and an open enterprise study.

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Yieldex Chosen As AWS StartUp Challenge Winner

November 23, 2008
Written by Ameed Taylor

As further evidence that many VC’s are still a step behind market and economic trends, Yieldex was chosen as the winner of the 2008 Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge.

I am surprised that a startup that has developed a solution for managing online advertising (In the middle of a huge economic and online advertising downturn) won the challenge over companies with more pragmatic solutions such as Pixily and Knewton.

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Steve Blank on Customer Discovery and Development

October 22, 2008
Written by Ameed Taylor

Couple of video’s from Steve Blank’s recent session at Stanford’s excellent Technology Ventures Program about the absolute necessity for entrepreneurs (Especially Cloud Computing or Enterprise 2.0 entrepreneurs in the current economic environment) to solicit and analyze customer feedback before launching a product or service.

The Customer Development Process

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Jimmy Wales Discusses Wikimedia Monetization Plans

September 10, 2008
Written by Ameed Taylor

Wikimedia Foundation

Jimmy Wales sat down this week with a group of Bloggers and analysts prior to his keynote address opening the 2008 SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas and discussed a number of topics relating to Wikimedia.

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