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SF Startup Success Story: The GUILD’s Anne Cocquyt

Executives, entrepreneurs, students, and ecosystem builders from around the world all want to know: How can I catch the Silicon Valley magic?  Just a couple of weeks ago Thomas Rachel, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education…

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Bypassing the Waze Maze

“The minutes once gained by using Waze dwindled to seconds or disappeared. Traffic throughout L.A. worsened, and Waze, in particular, with its rebellious brand built on diverting drivers onto side streets, created what transportation wonks call “negative externalities”—and not just…

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Redefining Success: Humanizing Tech

What does success mean to you? Showing up. Building things that become useful to people in ways you never imagined. Empowering others. These were a few of the answers shared by guests at our spirited “Redefining Success” series opener last…

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Fluid Innovation

Joel Heath knocked it out of the park with his first crowdfunded product campaign launch a few years ago. Indiegogo backers poured more than half a million dollars into the FluidStance Level, a beautifully designed, carefully engineered surfboard-like standing platform…

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