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Code shmode, it’s people that matter: Tummeling for success At Jewish weddings, a Tummeler is hired to encourage everyone to dance. It’s no secret why communities flourish—they’re catalyzed to do so through a combination of engagement and collaboration. In this session Tummelvision founder and Geek Interpreter Deb Schultz, a founding partner, now senior fellow at San Francisco’s Altimeter Group, talks about innovation, communities, and the compelling economics of giving in order to receive.

Code Shmode – Startupfest 2012

Out of Site — Peace of Mind: The Internet promised us a world without boundaries, where trade and ideas could flow seamlessly. But try and organize a distributed team, and you’ll soon find yourself herding cats. Outsourcing and hiring from afar sounds like a great idea, but more often than not, the only thing you outsource is your sleep. In this session, Gregarious Narain (Chute, Klout, Lil’grams) shows you how to hire remotely and make the team work. Find out how Gregarious turns « out of site » into « peace of mind », with concrete examples from his experience at a variety of startups.

Out of Site – Peace of Mind – Startupfest 2012

Surviving spaces: Humans are fundamentally social creatures. Sharing is the most basic form of commerce, of affection, or support. And there’s increasing evidence from moral psychologists that sharing isn’t just nice: it’s essential for survival. We evolved to share, and as technology becomes a platform for interaction, we need to create shared spaces within it for ourselves to flourish.

Surviving Spaces – Startupfest 2012

We need more wantrepreneurs (Agree/Disagree): A Wantrepreneur, is someone who wants to be an entrepreneur. The term implies a big talker, that hasn’t really achieved anything significant and doesn’t really know what they’re doing. But none the less the term does define someone who at least wants to take control of a problem and attempt to solve it. Do we need more wantrepreneurs? Time for a debate.

We Need More Wantrepreneurs (Agree/Disagree) – Startupfest 2012

Do your customers give a crap?: Entrepreneurs are great at lying to themselves. They can rationalize anything to preserve their most treasured beliefs, right up until the moment they hit the wall at a million miles an hour. There’s only one thing that really matters: do your customers care? If they do, they’ll help you grow and even act as a safety net when you make mistakes. If they don’t, you’re wasting everyone’s time and money. In this blunt, and perhaps uncomfortable, session, Jamie Siminoff shows how to know for sure if your customers give a crap.

Do your Customers give a Crap? – Startupfest 2012

Evolution or revolution: where’s the best place to start from? Are the best startup ideas those that come from years of experience in a particular field, making something with which you’re immensely familiar? Or should they come from left field, allowing you to bring a new, and often disruptive, perspective to bear on an industry that needs some shaking up? It’s a tough dilemma, forcing you to choose between the predictable familiarity of evolution and the bloodshed and transformation of revolution. In this session, Sendgrid’s Isaac Saldana will discuss getting from the fundamental idea to the earlysteps of execution, drawing on his experience launching and growing three very different startups.

Evolution or Revolution – Startupfest 2012

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. In 1998, Microsoft exec John Wood took a vacation to Nepal that changed his life. He left his career to pursue what was then only a vague vision: to set up libraries in the developing world. Years later, Room to Read is a powerhouse non-profit that sets the standard for effectiveness and impact: It’s built over 12,500 libraries and 1,500 schools, and sent more than 13,500 girls to school through its Girls’ Education program. It’s distributed over 10 million books and changed the lives of 6 million children worldwide. In 2006, John wrote about his experiences in Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. Convinced that the world needs more « action-oriented optimists, » he’ll talk about changing his life and changing the planet.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World – Startupfest 2012

Why your startup should change the world. An inspiring talk from Jeremy Edberg, startup advisor and investor.

Why your Startup should Change the World – Startupfest 2012

Getting luck on your side: Serendipity is one of the biggest drivers of success—being in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. But can you manufacture luck? Lane Becker has been putting serendipity to work for over ten years. He co-founding Adaptive Path, the first user experience design firm, and Get Satisfaction, an online customer service community platform used by over 65,000 companies. The co-author of Get Lucky, along with Getsatisfaction co-founder Thor Mueller, looks at getting lucky, with a mind-expanding romp that includes improv theater as a management technique, pop-up cocktail parties, behavioral neuroscience, modern network theory, and Buddhism.

Getting Luck on your Side – Stratupfest 2012

Changing Nations through Data: Jon Gosier is the founder of metaLayer.com, a drag and drop data science platform that makes the world’s information easier to understand visualize and share. Prior to founding metaLayer, In 2009, Jon Gosier joined « Ushahidi » to lead the SwiftRiver initiative, an open source project which used machines and crowd sourcing to filter information during crisis events. Ushahidi is a website initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008. It quickly became a platform for collecting and filtering information. In this session, Jon gives us an inside glimpse into how data platforms like metaLayer and Ushahidi are changing nations, and how this vision of human and machine collaboration is driving a new generation of tools to cope with today’s information flood.

Changing Nations through Data – Startupfest 2012

So this one time, I built a fax machine: Being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference. The rise of the personal computer spelled the end of the fax machine—but not right away. From 1988 to 1995, Delrina’s WinFax dominated the PC fax industry, fundamentally changing the economics of an industry and created a Canadian software company that was sold for over $450m. Mark Skapinker gives us a look at what it’s like to stand astride two huge industries, the fax and the PC, and ride their convergence to fun and profit. Mark will also relate this to current opportunities.

Startupfest 2012 Mark Skapinker

The Tungle Story: The life of a startup is defined by little events that together make an unforgettable story — one that is not often known by outsiders. Come and live through some of these events that helped shape Tungle and made it memorable.

The Tungle Story – Startupfest 2012