The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley - June 2014
Twenty Arab companies from various sectors came over to Silicon Valley for a week-long immersive program (June 8-14, 204), where entrepreneurs participated in premier conference and took part in diverse workshop, mentorship, and pitching sessions with experts, industry leaders, investors, and other successful entrepreneurs.
MITEF Think Tank Session III: The Future of Retail
The transformation of retail and shopping over the past decade has been thrilling, with no end in sight. Simple yet sophisticated solutions around e-commerce mean that it has never been easier to “set up shop,” fulfill an order and get paid. Sure, you still need to attract your customer but you wouldn`t be the first multi-million dollar businesses that started on a platform like eBay.
Billion-Dollar UX How UX Has Become Key to Massive Product Valuations Exits
Imagine you`re a 23 year-old Stanford undergrad. You`ve created a mobile app that has no revenue model and is free. 17 months after your first seed round of under $500K, your app is enjoying 400 million customer transactions a day with a team of under 30 employees, and you smugly decline a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. Of course, this actually happened in 2013 with Snapchat.
Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives
Change: is the sixth issue of BBVA’s annual book series devoted to exploring the key issues of our time. This year, the chosen subject is the Internet, the single most powerful vector of change in recent history.