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Bootstrapping in Silicon Valley
Posted January 18th, 2013 - 10:01 pm from Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted January 28th, 2013 - 3:37 pm by from Christchurch, New Zealand (Permalink)
Have you sent any CS requests to people who work at existing companies in the Valley?

Accelerators seem to be increasingly reliant on formulaic approaches to evaluating applications, maybe not so happy to have you just walk in and pitch. Have you looked at http://f6s.com for programs and investment windows?

Having said that, entrepreneurs don't let other people make the rules. Walk in and demand 15 minutes to pitch, and you'll probably get it. You might try emailing first. I got an hour with the chairman of a financial services company today, and have an hour with the CEO of an accelerator tomorrow even though I told him I'm not applying to his program. Do it your own way, and the smart people will probably respect you for it.

What's the relevance of your Taiwan flag? I lived there for a long time.

All the best with it. Let me know how you get on.

Chris

Posted January 28th, 2013 - 5:12 pm by from Christchurch, New Zealand (Permalink)
Forgot to mention, if you're looking for people to pitch to, there's a guy you have probably heard of named Guy Kawasaki.

Among other stuff, he has a website called alltop.com and he's open to receiving unsolicited mails from entrepreneurs. Guy@ the website mentioned.

Enjoy

Posted January 29th, 2013 - 4:10 pm from Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted February 4th, 2013 - 9:47 am from Sofia, Bulgaria
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Posted February 6th, 2013 - 8:48 pm from Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 4:27 am from Sofia, Bulgaria
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 1:54 pm from Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 3:04 am by from Sofia, Bulgaria (Permalink)
Good luck with that! :)

Thanks for the feedback. Will try to do that once I have some more free time :)

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 6:41 pm from Sofia, Bulgaria
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 10:23 pm from Cordoba, Argentina
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