Beyond Tax Incentives: Governments and Startup Ecosystems
March 28, 2017
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: “A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last” [Jeff Bezos]. New U.S. businesses make up nearly all net-new job creation and 20% of gross job creation, with loud hype about emerging startup ecosystems and government support. Reality check: governments pour millions into “hip” facilities and government venture funds invest in “best local”, regardless of product-market fit. Stop! Successful startups are built through careful iteration and a laser-like focus on customers, not big-splash. The experts speak. Colleen Hardwick, PlaceSpeak: “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse” (H. Ford). Dave Katona, SAP: “The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation ... common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another … above all, try something” (F.D. Roosevelt). Join us for Beyond Tax Incentives: Governments and Startup Ecosystems.
Startup Focus with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP
Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time/12 Noon Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up the status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.
Take Big Data. In the last few years, Big Data has gone from buzzword du jour to making a significant impact in all facets of our public and private lives. Whether serving-up finely-tuned ads on Social media sites, or delivering better services to residents in cities, the impact and potential of Big Data are just beginning to be realized.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham for Startup Focus with Game-Changers, our series about today’s top innovative Startups and emerging trends in the Big Data space, including Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and learn how you can grow your business and profit.
Startup Focus with Game Changers, presented by SAP, Tuesdays at 9 AM Pacific Time / 12 Noon Eastern Time on the Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.