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Phil Solk is a managing partner at Opero Partners. Providing strategic advice and hands-on implementation services to companies seeking to significantly enhance their growth trajectories.
He is a seasoned executive (former C-level, VP and directors) with functional expertise in marketing, sales management, operations, product & technology development, finance strategy, funding & M&A.
We interview him on Sales techniques, best practices, and advice for startups.
Today on Silicon Valley Success we interview Whit Howland who is a sales consultant. He has worked with all stages of companies from around the world. We focus todays interview on early stage companies, startups, the problems they face, whether they are from they US or from overseas coming here. We talk:
A startup sales strategy
The complete Sales Cycle
A startup first sale-idea to reality
Why consumers buy a product
Sales and Marketing and how they work together
Pricing your product to sell
And Whit gives some of the Best Sales Advice ever
Today on Silicon Valley Success we interview Junhwah and Chris who help startup go to Korea or from Korea help them setup in other countries with focus on Silicon Valley.
We talk about:
Setting your company up form the US to Korea, or from Korea to the US
Some of the areas that company fail in
Startup fund matching with the Korean Government
How to go about getting money from the Korean Government
Diversity and Inclusion with startups. Today’s guest Irma Zoepf and Ceser Teague detail the importance of having a wide perspective, and input from many different sources at any stage in a company’s life, even when it is just an early stage company with a very small team. We talk about the problems and opportunities of culture and language training and the awareness of communicating with different groups from around the world and how opportunities are available to those who really try to learn and listen with who they are trying to do business with.
Pivot Ep 9 SVS- Sergio and Jason are Serial Entrepreneurs who have started several companies. In their life journey, they have had some great successes as well as many failures. Based off of their life experiences, we focus on the aspect of “pivoting” in a company: what it means, why do it, when, how it impacts the team and the investors and more.
Carlos and Mary are top Commercial real estate agents in Silicon Valley who work with companies at all stages to find them the perfect office space. We talk about the leases that startup enter and what they should know when looking for a space such as; where their employees live, transportation, proximity to companies they can recruit from... We talk about working with landlords and items they might be flexible on, what tenant improvements are and how they effect a lease, finding out what office space might be more appropriate depending the needs of the company and the product or research they do and more. Watch this before signing a commercial lease.
Dr. Maya Ackerman, CEO/Co-Founder of WaveAI, highly-regarded computer science professor, leading expert on computer creativity, and opera singer, is upending the songwriting industry with the first AI-based technology that makes songwriting widely accessible to everyone. Dr. Ackerman’s research allowed her to develop ALYSIA (www.withalysia.com), a machine-learning based system that allows anyone, regardless of their musical expertise, to create original songs in minutes.
So today we have Matt from unit city, which is the largest tech park in Ukraine. We're going to talk about startups coming from Ukraine or Eastern Europe here to Silicon Valley. We're going to talk about some of the advantages and disadvantage they have. We're talking about a lot of opportunities that many people at home that's watching this may not know about. So to start, Matt, could you please introduce yourself? Well, first of all, I'd like to say thank you so much for having me on the show.
Today we interview Doris Pickering who is the founder of Silicon Valley Speaks. They Customize programs to train professionals, executives and startup founders to create and deliver concise, compelling and engaging presentations through one-on-one coaching, corporate training and group workshops.
Today we talk with Dawn Maher who is the VP of Engagement & Partnerships at the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. The Mountain View chamber is in the heart of Silicon Valley with members that consist of local startups to household names such as Google and LinkedIn.
Today show, we interview Shahid Chishty who is a former investment banker at Deutche Bank and Merril Lynch . He has worked with companies at all stages and now finds himself focused on early stage startups, mentoring and advising them on their funding and capital raising strategy.
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