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.