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Ep 5 and 6 Aftershow Silicon Valley Successes

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Alright, so now we're here in Silicon Valley successes after show and job, Matt, after being on the show, what things do you wish you had time to talk about why you're on this show that we didn't have time for? Matt, would you like to start?

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Yeah, I am interested in your plans for the future channel, and what kind of event

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is open,

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it's coming back. For this channel itself. There is a lot of plans in the making know hackathons, but pitch events for startups to present their products live, hopefully, to overseas investors, or maybe to recruit engineers or talent that are interested or the opposite companies overseas that want access to the investors and mentors, the service providers in Silicon Valley just to create this bridge between the two bodies Silicon Valley outside Silicon Valley that that's kind of major goal of this show that trying to do you know what I would love to see

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yes, when we have Ukrainian startups come out of our accelerators coming this way if you could somehow show their story as it unfolds

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Oh

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ok. We can

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get them on the show present their product and and talk about a little snippets of their journey in Silicon Valley and presented

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Yeah, you we get a lot of subscribers

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celebrity and unit see

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pictures on the wall.

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Okay, job. What do you wish we had time to talk about?

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I know what the I would have you talked about tools. Oh,

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yeah.

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Yeah, that's, that's what a few as

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you know, when when I started. And as I was trying to really learn about social selling, that was one of the things that I found the hardest to try to learn from people who knew it. And I attended webinars and events and spoke to people and the people who really know what to do that stuff, they just want to upsell you. And so they they essentially just want to share knowledge to a certain extent, and then they kind of breaks down there and then they say, and for more,

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please subscribe to my service. And so as I was getting into, it's like, I will never be like, so if somebody you're not,

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you don't have an upsell right now

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I actually I really don't and so to me you know this this

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there's so many tools right and so you really have to focus on the ones that are most beneficial to you but then you know I'm extremely happy to essentially show people the blueprint of how I how I do things

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okay so just sort of take a little bit about that blueprint now Yeah, of course

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I mean this

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so first thing right I mentioned that in the episode this want to record buffer there's another one called Hootsuite did they do essentially similar things they let you do you manage your social platforms and they let you do essentially creates a stream of content right? So that you don't have to sit there every minute of the day say, Okay, I need to tweet or post something

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and then there's there's tools that help you identify influencers right, so this one, you know, that's called right relevance. It's an amazing tool. Nobody knows it, it's for free and it does have some some paid services but the the free version is absolutely fantastic, shows you great content to share. It shows you who's influential under specific keywords and helps you then reach out to those people

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the second Yeah, what's the name again, right? relevance and then don't don't look at this episode. Live it down. Right. And then there's

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there's another there's another one that I really like for sales people especially it's called a company ACC

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pa and why I think of it as a spelling bee Yeah exactly. So a company gives you a profile of the person that you're about to meet right so it tells you what kind of social media profile says that person on Who does he or she worked for how long have they been working for at this particular place is there an overlap between other people you have in your network so

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the link there is a

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war it is so I didn't and so it's almost like like like you said this report card and as a sales person or even just as a business person when you step out of the car and you can still you know click on that button be better prepared and never social media to better engage with people so this this a lot of things like

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yeah sweet buffer read Romans provide relevant a company

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that that they're here

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with, you actually did remember something. So I did not speak very much of a corporate pilots. Oh, so we have no problem with charging startups. They just love this startups all over unity. What I would like to see is more corporations so corporations that are big and slow moving and they want to innovate they don't necessarily know how now one important thing is to have that startup team that started partner actually off site because you know when there's a bear bear and a squirrel dancing This is a little little animals can get hurt. You want a little bit of distance you want to put the innovative people some distance and maybe Ukraine's a little far I agree but we have an accelerator by which to three months go by you develop an MVP together It looks good then they come this way.

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Okay that's great. And then yeah thank you guys for your time I want to ask you more questions but both of you is there anything else either of you like that to

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bring

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startups

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they'd be great can't wait to share it and all of Ukraine

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follow us there and I will check social media tomorrow to see

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to see the spike

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great

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job anything else? No I just really I think it's a great format a really nice and i think it's it's a really nice setup to to help people understand you know, some of the tricks you know that maybe you know startups can look for, you know, some some of the ways to make it easier to find start really good idea, right.

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So right now in Ukraine, other FinTech blockchain, what are the developers ahead of their? Yeah, on the forefront of.

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Yeah. So they're their strongest verticals are technological verticals, not so much market. And I just want to stress this point. So Ukraine's shortcoming today is

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a lack of entrepreneurial experience. My Cheryl is a fantastic entrepreneur, by the way, I'm so impressed by him, I have to say, and that part out yet

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or

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not flattering him, and I'm just so impressed.

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But as far as technology goes, and engineering know how Ukraine is near the top. So that would be blockchain. That would be computer vision.

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Let's see. That would be artificial intelligence. That would be Internet of Things. I'm sure I'm missing something. But there are four or five that we have really strong teams in. Okay.

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I say, and what advice would you give to a founder in Ukraine before coming to Silicon Valley or advice you wish? So if you could pass on any, any one key thing of knowledge? What would it be?

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I suppose I would try to engage in some long distance acclamation, I'd read up, I'd watched a lot of videos, like this video of her instance, I would, I would,

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I would learn how VCs do business here. Okay, how did they do them different here than in Ukraine. And this is a gross generalization. Okay,

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we got time,

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I would say that typically, in that part of the world, business men want to control too much. They want to, they want to control absolutely everything, their employees, and they're not capable of sharing. They're not interested in sharing. They're afraid of sharing. Now, my there is the exact opposite of that. And that's why so unusual. He works through partnership. And that's how he grows his businesses, and how he manages risk as someone who's lived in that part of the world for so long. That is, I can tell you that is so unusual and so great to have shareholder like that for our art tech Innovation Park. So an investor invested in early stage companies, he going to try to acquire 60% of the company or when you're saying control it, could you go into a little bit more detail? Well, there, there are a number of venture capital firms in Ukraine, and they're good and they're plugged into Silicon Valley. So I'm not I'm not disparaging them at all. There's not enough of them. That's that. That's one problem. Not enough angels. But as I'm speaking about the founders, the typical businessman, if he's not plugged into the Silicon Valley way of doing things, if he's not trying to get here not educating himself and he's just doing business he just says a new enterprise,

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often he'll want to control everything when he when he sells the company, he'll overprice it he'll want to sell 100% and make a killing immediately.

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Yeah,

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so

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there's, there's a learning curve. Okay. Yeah, a cultural learning curve. Oh,

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yeah, that is different. How about the presentations to pitch decks? And that when the companies come here, are they prepared? Or is that something that they have struggles with as well?

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Yeah,

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they're if they're a unit city, chances are the pitch decks look pretty good, because we have some really talented folks running our accelerators. We've got one gentleman who spent, I don't know, three, four or five years living in New York City. So there are the national mentors. Yeah, yeah, we have those. I my, my pet peeve is that they're too colorful, they're too busy. There's just so much graphic artistry going on. I can't see the words. So.

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So with that, though,

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like to give you some time, how can people contact you and tell them last little bit about unit city?

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Right? Well,

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you'll learn so much more about unit city by coming. And I know the majority of you aren't going to do that. So there will be a link in which you'll see our shareholder walking around the tech Innovation Park. And there's English subtitles below. That'll give you a great sense of what unit city is all about. Also, if you're interested in the events, and there will be some Ukrainian startups every once in a while. At these events. The the the site to check out is Silicon Valley planet. com.

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Okay, can you say that one more time

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Silicon Valley planet. com and unit city unit dot cities the domain name and there'll be a link showing the actual tour of the territory. Okay.

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Yeah, yeah, we can have both those links at the bottom under your bio. Yeah, it's Silicon Valley successes. com America wonder how many times would say Silicon Valley and in a sentence. But with that would like to thank everyone for watching. I would also like to mention our next guest, who will be on the show jock, who is a social media expert. He will be talking about using LinkedIn, Facebook, and many other social medias to benefit your startup. So look forward to seeing you at the next episode. Once again, thank you, Matt. And thank you.

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