DEMO, Great Products, Startups

What Traction Looks Like, According To Slack

By Erick Schonfeld

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What does Traction look like? Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield showed us last November at DEMO Fall, where he shared some slides on Slack’s incredible growth. Slack is a communications tool for teams with more than 300,000 active users. It is growing so fast that it was able to raise $120 million from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, […]

Conferences, DEMO

DEMO Traction: The Growth Conference (Apply Now!)

By Erick Schonfeld

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If you are a startup founder, your one job above all others is to gain traction—to grow and to keep on growing. Traction is the currency of Silicon Valley. It is what attracts investors, employees, and most importantly, customers. This is especially true for the enterprise. That is why we are launching a brand new conference […]

Conferences, DEMO, Startups

Watch The Fall 2014 DEMO Gods

By Erick Schonfeld

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We had a spectacular DEMO Fall the week before Thanksgiving, with one of our strongest classes of demonstrators in recent years. Out of the nearly 40 launching products, five were named this year’s DEMO Gods: Curb, Celect, Ghostery, PathSense, Student Loan Benefits. DEMO Gods are chosen based on the quality of their demo, product, and the opportunity before them. You can […]

DEMO, Enterprise, Innovators

Ask SAP: Supporting Startups & Their Innovation Journeys

By Neal Silverman

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By Emily Breslin Like a lot of its enterprise peers, SAP is focused on an innovation-centric development agenda that is critical for its short and long-term success. Unlike a lot of its peers, however, SAP truly does walk the talk when it comes to supporting the innovation journeys of startups that choose to build applications […]

Conferences, DEMO

Why You Need To Be At DEMO Fall 2014

By Erick Schonfeld

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If you care about the future of technology, if you want to see new products solving hard problems, if you want to meet the founders behind tomorrow’s great companies, then you will want to come to DEMO Fall 2014. It’s next week, November 18-20, in San Jose (register to attend). We will be taking over the […]

Conferences, DEMO, Enterprise

Ask SAP: Secrets of Enterprise Success and On Not Being An Old Lion

By Neal Silverman

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In the mid 1800’s Alfred Tennyson wrote “the old order changeth yielding place to new…..Lest one good custom should corrupt the world”. He may as well have been talking about the dynamics of competitive marketplaces! When it comes to competing and winning in the open market, large companies clearly have the home court advantage. With […]

Conferences, DEMO, Enterprise, Innovators, Startups

Ask SAP: Growing Beyond the First Customer

By Neal Silverman

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Startups typically experience early growth as a result of viral campaigns, PR efforts and initial hype but later on face the challenge of converting the initial buildup into long-term, sustainable growth. As buzz dies down, startup founders find themselves thrown into conversations including market fit, pivoting, greenfield markets, and industry specific jargon. The question becomes […]

Conferences, Enterprise, Great Products

Ask SAP: Choosing The Right Development Platform

By Neal Silverman

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The initial stages of a startup are propelled by the “million dollar idea” but eventually founders may find themselves confronted by pressing questions with less than obvious answers: financing, business models, market access, and identifying the optimal development platform for building their software application, among many others. The question of picking the right development platform […]

Conferences, Enterprise

Ask SAP Series: How do I sell to the enterprise software buyer?

By Neal Silverman

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If startups want to sell to large enterprise customers, they need to be strategic in their approach and be nimble with respect to the inevitable barriers they will face. SAP Startup Focus program has helped dozens of innovative startups sell to enterprise customers worldwide and here are a few of their market-whetted pieces of advice. […]

DEMO, Great Products, Health, Innovators, Mobile, Startups

What New Tech Can We Expect at DEMO?

By Debra Becker

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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) — DEMO Executive Producer Erick Schonfeld discusses new tech products that will launch at DEMO Fall in San Jose, CA. He speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) Learn more about DEMO and register to attend at www.demo.com.

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