He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies as well as venture capital firms. In 2010, he was named entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and is currently an IDEO Fellow. Previously he co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2009, he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Lean Startup methodology has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review,Inc. (where he appeared on the cover), Wired, Fast Company, and countless blogs. He lives in San Francisco.
Un altro aspetto da non sottovalutare è il contesto competitivo in cui opera il nuovo imprenditore è decisamente agguerrito e pieno di persone determinate ad emergere, la recessione economica ha modificato lo spirito imprenditoriale: prima chi faceva l’imprenditore lo faceva per scelta ora chi fa l’imprenditore lo fa per necessità. Molte idee possono essere innovative ma poche sono quelle sostenibili nel mercato di riferimento, sotto questo aspetto il neo imprenditore opera in un mercato globale nel quale molte altre persone possono aver avuto la sua stessa idea.
Comments: This is a very exciting area for improvements in manufacturing generally. Some Rapid Prototyping software and devices are maturing to the point where it is starting to become possible in the near future that we will be telling computers to “make a basketball” or “make a fuel injection system.” Pardon the reference to Star Trek, but some of the equipment we have seen begins to resemble the “Replicator” technology that sits on most countertops (much like a microwave), in the crew quarters on the Starship Enterprise.