Archive for May 2011
SSE Labs is pleased to hear that we have been featured in several major press outlets recently including TechCrunch, WSJ, BusinessWeek, and The Next Web. Check out each of the articles below:
SSE Labs has several EIRs, or Entrepreneurs in Residence, working out of our AOL office space. Every so often, the EIRs give office hours to the companies currently in our program, advising them on issues that the EIRs have encountered during their entrepreneurial endeavors. Today, Loki and Crowdbooster gave our current companies advice and shared entrepreneurial war-stories.
SSE Labs is a dream come true for ByteBite. For young entrepreneurs, like ourselves, who are hungry for success and want to make a positive change in the world, there is no better catalyst then SSE Labs to enable us to make our vision a reality. By leveraging the access to the network of successful entrepreneurs, top executives, venture capitalists, and industry experts that the program offers, our team will be able to gain invaluable insights about company culture, branding, strategy and execution in a highly competitive marketplace.
The union of our team’s passion and dedication with the stimulating and fertile environment of SSE Labs will undoubtedly allow ByteBite to surpass it’s competitors and be a true disruptor in the food search industry. Fundamentally, we want to build the best company we can by taking advantage of all of the resources SSE Labs has to offer and become an part of the amazing community amassed under the SSE Labs umbrella.
Today, we had a rockstar group of UX advisors come in to give our companies hands-on UX advice with their products. Thank you Sam Schillace (Founder at Restartle), Rebecca Sinclair (IDEO), and Katja Battarbee (IDEO) for coming in to our Enterprise conference room.
“Supreet Oberoi brings extensive design and product engineering skills in developing Enterprise
systems and software. Before joining RTI, Supreet was responsible for the development of Agile Software’s strategic product line, while also managing platinum accounts. Supreet started his career at Microsoft Corporation in the Multimedia System groups. At Oracle Corporation, he held various technical and line-management positions over a seven-year period developing web-based Enterprise applications for the CRM and Server Technology divisions. Supreet was also a founding member and director of Engineering for Trading Dynamics, which was acquired by Ariba for $740 million. He has patents in customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management and product lifecycle management (PLM).” (RTI Speaker Biographies Webpage)
Supreet Oberoi visited us today to give a Company Culture Workshop. Supreet gave an amazing workshop, as he spoke to our entrepreneurs about developing a company’s vision and values. Supreet spoke of how vision encompasses such questions as what an organization looks like, how big is it, what they are famous for, how do people who work at the company feel about their jobs, and several other questions. Additionally, Supreet spoke of creating a correct vision requiring introspection, defining values, and identifying a mission of higher good. We thank Supreet for his time and helping our companies answer such important questions.
We had an awesome workshop with Peter Cohan, a Demo Guru, who gave our companies a talk about creating and delivering compelling software demonstrations. Thank you Peter!
The objective of the workshop was to help companies “Establish a framework, including skills and processes, to create and deliver improved software demonstrations and increase success in the sales and deployment of your organization’s software products.” You may find more at his website: http://www.secondderivative.com/
A short bio:
“Peter Cohan is the founder and principal of The Second Derivative, focused on helping software organizations improve their sales and marketing results – primarily through improving organizations’ demonstrations.”
We would like to thank Dan for coming in for office hours with our companies today. These chats have been consistently helpful for our companies and we look forward to doing more.
From the Accel website:
“Dan joined Accel in 2010 and focuses on early stage investments. Prior to joining Accel, Dan founded chart.io, a Y Combinator-backed company specializing in visualizing data. Before chart.io Dan was at TechCrunch where he conducted industry research and published quarterly reports about industry trends, funding and M & A.
Dan graduated from Yale University, where he was a sprinter on the track team. He now lives in Palo Alto, California.”