StartupSmart Hits San Francisco: Becoming a tech entrepreneur
Friday, January 27, 2017/
In episode two of our StartupSmart Hits San Francisco video series, we hear from innovative business leaders Jolene Chan and Aniqa Tariq, whose combined experience in the tech sector spans more than three decades.
Referring to themselves as “old cloud”, Chan and Tariq now head IBM-owned company BlueWolf as global chief of staff and managing director for Australia and New Zealand, respectively.
They discuss what it takes to make tough calls as an entrepreneur, and even address those confronting comments made by tech investor and artist Will.i.am on the lack of diversity in the sector. You’ll see a snippet of his talk in the interview.
“Sometimes that fear of that unknown as an entrepreneur or somebody starting a business is good,” says Tariq.
“If you’re not feeling that fear in you belly, it’s probably not a good thing, so you’ve got to push a little harder.”
Music by: Bensound.com
From the frontlines
Five reasons AI is better at making business decisions than you Anthony Aarons Epifini co-founder
'Few are destined to be unicorns': When is the right time to sell your startup? Peter Forbes HROnboard founder
Forget gender quotas: It's time to review your definition of diversity Inga Latham SiteMinder chief product officer
How to assemble a board of directors that will make, not break, your startup Mark Rohald Cluey Learning co-founder
From disrupted to disrupter: What I learnt moving from corporate to startup Tim Shepherd CIMET director
Imagine the worst-case scenario for a startup founder. It happened to me Sam Jockel ParentTV founder