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July 15, 2015

Thinktomi has been selected for the 2015 Best of San Leandro Award in the Business School category by the San Leandro Award Program.

 

 

April 24, 2015

Thinktomi offered a workshop on how to craft a successful pitch at the first Fast Pitch Event hosted by the Social Venture Partners of Sacramento. 

 

 

April 2, 2015

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. -- Jung Moon, an expert in Asia Pacific business relations, has joined Thinktomi, a Silicon Valley-based company delivering high-impact business and entrepreneurship education.

 

Mr. Moon joins Thinktomi as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific. He brings over a decade of trade experience between South Korea and Silicon Valley. As a Korean native that has lived for more than 20 years in the heart of Silicon Valley, Jung has helped deliver cross-border business and techn...

February 16, 2015

This post is written by one of Thinktomi’s thought leaders, Joan Wrabetz who is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. You can read more about her in her introduction post and read her full series here.

 

In a previous blog entry, I talked about pivoting and the important value to a startup in being able to pivot and change a business model when the current business model is not achieving success in the marketplace.  

 

For Startups, Cash is King

 

But, in s...

January 6, 2015

This post is written by one of Thinktomi’s thought leaders, Joan Wrabetz who is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. You can read more about her in her introduction post and read her full series here.

 

Ya gotta love entrepreneurs, they are always so optimistic.  When entrepreneurs fail, they just call it a "Pivot".  The great thing about this is that venture investors fall for it every time.  But, in actuality there is a very good reason why this is not as...

October 1, 2014

This post is written by one of Thinktomi’s thought leaders, Joan Wrabetz who is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. You can read more about her in her introduction post and read her full series here.

 

Why is it that you can clearly see the issues with other companies and their focus, but trying to get that same level of focus in your own company is so much harder?  

 

The answer is simple, and it has everything to do with defining your target markets carefully....

September 10, 2014

GET READY FOR SOME GREAT INSIGHT!

 

We are excited to announce that Joan Wrabetz, current VP and CTO of EMC2 and Thinktomi guest speaker, will be sharing her experience and expertise on effective go-to-market strategies and guidance for startup success on the Thinktomi blog!

 

Joan is not only an experienced CEO and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of executive management experience at both public and privately held tech companies---she has also taughtcollege courses on strategy, bus...

August 31, 2014

A unique and exciting partnership has taken shape in our community. Inderkum High School and Thinktomi (a Silicon Valley company with the mission to increase accessibility to high impact entrepreneurship and business education to people of all ages and backgrounds) are working together to inspire entrepreneurism in Natomas.

 

June 2014, Inderkum and Thinktomi hosted the first of its kind student entrepreneurship workshop.

 

Events kicked off at Inderkum with an evening "T-Talk" (Thinktomi Talk). Jas...

June 18, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Chris Shipley, a leading technology analyst for more than 25 years, has joined the board of Thinktomi, a Silicon Valley company delivering high-impact entrepreneurship and business education to an audience of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Since 1984, Chris Shipley has identified startups that are driving market disruption. As leader of theDEMO Conference (1996 to 2009), she helped more than 1,500 companies go to market. A journalist, analyst and innovative thinker, Chris focuses...

April 16, 2014

Welcome to Thinktomi! 

 

Through my global work experience, including six Silicon Valley startups, I have learned much about business and entrepreneurship -- often the hard way. When I had the opportunity to teach Executive MBA students I started to realize what was lacking in real-life business education; in particular, the relevant basic building blocks of Silicon Valley's disruptive methodologies. Furthermore, I realized that this approach could be made accessible to a much broader population,...

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