Luke asked what is the difference between Silicon Valley and Minnesota startups. I tweeted something like, “In Silicon Valley, they stand up on their chairs and scream. In Minnesota, they whisper.”
That is part of an article I wrote on Minnov8 in 2010.
And this from 2012:
Most, however, are doing nothing more than they did two years ago, and it will not surprise you that I think that is a losing strategy.
So take a step back… think about how your company is doing in recruiting new team members and ask yourself this question… how are you doing?
Are you competing and being aggressive? Or are you sitting back, waiting for folks to come to you?
If the former, congratulations and keep it up.
If the latter, good luck. You will need it.
Why am I going down memory lane?
This weekend at MinneBar 10 there will be a couple of conversations I am looking forward to:
Twin Cities: The startup capital of the “North" | 9:15 – 10:05 Theater
The State of Startups | 11:15 - 12:05 Minnetonka