Truth About Pitching Your Startup in Silicon Valley

Truth About Pitching Your Startup in Silicon Valley

There are people in this world who are great at pitching and people who simply aren’t.

Engineers and developers generally...aren’t. Sorry about it.

Another tidbit – your startup’s Co-founder or CEO probably wasn’t great either.

With that said, I can’t imagine being a foreigner who not only has one shot to pitch it right but having done so in English.

Wait, I actually do...

How This French Startup Won Product Hunt’s Mobile App of the Day

How This French Startup Won Product Hunt’s Mobile App of the Day

Ever wondered what it would be like to have your startup hunted/listed/featured, or whatever, on Product Hunt in just 48 hours?

I have good news for you.

This post will give you the full story of my experience, first-hand, of how it all went down for this French startup from the unexpected launch to the crowning as iOS Mobile App of the Day.

But, first…

Kicking off Fleet #2!!

Kicking off Fleet #2!!

Here at The Refiners we’ve been in a pretty good mood lately. Is it because it finally stopped raining here in California after the wettest winter in a decade? Well sorta, but that’s not the biggest reason. What’s really got us giving random high-fives around the office is the fact that in less than a week we’re kicking off Fleet #2!!

Meet The Refiners Fleet #1

Meet The Refiners Fleet #1

Nine months ago Pierre, Geraldine and I decided to launch a new kind of startup program dedicated to foreign founders only. As international entrepreneurs ourselves, we knew how difficult it is for a foreigner to thrive in Silicon Valley. Moving to the Valley from abroad is a brutal process. Competition is fierce, network is key, money and preparation are essential, time-to-market is of the essence....