Want to start a company in Silicon Valley? Don’t do what I did (the first time)
entrepreneurship

Want to start a company in Silicon Valley? Don’t do what I did (the first time)

Every year, hundreds of startup founders move to Silicon Valley. But even if you’ve had success elsewhere, it’s a risky move.
Steli Efti
May 29, 2020
Permission is for suckers: Why I made this intern a co-founder of my company
startup hustle

Permission is for suckers: Why I made this intern a co-founder of my company

Several years ago, I sold everything I owned and bought a one-way ticket to Silicon Valley. I planned to build what I thought would be my legacy—a billion-dollar business that would change the world.
Steli Efti
April 14, 2020
Startup Istanbul 2015: The power of the hustle
sales psychology

Startup Istanbul 2015: The power of the hustle

Startup events like Startup Istanbul, "The Leading Startup Event in Eurasia", are great places for founders, executives, and investors to meet and share great ideas and stories about startups.
Ramin Assemi
August 13, 2021
How Silicon Valley made me think small—Spark.me 2015 startup sales talk
startup hustle

How Silicon Valley made me think small—Spark.me 2015 startup sales talk

Here's a talk Steli gave on May 31, 2015 in Montenegro, one of the biggest tech conferences in the Balkan region.
Ramin Assemi
April 15, 2020
The power of right the fuck now
startup hustle

The power of right the fuck now

When you’ve got a qualified prospect on the phone, there’s one thing you always want to do before you end the call: Initiate the next step!
Steli Efti
June 1, 2020
From founder with million dollar exit to junior sales intern
startup hustle

From founder with million dollar exit to junior sales intern

Here's an interview Steli did with Flavio Rump, who completed a hustle internship at Close a few weeks ago. Flavio is a very successful founder, sold a startup for millions and helped a series of startups with growth and marketing.
Ramin Assemi
June 1, 2020
The power of showing up
startup hustle

The power of showing up

“Hey, can you help me? Can you tell me how to get to Silicon Valley?” Standing in the middle of the bustling San Francisco airport, I picked a friendly-looking stranger to help me find my way. He gave me a puzzled look, but San Franciscans are used to weird people asking weird questions.
Steli Efti
August 11, 2021
Hustle Hard: Pioneers 2014 startup sales talk
startup hustle

Hustle Hard: Pioneers 2014 startup sales talk

Pioneers Festival is one of the most exciting and fun events on entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe, and it was great to speak there again the second year in a row.
Steli Efti
February 20, 2020
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