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.
May 29, 2020
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.
April 14, 2020
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.
August 13, 2021
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.
April 15, 2020
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!
June 1, 2020
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.
June 1, 2020
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.
August 11, 2021