The First Steps to Starting a Startup

, An open incubator where ideas meet execution

In this class, lifelong entrepreneur and multiple technology startup expert Philip Rosedale will share real-life best practice, tips and personal stories for creating, building and managing a tech startup.  Philip built electronic gadgets in 4th grade, started his first software company at 17, developed RealVideo, created Second Life, and co-founded Coffee & Power.  He also meditates, boxes, & advises startups, has a secret lab, and is a really nice person.  

This class is for both prospective and current entrepreneurs and will provide a unique look and first person stories on surviving, enjoying, and learning from the experience of creating a startup.

In this class, Philip will cover:

  • The first step: how and why to start a startup
  • (Un)management of a team at different sizes
  • Raising and/or borrowing money and the relationship with investors
  • Fastest and best ways to build technology
There will also be ample time for questions and guided conversation.


As in all pariSoma CoLearning classes, snacks and beverages will be provided!
For most of our classes, the maximum number of students is 19 so get your ticket *now*!

  • The First Steps to Starting a Startup

    PariSoma Innovation Loft

    169 11th Street, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA

    Wed, June 20th, 2012

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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An open incubator where ideas meet execution

In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product (called "FreeVue"), which was later acquired by RealNetworks where (in 1996) he went on to become Vice President and CTO. In 1999, Rosedale founded Linden Lab and built a virtual civilization called Second Life, fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world. In November, 2011, Rosedale released Coffee & Power, a site that Rosedale calls a "meta-company," that enables people to connect for small jobs and services using a free-market system and distributed work principles.


Philip Rosedale
Cofounder, Coffee & Power
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Second Life/Linden Lab

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