Growth Hacker

GrowthHacker

FountainBlue’s Growth Hacker series connects the entrepreneurial community of developers, executives and professionals to stimulate leadership and innovation, to build connections, and to create more innovative and novel solutions. We connect entrepreneurs, executives, investors and other stakeholders and industry leaders representing companies large and small, in a range of industries, with interesting perspectives on specific innovation challenges. 

We partner with 888 Steps and incubators and organizations across Silicon Valley to produce lunch-and-learn ‘Ride That Hockey-Stick’ workshops and a week-long Intensive Scalability workshop for early stage tech entrepreneurs.  

In 2017, we will also feature a Reverse Hackathon to launch our Hackathon series. Our Hackathons will gather Silicon Valley developers for mission-based, weekend-long, hands-on events, connecting developers and tech professionals in order to create products and solutions for specific niche markets and customers. Below are details for our 2017 Silicon Valley Hackathons. Scroll below for details.


HockeyStick888 Steps Presents: Ride That Hockey Stick! 


888 Steps Presents: Intense Scalability Workshop: Seven Phases for Growing It Forward

Techlab Innovation Center, 2040 Martin, Santa Clara

  • Tuesday, May 9, 9-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 9-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13, 9-noon
  • Monday, May 15, one-hour one-on-one, time tbd

Cost: $1500 including meals, 200-page workbook, 100 worksheets

Register now!

Start-ups are not for the faint of heart. But if you’re lucky and talented and driven and resilient, you may have that game-changing technology that would not just better serve the world, but also line your pocketbook for decades to come.

The week-long workshop is provided by 888 Steps, led by serial entrepreneur Larry Gletzer. Larry’s deep experience and expertise leading, growing and running tech start-ups is summarized in a 7-phase, 888 step process and methodology for growing a company from zero to 2 million, from 2-10 million, from 10 to 100 million dollars.

  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Developing Content
  • Creating Awareness
  • Engaging Prospects
  • Securing Commitments
  • Funding For Growth
  • Scaling Intensely

Each marketing and sales step must be performed methodically, systematically and excellently, and even then, there’s no guarantee of success. At your option, following this week-long workshop, 888 Steps can serve as an adjunct sales and marketing arm to grow your business, as an adviser and recruiter to build and grow your internal staff, as a board member to counsel your growth, and, if you’re really successful, as a potential angel investor to help you grow to the next level.

For more information, please attend one of our complementary Ride That Hockey Stick lunch-and-learn sessions, to get an overview of of our seven-phase, 888 step process, conducted in partnership with Silicon Valley and SF based incubators in March and April.


The ‘hockey stick’ challenge for start-ups with products and services ready for the market becomes moving revenues from horizontal (the “blade”) and driving revenues diagonally and to the right (the “shaft”). 888 Steps presents a Lunch and Learn session which provides an overview of the 7-phase, 888-step model for moving from flatline to incline – bringing your revenues from zero to 2 million, from 2 to 10 million, and from 10 to 100 million. 

  • Register now for the Thursday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. lunch-and-learn session at WeWork, 156 2nd Street, in San Francisco

  • Register now for the Tuesday, April 11 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. lunch-and-learn session to be held at WeWork, 75 E Santa Clara Street, in San Jose 
  • Register now for the Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. evening session at Hackerdojo, 3350 Thomas Road, Suite 150, Santa Clara 

Register for this Quarterly Hackathon now!

Register for this Quarterly Hackathon now!

Hackathons in Silicon Valley

Below are details for our 2017 Silicon Valley Hackathons.separator

FountainBlue’s Annual Reverse-Hackathon Event

Friday, August 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. launch panel – 

Sunday, August 27, 4-5:00 p.m. award presentations, 

Facilities will be open from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Host tbd

FountainBlue entrepreneurs and execs and investors can Register now.

FountainBlue’s Annual Reverse Hackathon event is the first of a quarterly series launched in 2017. It begins with the customer problem statement in specific hot areas – Immersive, Security, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.  

The weekend-long event begins with a Friday late-afternoon meeting featuring a panel of potential customers, providing more details on each of the areas highlighted. Developers self-select the modules of interest to them, in preparation for a weekend of coding. Hosts and sponsors and potential customers are available with information and resources supporting the development of each module.

The event will culminate with each group presenting their solutions to a panel of corporate development professionals. Awards will be made for 1) most fundable, 2) most creative, 3) crowd favorite and 4) most team team members at the end. 

For more information, e-mail us at info@fountainblue.biz. Register now!


FountainBlue’s Annual Hackathon event will focus on a specific hot areas – Immersive, Security, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.

The weekend-long event begins with a Friday late-afternoon meeting featuring a panel of potential customers, providing more details on each of the areas highlighted. Developers self-select the modules of interest to them, in preparation for a weekend of coding. Hosts and sponsors and potential customers are available with information and resources supporting the development of each module.

The event will culminate with each group presenting their solutions to a panel of corporate development professionals. Awards will be made for 1) most fundable, 2) most creative, 3) crowd favorite and 4) most team team members at the end.

For more information, e-mail us at info@fountainblue.biz. Register now!separator