IEEE SPECTRUM: Four Actions Engineers Can Take to Ensure Their Startup Succeeds

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2019 | IEEE The Institute: Four Actions Engineers Can Take to Ensure Their Startup Succeeds

IEEE Fellow Chenyang Xu has advised entrepreneurs and investors for 20 years. In a recent interview with IEEE The Institute he describes the steps engineers need to follow to launch a successful startup:

  • EXPAND YOUR EXPERTISE
  • GET ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING
  • ACQUIRE COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
  • HIRE WOMEN.

Xu was general manager of the Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, in Berkeley, Calif., where he led a team of venture technologists who invested in and partnered with more than 50 promising disruptive-technology startups. He helped found the Silicon Valley Future Academy, a consulting company in Palo Alto, Calif., that teaches startups about design, venture capital, and cutting-edge technologies including artificial intelligence and big data. He’s now a partner at the Corporate Innovators Huddle, in Menlo Park, Calif., which provides a forum to help large companies be more innovative by investing in and partnering with startups. And he’s the managing partner at Perception Vision Medical Technologies, a fast-growing startup involved with AI, based in Guangzhou, China.

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