Fired up over 'Start-Ups' Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm
A new reality show centered around the lives of several young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs has got locals buzzing. Two of the people profiled in the show "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" say that they, and their business, are serious.
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Posted by Ed Hill, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm
The show is uh...boring...! These kids have zero clue as to what it really takes and basically even a "blind squirrel" finds a nut every once and awhile. So much ego and and all that start up cash go right to their heads...it's a damn shame!
Posted by resident, a resident of Mountain View, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Is anyone else offended that this show uses an all-white cast to represent Silicon Valley? At every Silicon Valley tech company that I have worked at, more than half the employees are non-white. Is this show supposed to be some kind of Republican fantasy?
Posted by Bob, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm
"Juvenile" and "pathetic" are the two words that occur to me after watching Episode 1 of Start Ups.
Any venture guy, or 'entrepreneur' for that matter, who takes a meeting under these circumstances is after TV notoriety pure and simple. Glad to hear half the VC's passed before this crew ever got in their doors.
Randi Zuckerberg is acting the part of an out-of-touch transplant cashing in on her brother's, and Silicon Valley's, rep. This ridiculous 'show' is destined for 8 episodes max. I would love to see it disappear sooner.
Posted by Lachlan, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Nov 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm
If I were Zuck, I would never speak to my sister again. This show makes Silicon Valley look like it is all adolescent parties, with no real work being done. Nothing, but nothing, is further than the truth. I would be surprise if no lawsuits were filed over this.
Posted by StartUpMyNap, a resident of another community, on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm
The biggest failure of all is the show itself. it is just plain boring. I watch to see where they filmed and if any familiar faces show up (2 have so far). Other than that, I find it hard to pay attention to this drivel. Romantic tiffs, people getting spray tans, toga parties. Looks more like Jersey Shore West, without a Snookie.
Posted by why oh why oh why oh?, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:09 am
Yep to the above comments.LOL Now they can go home and claim Silicon Valley experience. The show does not reflect my many years at both startups and fortune 500 firms of working with people from everywhere around the globe. Of course many who work here for a few years will leave without the sheen of sucess since they were not in the right place at the right time no matter how hard they work or how smart they may or may not be or how old they are or where they are from ( Yes , Virginia there is rampant age discrimation )
Has anyone looked at the incredible weekly rise in the local rental market due to the flood of incoming newbies? My rent went from $1700 plus all utilities to $2495 this year. Studios are starting at $2000, so putting several people into a place is not unusual. My earnings didn't increase to match the rent increase and will I do not believe in rent control, I do see price gouging happening all over the bay area.
Posted by Mom, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm
I was so disgusted by the behavior exhibited in the first episode. The woman who crawled under a conference table at a VC's office to take a nap while waiting for her meeting...ridiculous and would NEVER actually happen here.
Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm Ducatigirl is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Now I know why people in Texas hated the show "Dallas" all those years ago. It made them look like immoral, greedy parasites. This show does the same to us! How dare Zuckerberg's sister do such a thing. If she were my sister, I would disinherit and disown her.
The rent gouging is happening because most people can not qualify to buy a house, therefore have no choice but to leave or pay the exorbitant rents. Landlords have these people over a barrel, and it is sickening.