Alejandro Suarez Sanchez-Ocana. TIME-sector employer since 1998, CEO of Group Publispain and the network of blogs Entertainment Networks SL, President of Inversora Foley, director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, adviser and investor in several companies for innovation, new technologies and the Internet.
Those who like me, have more than 10 years on the internet we remember well, and at least I nostalgically of the garage project.
The concept, imported from USA as always we came to pass that talent, the idea (increasingly obsolete) and the execution could do that from a small village in Arkansas, 2 amiguetes in their spare time after school, do something important on the Internet and build a project that could reach the world. It was as real as utopian, on the Internet "you can be the Corte Ingles"
In Spain there was not really so many projects, but if in USA. Many of the companies on the Internet concerning the end of the 90 were born literally in a garage. People like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs started well, literally.
Years ago that the romantic concept of the garage has fallen into disgrace. I guess that was predictable and that is equal to healthy, but these "garage projects" have not disappeared, have been transformed.
What in the year of'98 was an idea, a computer, a small footprint and killed a few hours of programming, creativity, probaturas and work with excitement, today is a power point or at most a pdf and a string of visits to Business Angels, Family Offices, Risk Capital and several events.
I do not want to prejudge or clear position, but if you do a little thinking out loud and hear your opinion:
Did not we spend time now to "find the money," literally, when 10 years ago, nor the previous generation was raised to conduct a Business Plan initially, but what they wanted was to start proving its concept, its execution (with its media, often rudimentary), and his ability?
At the end of the 90 kids were young, often pre-university students who were putting up its project. Today, entrepreneurs rarely look younger than 24-25 years, almost always having finished or close to finish the race, that "must leave" to find life, but not before. With generational change we have not delayed the timming?. Would it be a total change; of concern to the necessity of yesteryear?. Those guys from the institute, under 20 years old, and they had created their project forward, no longer exist?
And finally, if the crisis closes the tap of money, what effect will these pdf and Powerpoint circulating like crazy table in table?. ¿Exacerbate the ingenuity that lack of liquidity?. That is to say, will come back to the garage?
Not if you come back to that point, but if you think that if it were, in some ways would have more charm.