Often times, the lingo involved with startups is in a class by itself. So, what terminology is essential for business founders to know?

As Pedro Sanchez de Lozada writes for Udemy, an online educational firm:

“Silicon Valley not only has its share of startups and founders. It has its own lucrative lingo. Outsiders need time to adjust to such new-found words. Though we see this same lingo popping up in places like New York, Boston, Portland and LA, the Valley is home to some of the most outrageously butchered start-up buzzwords.”

“If you are just visiting, here for a long-term stay, or moving all together, I suggest you become familiar with how the left coasters chat. You may need to know this at your next pitch. Oh, and more importantly, don’t take these definitions too seriously.”

Check out Udemy’s “Founder’s Dictionary.”


3 Replies to “An Infographic Dictionary for Business Founders”

  1. I might not be going to Silicon Valley soon but realizing that every field has its own lingo is beneficial in today’s society. For example, the word forensics may have a different meaning in the fields of Science and Rhetoric. Understanding a social group’s dialect can make you more likeable, which could offer more networking opportunities as well as new perspectives.

  2. I think this is very interesting because in so many different instances (especially in business) you need to be aware of the different “lingo” within different places. When I took International Business last semester we talked about different business etiquette and how different countries especially have different socially acceptable business practices. But I think it’s important to remember that even within your same country, sometimes even within your own state there are so many different cultures and any person in a business field should be aware of the differences!

    Michaela Cody; MKT 101 Section 1

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