This is a video of “Startup Success,” the Churchill Club’s annual look at what it takes to build a successful startup. This panel of five Silicon Valley entrepreneurs discussed the challenges and critical success factors necessary to reach the promised land. August 17, 2006.

Moderator: Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures


  • Lauren Elliott, Founder, Personal News Network
  • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and CEO, LinkedIn
  • Joe Kraus, Co-Founder and CEO, JotSpot
  • Daniel Mattes, Co-Founder and CTO, Jajah
  • Alex Welch, Co-Founder and CEO, Photobucket