Ingredient to a Successful Startup


In late 2009, Google Wave was supposed to change the way people communicate. Although more people use public pay phones by now, it was a useful tool to help communicate with one another especially in a company with no office.

I started working for Urban Green Energy doing a myriad of tasks such as technical support, business development, marketing, searching for our first office space, etc.

Google wave would allow us to share photos, details, voting charts about each office space, and everyone (Nick, Mateo and I) would give their $0.02 about them.

Communication has been an essential part of the company’s success whether it is with clients or between co-workers. The current office space has no internal walls to emphasize the culture of ‘openness’.  I hope to keep this aspect of the culture alive as the company grows globally. 

Written by Taka