Revenge of the Nerds: Innovative Foreigners, American Start-Ups (Enhanced DVD)
The Revenge of the Nerds: Innovative Foreigners, American Start-Ups (2012) offers an everyday account of tech geeks in Australia and the United States in their business interactions, incubator activities, and knowledge sharing sessions dedicated to the proliferation of tech innovation.
Behind every profitable tech idea has been a developer. What comes out of casual barbecues in Australia are nothing short of major ideas when tech geeks arrive on the scene. Encouraged by beer drinking and the verve of sexy social interactions, young techies are nevertheless brainstorming start-up concepts that are certain to go IPO in the very near future. Designer capabilities required to create cross-portable apps and platforms are prototyped by the end of the night.
When party locations switch, and the Asian tech geeks are invited to yet another backyard party in the heart of San Francisco, the two worlds collide, and everyone is prepared to invest in Sydney’s Jindou Lee’s next big app for the global real estate market. Illustrating that minor concepts are not marginal in performance, Lee and the other tech geeks are out to make billions at the flip of a bottle cap.
The program also looks at the criteria for angel funding opportunities of these nascent ideas. Venture capitalist George Zachary offers important insight into the funding of Twitter and other high performing geek products. The film features interviews with entrepreneurs who acknowledge that tech has made the world their oyster.