Tag: startup

Tools for your startup

Tools for your startup

| February 25, 2010 | Reply

Here is a post by Sean P Aune on 10 helpful tools that can help your startup. I've personally used 99Designs and DropBox, and we are reviewing a couple of the other customer service tools for use on the TakeLessons Music Lessons site.   Lots of good tools from file sharing to storage to email. 10 […]

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Mint CEO Aaron Patzer discusses how to start a startup

Mint CEO Aaron Patzer discusses how to start a startup

| October 8, 2009 | Reply

I found this presentation on TechCrunch and Vator.TV. If you’re doing a startup, you’ll like this… Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on Startups from Techcrunch on Vimeo.

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San Diego Tech Company MojoPages on $5mm raise

San Diego Tech Company MojoPages on $5mm raise

| July 1, 2009 | Reply

Congrats to our friends over at Mojo Pages on a new $5mm raise. I believe their enhanced model of providing a white-label solution to news sites is timely and needed. Jon Carder and the team have been working hard on the site for a few years and this vote of confidence is a good sign […]

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Seeking Venture Funding? Have a Clear Understanding of your Financials

Seeking Venture Funding? Have a Clear Understanding of your Financials

| May 28, 2009 | Reply

Recently, I've discovered the blog of Robert Ochtel. He's an author and a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. He's also raised over $50 million for his businesses, and started VentureBlue, a national Angel network. And, he's just up the road in Carlsbad, CA. Robert wrote a post explaining why entrepreneurs should be comforatble […]

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27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

| May 26, 2009 | Reply

Here's a fun post to start off your shortened work week on the right foot. It was written by our good friends Mel and Michelle of Artistic Hub. They do design contests for corporations. Here's a pic of their 'corporate office'. It reminds me how fun it is to do a startup, struggle with people […]

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Speaking Event: San Diego Young Entrepreneurs Slide Show

Speaking Event: San Diego Young Entrepreneurs Slide Show

| May 13, 2009 | Reply

I had a great time at the San Diego Young Entreprenuers meeting yestday at the offices of DLA Piper. Cliff Currie and Robert Reyes are the hosts and founders of StartUpCicle (follow them on Twitter). Their idea is to be able to help startups get together, feed off each other's ideas, and watch young businesses […]

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Venture Hacks — Thoughts on Adam Smith’s Letter to Graduating Y Combinator Companies

Venture Hacks — Thoughts on Adam Smith’s Letter to Graduating Y Combinator Companies

| August 10, 2007 | Reply

Venture Hacks has great commentary on Adam Smith’s letter to Y Combinator companies. Y Combinator is a mini-incubator that focuses on getting very early-stage companies access to seed money, technical and business advice, and other things that help raise the probability of getting to market. One particularly enlightening part of the post included the discussion […]

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The Journey…

The Journey…

| August 2, 2007 | Reply

Here’s an opening quote from Steven Gary Blank, taken from his book, “The Four Steps to the Epiphany“: “All new companies and new products begin with an almost mythological vision – a hope of what could be, with a goal that few others can see. It’s this bright and burning vision that differentiates the entrepreneur […]

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