startup communities

Can You Do An MVP For Your Life?

I had to come to Hong Kong to go to my first Barcamp. The timing was perfect — I arrived less than a week before to run Startup Bootcamp so it was a perfect time to meet more people. And everyone in the bootcamp attended for at least part of the day. After attending a […]

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Random factoid about Cluetrain Manifesto and URL longevity

Here’s something I put together while on hold on the phone. Everyone remember “The Cluetrain Manifesto”? I came across a copy of the book a couple days ago, full of references to “electronic mail.” After the 12 years or so the book has been out I wondered what the longevity was of the URLs they […]

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Are pitch events eating your brain?

Startup pitch events are an important way to hear about other businesses and learn how to talk about your work, but many events could be improved by a little preparation. Too many events have judges who haven’t taken the time to learn about the startups they are judging. This could be because the organizer didn’t […]

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What startups can learn from the May 21 Judgment Day group (the greatest startup marketing campaign I’ve ever seen)

(And they did it during NYC TechCrunch Disrupt, too!)   The greatest marketing stunt I ever saw came from a fundamentalist religious group called Family Radio. I knew about these guys over a year before Judgment Day (received a flier from a convert) but I was amazed at how much awareness they eventually got for […]

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Why startup events are bad for you

Any given day in NYC (where I live), there are 10 – 20 startup related events. If you didn’t want to talk to any non-startup people each day, you could probably do all of your socializing at startup events, too. It’s natural for people who spend most of their waking hours working on a startup […]

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