I’ve been talking with entrepreneurs a lot, since about 2008, and luckily there seem to be fewer and fewer people out there who want to make a phone app to take over the world.
For those of you left, this will hopefully put into context just how next to near impossible it is and why you’d [...]
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This deck was put together after years of seeing these things, putting these things together, and having garnered from it some personal success, i.e. getting funded. It also built off of a few decks that were passed to me by VC friends. Unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to say [...]
Whether you call is solving a developer problem, facilitating process, or giving a developer a reason to use your product, you’re still effectively marketing your goods, albeit to a bunch of cynical, tangible minded individuals.
And considering that the vast majority of developers consider themselves drastically ant-commercial, the concept of “marketing” is in all likelihood going [...]
I have to say, I effing love these things, I think they’re phenomenal and what you can do with them is really only (to use a cliche) limited by one’s own imagination.
You see, a QR code is like a little doorway into an unknown world, it holds a surprise, maybe a prize, maybe asks me to [...]
As board member of a local non profit, I sometimes get to thinking about the more theoretical aspects of non-profit governance. I’ve recently been thinking again how non profit governance applies to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in for-profit organizations and achieving common objectives.
The thing is that strategic objective alignment in NGO’s and corporations who work [...]
When deciding to venture down the road of entrepreneurship, many people will tell you that you need to define a problem, attack the problem, of course provide a solution in order to develop a viable product that tackles said problem.
Some, or really most advocates of this theory will participate in some shape or form of [...]
When you think of New Orleans the first things that typically pop into head are Mardi Gras, Katrina, Music, and perhaps Crawfish.
The city itself was devastated after hurricane Katrina, and in many ways what is happening in NOLA now can be described as a phoenix rising form the ashes. A vibrant start-up and technology scene [...]
Springtime Startups and the Road to Austin
The snow has melted and each following days bring with it that extra little bit of warmth signaling that spring is almost here, and with the arrival of spring comes SXSW (South by South West), an annual conference held in Austin Texas that meshes interactive, music, and film all [...]
LBS (Location Based Services) are taking off like wildfire, from your foursquares, to gowallas, loopts, to the newly revamped google latitude (well overdue mind you), it seems that LBS is here to stay. After all, now that a large portion of the population owns devices which allow for location based content delivery, this seems natural.
What can I say, I love trying out new apps, and I especially enjoy trying out new love location-based service (LBS) apps – except it is, when they get it completely and horribly wrong.
There’s little doubt that in the coming years location based services and augmented reality will shape the way we interact with our [...]