UW VeloCity Evolving

 Some rights reserved by Вεη December 31, 2011 marked the end of my reign as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) at UW VeloCity. The VeloCity residence announced a new leadership team before Christmas Holiday. I’m still affiliated, I’m still an alumni and I’m still an avid supporter. I was lucky enough to spend 6 months with the students and their […]

Viagra for Startups

How to Pitch a VC (aka Startup Viagra: How to Give a VC a Hard-On) View more presentations from Dave Mcclure. Startups read this. Great Companies Dave McClure has a great pitch presentation. It’s all about the information that investors, VCs in particular, want to see. It’s a great summary about how investors want to […]

Software, support & visibility

It’s funny, I’ve asked about startups building on .NET in the past. And with the development of programs like BizSpark the continued support of events like StartupCampMontreal and Founders & Funders, and yesterday’s funding announcement at Xobni, there a number of new opportunities for startups to get access to free software and exposure. “Microsoft Blue […]

The battle for local

Lost Remote has a great description of the pending battle for local attention and advertising. It’s a great summary of the challenges and opportunities for each media outlet. Television Newspapers Radio “GYM” aka Google/Yahoo/Microsoft et al. Craigslist and paid classifieds Pure play locals City guides Yellow pages and other directories Alt weeklies and local magazines […]

A Microsoft venture fund

Kevin Merritt has a great suggestion for creating a Microsoft venture fund. This is not new, I wrote about my displeasure with the proposed Yahoo! deal back. Kevin has thought about a YCombinator-esque microfunding model. A three person team comprised of Ray Ozzie, Don Dodge and Dare Obasanjo would be the investment committee. Anyone can […]

Links for 2008-06-11

This is posted from ecto, which is a perfectly fine editor, but it’s no Live Writer, looks like I need to auto-run Parallels. Bumptop beta invite I received my Bumptop invitation last night. And it looks like I’m not alone, Connor Turner published his experiences running it under XP. I haven’t read the requirements yet, […]

Canadians at YCombinator

Wow, at least 2 Canadians were accepted to this session of Y Combinator in Cambridge, MA. It looks like Y Combinator program is becoming the MBA program for entrepreneurs. Graduate from a degree program, work for a couple or 3 years, and then decide to start a company and get the unbridled focus offered by […]

What would you do with $44 Billion?

Forty four billion dollars! It’s a huge sum of money. It’s a lot of money to pay to create Pepsi (apparently I prefer Coke). Others have provided their analysis of the deal. There is a mad rush to create a true competitor to Google in the rapidly growing online advertising market and now that a […]