Entries tagged "Startup"

When I was a kid, in the 60's, when there were hippies, the saying amongst the youthful counter culture.... "Don't trust anyone under 30." Then one day, unlike Jimmy Hendrix and Janice Joplin, the Beatles and many other survivors of the 60's turned 30, raising the bar of trust. Well folks, Read More

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Startup Investors are like boat owners, your two happiest days are when you buy a stake in the company and when you sell that stake... or unfortunately when that boat sinks. Here are the 5 signs that the day you bought is going to be happier than the day you Read More

posted in category Culture

For sometime I’ve been struggling with the Startup Industrial Complex’s definition of Awesome. It would seem that if you are part of the non-discriminating tech press, which pretty much means every tech rag, if you're a tech "journalist" you believe every startup is awesome. The bar of awesomeness seems as simple Read More

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There’s been an assload of co-working spaces added to DCTech in the past couple of years and in the last year I’ve visited most of these spaces. All of them have advantages from great location, to certain amenities, to design, and convenience. Here’s my assessment and impressions of the spaces. Significant Read More

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You’re a proud parent of a new gorgeous baby girl. She’s beautiful, she’s brilliant (compared to the other babies in the Hospital Nursery). That’s it, you’ve won! You’ve worked for 2 to 3 months to get pregnant. You made sure you ate the right foods, you learned how to breath Read More

posted in category Execution

From Today's March 18th Baltimore Business Journal, The CEO of a Baltimore-area health information startup said his company is joining a business accelerator in Kansas City, Mo., in part because it couldn’t gain much traction from investors in the Baltimore area more interested in putting their money into ed-tech startups, cyber Read More

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There are more than a few false beleifs that first time founders painfully learn are not true. Here are five lessons that are more easily learned in print than in practice. 1.    Pursue Your Passion – Pursue your passion as long as you are a multi-millionaire or your passion is bankable. If Read More

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People often say to me, “you’re not as mean in person as you are online.” I’d argue, because I always argue….right? I’d argue that I’m the same guy in bits as I am in person, but maybe I write in the wrong font. Maybe I need a more empathetic or comical font. It is said Read More

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Here ya go @StevenOverly, How's this for positive? No #DCTech Startups (1776 not a startup) is worse than Clinkle! businessinsider.com/inside-story-o…