Category: Starting Up

for the tl;dr – 1)Create a mailchimp mailing list for those you want to stay in contact. 2)Once a month (or whichever frequency works for you) send an email with a personal touch and ask that people reply with their latest happenings. 3)Create an email address to easily auto-subscribe new contacts to the email list. […]

This past week, I started my first week of 50 coffee dates. In my previous post, I was not excited about any of the coffee dates. In the past, these meetings have been somewhat blah. We meet — then talk around each other for an hour — then promise to connect again — but never […]

This morning I had a customer discovery interview…(I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but in short: I’m working on a new independent project and working with foodies all day)…ok, back to the blog post. So, this morning I had a customer discovery interview with a small grocery owner for said project. During the […]

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post, titled “Art Incubators: How Libraries Offer More Than Books.” The article highlights a project called Library as Incubator that focuses on using libraries as a community resource which support and allow collaboration with artists. The Library as Incubator Project appears to be focus on […]

It’s 4am and the insomnia has me for yet other night. There’s so many things left to do, and I’ve already exhausted the given 24 hours in this day. With the never ending list of things to do, things to learn, coupled with a family illness and other extreme family dysfunctions, the stress level is […]

I often receive emails or view posts of the flavor, “I have an idea, I don’t know how to code, now what?” This is my response for those who are curious about starting an web-based or software startup. (in no particular order) Start Building Startup Weekend Find a local hackathon Google Lean Startup   Customer […]

Normally, I already fall in the category of ‘conscious spender’ or some may say cheap. However, I’ve become even more conscious since leaving the job. The first and most important step I took was cutting my living expense in half by moving in with roommates. This week I decide to make another extreme move and […]

 I usually try not to duplicate content, especially as most social media streams are filled with some tribute to Steve Jobs or quote by Steve Jobs. However, the impact he has had on this society as an innovator, visionary, and leader is phenomenal. And to be honest, I never read any of the books written […]

Its been two weeks since leaving the part-time work and being able to focus on the startup full-time. The harsh reality of business building has approached fast. The single phrase to describe the past two weeks would be described as pivots and moments of insanity. Despite the cute novelty of having a view of recent […]