Everyone wants a Y Combinator in their town. I’d love to see one in Miami or other cities not known for being startup hubs, like Chicago. I see a huge demand here for it in Miami, but I have heavy doubts whether it could work. I ran a poll about it to gauge interest. New York City won, which I actually think is outside of the thoughts and commentary of this post. They could be able to pull it off. Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, often argues that seed funding is not a regional business as well. First off, most investors who want to start a YC for their geographical area want to do so to help entrepreneurs and that city as a whole. Most startups can get off the ground with $15-20k and a good group of advisors. It wouldn’t be as standing as YC, but that’s fine. For…Continue Reading
It’s not about creating another “discovery” or “search engine” to find music. There are tons of those and each one of those can only incrementally help artists. They are solutions meant to help the consumer/fan better enjoy music. We need more solutions that help the artists achieve their goals and reach existing+new potential fans.
Disclaimer: I’m not a nutrionist or certified health professional. This is what worked for me and people asked to share it. It may work better, worse, or entirely different for you. On the flip side, I have been exercising/working out consistently for the past 10 years. I also used to train for powerlifting and then bodybuilding. Preface As an entrepreneur, you gain weight. It sucks. You’re stuck behind a computer most of the day and you’re often eating more than you should. Stress also adds to your weight. Jason Nazar, CEO of DocStoc, talks about it here. Growing up I was always in great shape via training hard and maintaining low body fat (usually 5% or so). So over the past 2-3 years, while running Publictivity I gained more weight than I should have. I wasn’t fat by any means, but I wasn’t in the shape I once was. In…Continue Reading
A while ago… okay a little over three months ago Paul Graham (also known by many of us on Hacker News as PG) posted an article called “Can You Buy a Silicon Valley?” It was an interesting look into what it might take to economically recreate Silicon Valley in another geographical area, and make it a startup hotbed. Money can certainly attract talent, and make a city a much more attractive area to do business as a startup. There’s one thing that money can’t buy, and that’s Legacy. Legacy is the reason that Silicon Valley has become what it is today. Legacy continues the cycle in Silicon Valley and allows the next generation of startups to flourish. One company has a moderately decent success and it spawns off a whole new wave of startups. You eventually see the rise of what some have started to call “Mafias”. Mafias in the…Continue Reading