The Ultralight Startup
The Ultralight Starup

The Ultralight Startup shows you don't need an MBA, a trust fund, or even experience running your own company to become a star in the tech world. The Ultralight Startup is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide that will prepare any entrepreneur for success. Learn how to raise money, launch a product, get covered on TechCrunch, and the secrets behind companies like Onswipe, Foursquare, Twitter, Dropbox, Mint, and more.

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18 Oct

How I Pitched @TechCrunch And 13 Ways To Get Press When You Launch Your Startup

How I Pitched @TechCrunch And 13 Ways To Get Press When You Launch Your Startup

TweetI outlined 16 must have customer acquisitions techniques for startups in a post last month. One of the most important techniques comes in the form of Public Relations and I think it’s important enough to warrant its own article. PR is how you launch companies, build buzz, and get valuable attention that ranks well above […]

30 Sep

Answering The “Should I Go To College/Drop Out?” Question For Young Entrepreneurs

Answering The “Should I Go To College/Drop Out?” Question For Young Entrepreneurs

TweetThere’s a common question brought up in the entrepreneurial community that goes something like this: “Should I go to college?” or “Should I drop out of college?” It’s even the subject of a good analysis by Vivek Wadhwa over at Techcrunch. . I’ve seen the question pop up often enough, it’s certainly an important one, […]

17 Sep

How To Go From Idea To Launching With Paying Customers In 8 Steps

How To Go From Idea To Launching With Paying Customers In 8 Steps

TweetQuick Personal Update: I just started writing with Dharmesh at OnStartups.  I’m completely honored to be contributing there.  You can check out my first post: Lessons Learned From Startup Bootcamp 2010. A good portion of my writing will be going on there along with the awesome posts that Dharmesh has been delivering to a great […]

03 Sep

16 Ways Your Startup Needs To Be Getting Customers

16 Ways Your Startup Needs To Be Getting Customers

TweetEarlier this week there was a post about an entrepreneur losing 4 million dollars in sales due to his reliance upon Google as their primary sales+distribution channel. The same problem faces Demand Media with their IPO, Zynga with diversifying beyond Facebook, and many other startups that are primarily platform plays dependent upon the mercy of […]

25 Aug

What To Look For In A Technical Co-Founder

What To Look For In A Technical Co-Founder

TweetThis is the second part of a two part series of posts. The first post was entitled What To Look For In A Business Co-Founder. It seems that potential technical cofounders are approached by business cofounders a lot more than business cofounders are approached by technical cofounders. I thought about why that was after writing […]