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Archive for August 2009

Show #35: Matt Mickiewicz of 99designs

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Matt Mickiewicz, founder of 99designs. 99designs is shaking up the graphic arts industry for emerging and established companies. Matt candidly talks about how 99designs is structured, their strategic direction, and how a crowdsourced business works. Matt’s also the cofounder of SitePoint – a leading IT/graphics site.

Bob talks about why you don’t want to make the mistake he did, and Pat points to how to turn your PC into a multi-os platform and getting your product ready for Windows 7.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

August 31, 2009 at 11:06 am

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Show #34: Nathaniel Talbott of Spreedly

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This week Bob talks with Nathaniel Talbott, founder of Spreedly, a subscription management service for startups. If your startup works with subscriptions instead of sales, managing those subscriptions quickly turns into a major undertaking. Nathaniel talks about how Spreedly came about, how he bootstrapped from consulting to startup, one way to keep partner disagreements to a minimum, and more.

Bob talks about why you need to be read in on the Free economy, and Pat shares both a recommended book on making your message stick and tips for web designers on the .NET platform.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

August 24, 2009 at 10:55 am

Show #33: Jeff Haynie of Appcelerator

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Jeff Haynie, founder of Appcelerator, an open-source web technology for building native code desktop, mobile and web applications. Jeff explains the technology behind Appcelerator, why it’s Open Source licensed and his startup’s strategy for making money.

Bob has a few sites you should keep in mind when you launch, and Pat has a personal story to share about putting all this into perspective.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

August 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Show #32: Max Ventilla of Aardvark

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Max Ventilla, cofounder of Aardvark (http://vark.com), your new best IM friend that can answer your toughest, most specific questions. Max discusses how Aardvark is designed to tap the power of your social network to connect you to people who have answers for your questions and shares his insights on how to build a successful ($7.5 million in funding) startup.

Bob shares a tip on 5 ways to find supporters for your startup – you are going to need them. Pat is off this week.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

August 11, 2009 at 8:05 am

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Show #31: Jay Cincotta and Kendall Miller of Gibraltar Software

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This week Bob talks to Jay Cincotta and Kendall Miller about their launch of Gibraltar Software. Jay and Kendall explain how they came to decide to do a startup, how their using Twitter to publicize it, finding companies to partner with and more.

Gibraltar collects, analyzes and visualizes errors, system events, computer configuration details and .NET trace messages to let you create a customer experience improvement program (CEIP) as well as streamlining internal testing, beta testing and product support of .NET desktop and web applications.

Pat is off this week, giving Bob an opportunity to shamelessly plug his new book, The Web Startup Success Guide and to mention you can pick up Chapter 6 – Social Media and your Startup free from Apress.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

August 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm