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Show #39: Bob Walsh, StartupToDo.com

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In this week’s show, in a burst of shameless self promotion, Pat interviews Bob about his newly launched StartupToDo.com – a training and productivity community for startups and microISVs.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

September 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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Show #38: Gabriel Torok, PreEmptive Solutions

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Gabriel Torok, founder and president of PreEmptive Solutions, a Java and .Net obfuscator company that’s going in a new direction: instrumenting your software so you can really see how customers use your app without running afoul of privacy concerns. Gabriel has some excellent advice for startups in general; this is one episode not to miss.

Bob shares a secret you can use too, and Patrick gets on the prototyping bandwagon with Microsoft SketchFlow.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

September 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Show #37: Ginevra Kirkland, Six Apart Community Manager

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Ginevra Kirkland, Six Apart Community Manager, about how to care for, nurture, advocate for and grow an online social community. Ginevra has been a Community Manager at Six Apart (makers of the TypePad blogging service) for over five years and is way ahead of nearly all of us on the Social Media curve.

Bob warns of a terrible temptation put in front of startup founders, and Pat explains the power and significance of a single word for startup founders: “no”.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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  • Exclusive! Ginevra kindly provided listeners of this podcast the discount code STARTUP09 for 15% off any TypePad account (old or new)

Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

September 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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Show #36: Michael Grosse on Startup Cash Management

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Michael Grosse, First Vice President – Wealth Management, of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on the realities, perils and opportunities that come with startup funding. This is a whole new level of play for most developers, and Michael gets down to specifics of what happens after you get the money.

Bob talks about the advantages and reasons for doing a closed private beta, and Pat points out another nice Microsoft BizSpark benefit – BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 @ Boston Oct. 5th.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

September 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm