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Show #82 Ash Maurya: the one person lean startup

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This week Bob and Pat wrap up our interview with Ash Maurya about applying Lean Startup practices to a one person startup for fun and profit, testing your startup, how to pivot if you are not getting results and more.

Ash is both a leading light in the Lean Startup movement and is the founder of BoxCloud.com, CloudFire.com and CloudStack.com.

And a quick word about our sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

Download Show #82 here: Show #82 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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, Senior Developer

September 20, 2010 at 7:11 am

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Show #81 Ash Maurya: Effective Startup Market Research

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This week in the first of a two-part podcast, Bob and Pat talk with Ash Maurya about both the Lean Startup theory and the gritty details of how and why you should do market research before you start cranking out code. If you’ve never done market research for your startup, you are going to want to take notes – this is what you need to hear, and do. Ash is both a leading light in the Lean Startup movement and is the founder of BoxCloud.com, CloudFire.com and CloudStack.com.

Apologies for not having a show the past two weeks: work demands and family issues for both Bob and Pat got in the way. Now that things are somewhat back to normal, we will be taking steps to make sure there’s a new Startup Success Podcast every Monday afternoon (PT).

And a quick word about our sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

Download Show #81 here: Show #81 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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September 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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Show #80 Josh Clark, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

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This week Bob and Pat talk with interface designer and author Josh Clark. Josh’s new book, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, is a truly excellent analysis and playbook for writing not just great iPhone apps, but great mobile apps.

Josh shares with us his insights, design framework and experience on the software frontier that is mobile app development. If a iPhone or mobile app is the heart of your startup, you do not want to miss this interview.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

Download Show #80 here: Show #80 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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August 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

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Show #79 Facebook for Startups – Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive

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This week Bob interviews Victoria Ransom, co-founder of Wildfire Interactive. Wildfire is in the business of designing interactive Facebook promotions and contests for large companies, small firms and startups.

Victoria does an excellent job explaining what Facebook can do for your startup, what it’s going to take to get sales results out of social media interaction, the phases of interaction your startup will go through building its social network and lots more. If you want to a clear social media roadmap for your startup, listen to this interview. Three times.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #79 here: Show #79 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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August 12, 2010 at 9:23 am

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Show #78 Mike Beaty, CEO of RedCritter

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Mike Beaty, CEO of RedCritter. RedCritter turns Microsoft Outlook into a platform for Silverlight applications tapping web-based functionality: from YouTube and Google Docs to Basecamp to a company’s web app to whatever you want to add. RedCritter is free to Outlook users.

Mike, Patrick and Bob discuss the economics of building a platform, getting new software into the enterprise, addressing the system integrator market, providing IT enterprise with what they need and more.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #78 here: Show #78 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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August 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

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Show #77 Jordan Ritter, CTO and Founder of CloudCrowd

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Jordan Ritter, CTO of CloudCrowd, a new kind of cloudsourced labor service. What do you have when you build a system that can take typical business tasks, break them into small units of work, including quality control, and let the cloud provide labor as needed and at cost? It’s not outsourcing, and it’s not crowdsourcing, it’s an Internet-based labor operating system.

In this fascinating discussion with Jordan (co-founded of Napster and Cloudmark), we get a glimpse of what the future of global work might become: where each of us act as our own labor exchange, offering a multitude of services and quantified reputations within the cloud to the world at large.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #77 here: Show #77 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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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July 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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Show #76 Shawna Pandya, Co-Founder of CiviGuard

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Shawna Pandya, Co-Founder of CiviGuard. What if your smartphone could save your life in a disaster? That’s the ambitious and laudable goal of CiviGuard, a startup getting traction disrupting the established limits of how technology, governments, disasters and survivors interact.

Disasters happen – yet the fundamental technologies public agencies use in emergencies hasn’t changed in a substantial way in 20+ years. How can a city use mobile technology to save lives? If you’ve ever lived through a major earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or terrorist attack, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #76 here: Show #76 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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, Senior Developer

July 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

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