Posts Tagged ‘PDC’
This week Bob and Pat talk with Sramana Mitra; technology entrepreneur, Silicon Valley strategy consultant, blogger and author of Entrepreneur Journeys, Volume 2 – Weapon of Mass Reconstruction. We talk with Sramana about the startup founders she’s interviewed, the right way to raise money, the state of startups today and much more.
Bob talks about taming the Info Beast – a excerpt from his The Web Startup Success Guide coming out in July and Pat talks about Microsoft conferences.
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URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast:
- The Web Startup Success Guide.
- Entrepreneur Journeys (Volume Two) Bootstrapping, Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction
- Sramana Mitra’s blog is at http://www.sramanamitra.com.
- Sramana Mitra’s articles at Forbes.com.
- 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.
- PDC 2008 Recorded Sessions.
In our third show, Pat and I discuss the impact on startups and microISVs of various announcements at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC). This is strategic, important stuff, whether or not you’re Microsoft-centric.
Also, I interview Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill, Senior Vice President for the consulting firm Accretive Solutions on the basic financial and accounting knowledge every microISV and startup needs. Accretive Solutions has provided accounting, financial and other consulting services to over 500 startups, and Mairtini’s insight is something you won’t find via Google.
If you are going to make money, accounting and financing are things you need to at least know the basics of. This podcast interview with Mairtini will get you started; this webcast (sponsored by Microsoft) is the extended play version if you will.
Quick note: Tomorrow I wrap up the Startup 101 webcast series with a talk with the founders -Mark Morrison, CEO and Ian Clemens, CTO – of IDV Solutions, an enterprise software company that began as a microISV and has grown to 45 employees in just 4 years. Sign up here – it’s free. It’s live at 9am PDT, Oct. 31st and the recorded version will be available a day later at the ISV Innovation site.
(Since these two segments are about 20 minutes each, we skipped the microISV and Microsoft tips.)
What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!
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URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.