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Month: March 2011

3/29/11

3/29/11

Good morning, All,

It’s Tuesday, April 26th and yes, it’s (finally) another SOS gathering. We wish it could be a barbeque in the backyard, but, well, soon enough and in the meantime, blame it on the groundhog. On Digital Media will be there to interview some of you – and they’ll memorialize your elevator pitches on video, so bring your best face. Details to come next week. Oh, and then you can post your elevator pitches in the newsletter. We love it when a plan comes together!

We have a lot of new members today, so welcome, and brief intro for you: the newsletter is here to help – you. Feel free to post what you need, be it people, office space, legal advice, hosting suggestions, beta testers – go for it. You’re also welcome to post what you have to offer: services, for example, or if you’re organizing an event. Finally, you can do your elevator pitch. Keep it brief and whether you’re looking for funding or feedback – let us know. Read More...

3/22/11

3/22/11

Good morning, All,

What a week, eh? The supermoon on Saturday evening (http://bit.ly/gXsVP8) and if you missed it, you won’t be able to see it again until 2029; war #3 in Libya and the battle between Michael Yavonditte (hashable) and the press (How Not to Interact with the Press: http://bit.ly/ii7oWi). Onward and forward:

Deadlines! Read More...

3/15/11

3/15/11

Good morning, All, and a very happy St. Patrick’s Day to you this week as well.

So, have you noticed how nice and quiet it is in town this week with the kids all away at South By? If you’re in town tonight, stop in for the Third Annual NxNYC at the Empire Room, Empire State Building – and there will be free appetizers. Did you notice how many South By tweets were free-food related? The ones that weren’t drinking related of course, and having dutifully followed our buds – via twitter, of course – since their arrivals at AUS, and despite the fact that we’ve never been there, we now know Austin party location like the back of our hand and will not be ordering Tex-Mex again any time soon. But hope to see you tonight at NxNYC:  7 pm – 10. http://nxnyc2011.eventbrite.com

Tick tick tick: Applications for the DreamIt Ventures Summer Program are due tomorrow! Where does the time go? Oh, that’s right, we just lost an hour:
Up to $25,000 of seed funding per company. ($5,000 plus $5,000 for each founding team member (up to four) who will be onsite for the program).
Introductions to VCs and angel investors and an opportunity to pitch to dozens of them at Demo Day
A weekly Speaker Series and regular check-ins with your Mentors and the DreamIt Managing Partners
Apply as a company or as an individual: http://www.dreamitventures.com/apply/ Read More...

3/8/11

3/8/11

Good morning, All, and speaking of carnivals, yes, SXSW does start this week and wondering what you to do, if you’re not Austin-bound? NxNYC! It’s the Third Annual, and not only does it take place in the Empire Room in the Empire State Building – you also have a much better shot at grabbing the new iPad, since almost all of the other early adopters will be in Austin, tweeting, drunk and looking like ridiculous in cowboy boots. It happens Tuesday, March 15, 7 pm – 10. Free appetizers, drink specials. http://nxnyc2011.eventbrite.com/

For those of you who are going: Top 10 questions (and answers) on how Startups should navigate SXSW: http://on.mash.to/ihNUjh And an Austinpreneur’s Guide for you: http://bit.ly/h1wsIQ For the rest of us, from Doctor Disruptive, The Top 10 Reasons I’m NOT Going to SXSW http://bit.ly/frKans

If you want to wait a couple of weeks and head a bit farther North: AccelerateMTL (yes, that’s Montreal) on bringing together C100iNovia Capital, Real Ventures and BDC Venture Capital, not to mention Brad Feld, Dave McClure, Howard Lindzon on March 31st – with skiing to follow on April 1st. Really. http://bit.ly/fGjMR3 And it is drivable. Done it. More than once. Read More...

3/1/11

3/1/11

Good morning, All, and thank you for coming out for our Find A Cofounder – and for drinks afterwards. We always love to see you!

First, the SXSW party list, for those of you who’ll be there, which unfortunately, we won’t be. As far as we know: http://www.eventbrite.com/sxsw

Next, an important message/reminder: You all are allowed to post elevator pitches, you know. Just keep it short and sweet. We’ll leave a section there – even if there are no pitches that week, just as a heads up. We mention this because as many of you know, I’m a constant if not compulsive networker and often meet investors – many of whom join or are already on this very list – who ask me to point them towards startups in specific verticals – including some of thing this you all are doing. Since you aren’t saying anything, and why not? Happened again just this past week, and yes, we do intend to make the introduction, Jesse, and you’re welcome. So, please, do feel free to share what you’re doing, since we don’t know what everyone on the list is up to. Happy to help and happy days! You can also post for beta testers. We do get a number of those requests, usually off list, and again, feel free to share. Read More...

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