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7/26/11

7/26/11

Good morning, All,

The 1st SOS 1-1 will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd and here’s how it works: We invite a seed/angel/early stage investor to come meet with you. The investor will do his or her presentation, letting you know what sort of investments they make and what the sweet spot is; then you have an opportunity to ask question, then meet him or her, one-on-one. We will start with a single guest early stage/angel investor and our first guest is Aaron Price from DFJGotham (and host of the perpetually sold-out Hoboken Tech Meetup). We’re keeping it informal which means, yes, there will also be a barbeque, and our thanks to our bbq sponsors, the 1099partners.com, who will also be there to talk to you about their services – and they’re always open to meeting new potential 1099partners.com consultants. Hope to see you there. To register: http://sos1-1.eventbrite.com/ We will do more in future, we will be incorporating technology so that non-New Yorkers can also participate and have 1-1s with the investors, too, so stay tuned!

Early bird rate still available for our next EW-SOS-ER Terrace Party, August 16th! Over 420 of you turned up to our last one, including 7 VCs; 2 superangels; 6 angels and 2 banks. To register: http://terraceparty.eventbrite.com/ Read More...

7/19/11

7/19/11

Good morning, All,

The inaugural SOS 1-1/(one on one) barbeque, Monday, July 25th, (http://bit.ly/nO4zHI) and here’s how it works: All startups need one thing. Besides help. And money. We need access to investors. So every month or so, we’ll have a gathering and invite a seed/angel/early stage investor to come meet with you. The investor will do his or her presentation, letting you know what sort of investments they make and what the sweet spot is; then you have an opportunity to ask question, then meet him or her, one-on-one. You’re also free to network with each other, while waiting  your turn for your 1-1, and everyone who wants an opportunity to talk to the investor, will have one. We will start with a single guest early stage/angel investor and our first guest is Aaron Price from DFJGotham (and host of the perpetually sold-out Hoboken Tech Meetup. We’re keeping it informal which means, yes, there will also be a barbeque. Since we know some of you may want a few minutes of 1-1 time with Aaron and some of you might just want to come out for some bbq on a beautiful summer night, all are welcome and both types of tickets are available. Hope to see you there, and it’s less than a week away. To register: http://bit.ly/nO4zHI. We will do more in future, and hope to have a couple of angels/early stage investors available who cover different verticals, and we will be incorporating technology so that non-New Yorkers can also participate and have 1-1s with the investors, so stay tuned! We do try to be inclusive.

Over 420 of you turned up to our terrace party last week, including 7 VCs representing $5B in capital; 2 superangels; 6 angels and 2 banks. So we’re giving you early warning this time: the next terrace party will be August 16th, so register now for the early bird rate! http://terraceparty.eventbrite.com/ Read More...

7/12/11

7/12/11

Good morning, All,

Find A Cofounder is tonight and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there. It’s summer’s first big outdoor party at a 4000 square foot terrace overlooking the Hudson. Come find a cofounder for your startup. Network with fellow entrepreneurs and investors. Enjoy the views and a cold brew at sunset. Sponsored by EW, SOS and ER. RSVP: http://findacofounder2011.eventbrite.com/ To all of the SOS members who volunteered for this evening: Thank you! Others out there: there’s still time to volunteer (hello@startuponestop.com and any and all help is appreciated!).

So we’re starting SOS 1-1 (One on One) and here’s how it works:
Every month or so, we’ll have a gathering and invite a seed/angel/early stage investor to come meet with you. The investor will do his or her presentation, letting you know what sort of investments they make and what the sweet spot is; then you have an opportunity to ask question, then meet him or her, one-on-one. You’re also free to network with each other, while waiting to get the investor’s ear, and everyone who wants an opportunity to talk to the investor, will have one. It’s more an elevator pitch than office hours, and you can always follow up at a later time. Our job is to make the introductions. We may do a special mailing when details are all finalized, or it’ll be posted next week, so stay tuned. Our first guest will be Aaron Price from DFJGotham, and organizer extraordinaire of the Hoboken Tech Meetup, which we did not post this week, since it’s waitlist only. Gotta be fast to get into that one! And we did give you advance notice. Read More...

7/5/11

7/5/11

Good morning, All,

Heads up: Our next Find A Cofounder is Tuesday, July 12th and it’ll be under the stars. Yes, it’s summer’s first big outdoor party at a 4000 square foot terrace overlooking the Hudson. Come find a cofounder for your startup. Network with fellow entrepreneurs and investors. Enjoy the views and a cold brew at sunset. And it’s free to entrepreneurs and developers and an EW, SOS and ER co-event. Oh, coincidentally, it falls on the same night/same time as Feed-A-Cofounder, and yes, we are looking for someone to sponsor the food. Feel free to contact us (hello@startuponestop.com). You will be featured in our next newsletter and at the event –  and you’ll be making many a hungry attendee happy! To RSVP: http://findacofounder2011.eventbrite.com/

As we all know by now, GOOG went social in a big way last week with google+. (Does that strike anyone besides us as a bit oxymoron?) Mashable spelled out some (early) pros and cons: http://on.mash.to/j7PAIc MySpace founder Tom Anderson also chimed in with his feelings on the launch http://bit.ly/mSn0iF Google’s a big company with a huge footprint and an enormous suite of products. Early reports are already predicting the demise of twitter, facebook, linkedin, quora (can foursquare be far behind?) and half the marine life on the planet. One major problem/irritation from reports we’ve gotten is that people anywhere can add you, seemingly almost randomly. So, is social media a numbers game, or is it about meaningful relationships/connections?  Chris Brogan, who spent some time checking it out, offers the Google+50, a list to get you thinking about a bunch of different possibilities: http://bit.ly/klNELs Is the social/war for eyeballs on? Facebook Blocks Friends Exporter Plugin (a chrome extention): http://on.mash.to/kR2S2Q; Google Disables Realtime Search – Will Replace Twitter with Google+: http://bit.ly/kJ97Cx
It’s still early days and the votes – and the upgrades – aren’t all in yet, so we can only watch and wait. And at the end of the day, decide just how much more personal information we want GOOG to have on us, after all. And how much more of our online real estate – and decisions on search results – we want to further cede to the behemoth. Onward and forward. Read More...

7/3/11

7/3/11

Good morning, All, and we hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

It’s raining here in NYC and the SOS barbeque will now take place tomorrow, July 4th. Come join us for beer, burgers (yes, there will be tequila as well) a dip in the pool – and feel free to bring friends. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous day tomorrow, so if you’re back early from your holiday weekend, come join! If you’re heading down to see the fireworks, stop by first for some food and conversation.  RSVP: http://bit.ly/kIgxae

And remember: if you have anything to add to Tuesday’s newsletter, you still have time. Post your wants, needs, news and questions to www.startuponestop.com. No matter where in the world you may be. Read More...

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