Good morning, All and first, the good news! Congratulations to list member Jack Welde, whose company Smartling recently closed its Series A financing, raising $4M from Venrock, US Venture Partners, and First Round Capital. Smartling makes it easy and affordable for internet businesses to deploy multilingual versions of their websites, via professional translators or crowdsourced translations – and Americans sometimes forget that over 70% of internet users prefer a language other than English. Ke garne? (Yes, that is Nepali and don’t ask.) Press release is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3746214.htm
Next, The Bootstrapper Summit IV (BSS IV) conference – Thursday, April 1 – is approaching! Register at:.
If you have suggestions on the start-ups that might benefit from presenting at BSS IV – or if you’re a startup who would like to present, please sign up here. Don’t forget to mention that you’re on the StartupOneStop list, as one of our member startups will be chosen to present.
Also, Startup 2010 is coming May 20! Startup 2010 a business plan competition and one-day event about entrepreneurship and digital business that will showcase 10 top startups competing for bragging rights, buzz, and a $100,000 prize. The conference is co-hosted by Silicon Alley Insider and New York University’s Stern School of Business, with support from exclusive founding sponsor General Catalyst Partners.
TICKETS on sale now! Get early-bird ticketsfor just $295. It’s free to NYU Stern students, and SAI will be providing us with a 20% discount code for SOS members. Which we will send along – and tweet – as soon as we get it.
$100,000 Prize: Ten aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their business plans in the hope of winning a $100,000 prize. The prize includes a $25,000 cash investment from General Catalyst Partners and $75,000 in goods and services ranging from:
Up to 6 months of office space in NYC at TechSpace
Legal services from Cooley, Godward, Kronish
Opportunity to launch at DEMO
And much more
ATTENTION ENTREPRENEURS: Submit your business plans now! Applications are open through April 5. [Note: While the conference will focus on mobile + content topics, applications can be for any type of digital business.]
Don’t miss this annual forum for outstanding entrepreneurs and early-stage companies to meet VCs, investors, journalists, and other members of the East Coast startup community. For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/af9KqZ
What can we say? It’s all good and now, help is on the way…