Good morning, All, and after baking last week, we’re barbequing this week! Yes, 1099partners.com is once again treating SOS members to a Bastille Day burgers and beer in the backyard. Relax in the great outdoors and yes, you also get to pitch to 1099partners.com.1099ers is a unique service that assists technology companies with senior-level, on-demand talent and support. The 1099 team are not “between jobs” consultants but rather executives who can execute and obtain results by leveraging their experience and vast network of contacts to help take your company to the next level. For more information feel free to email them at info@1099partners.com. Or, come to the barbeque and meet them and fellow SOS members. Do wear comfortable shoes. Grey poupon will be available. Wednesday, July 14 (mais oui) – 243 West 75th Street, Suite B. Register here http://bit.ly/bE8k7A (and sorry about giving the wrong link last week) or email us at hello@startuponestop.com. Startup friends are welcome, but we do need a headcount. 6.15 pm – 9.30 or so.

‘Find-A-Cofounder II’ takes place Monday, July 26 at Hudson Terrace, and the early bird rate is still available. Bonin Bough (PepsiCo) will open the evening and talk about PepsiCo’s new startup venture initiative. There will be a panel discussion featuring David Rose (New York Angels), Peter Shankman (Help A Reporter Out) and Michelle Madhok (shefinds.com). Then some of you will get a chance to pitch your startup. Then network and – find a co-founder! And who knows who else you might find in the room… RSVP: http://findacofounder2.eventbrite.com/

If you’d like to sponsor the event – or the SOS Newsletter or your own SOS event – please feel free to contact us at hello@startuponestop.com. Any and all contributions are always welcome!

Pop quiz:

What were the 4 or 5 key decisions Larry Page and Sergey Brin made in the early days of Google?

• Realizing that search was important.
• Focusing on speed.
• Maintaining corporate control.
• Focusing on the user experience and deferring revenue.
• Scaling out computation over a large number of cheap computers.
• Hiring very smart people.

Thought that might help as a focus, and speaking of help, yes, it’s that time again and help is on the way…

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