Monthly Archives: May 2010
Amy Hoy (bootstrapper, designer, founder) joins the panel of experts as queen of bootstrapping!
“Hi, I’m Amy. My Twitter bio is “interface radical.” I take boring old ho-hum software (like time tracking and tweet walls) and make it refreshing, shiny, and fun.”
“Create value, and charge for it” is one of her major views on founding and building companies. She writes about it beautifully on her blog: unicornfree.com. Among other things, she argues that working on your “monetization-strategies” is rather like admitting that your product does not really solve a problem worth solving…
Group number one:
- Beauty is as crucial to human happiness as function
- By doing great things, we invite & give permission for the people around us to do great things
- There is no such thing as “business ethics,” there is only “ethics,” full stop.
Group number two:
- Software can be uplifting
- Software can be cheerful and beautiful (even business software!)
- Software should help you grow, not just do what you expect it to do
Group number three:
Stuff to ask about
- Building to keep
- Building on direct income – ergo bootstrapping
- Life as a foreigner in Vienna
Meet her and get to know her views and experiences at STARTup Live Vienna #3.
Dear Startup Weekend Prishtina Alumni,
As announced during the closing event on March 28th at Sheshi 21, we — UNI Group, ECIKS and STARTeurope — will hold the promissed follow-up for you to discuss the progress of your projects. We will also use this opportunity to deliver your Certificates of Participation in person, so make sure you ll be there!
We are also interested in your personal plans as you go forward with your studies or entrepreneurial concepts, and we would like to show what kinds of support and assistance we can offer you in this process.
Please save the date: The follow-up will take place in Prishtina (location t.b.a.) on Friday, June 4th 2010. We will offer each team an individually scheduled session during the day and invite everyone to go out with us in the evening. Watch your inboxes for more details in the coming days and feel free to get in touch with Fredrik (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marius (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you in Prishtina again soon,
on behalf of the entire Startup Weekend Prishtina team,
yours Valmir & Marius
After studying at WU Vienna and Corvinus-University Budapest he went on to work for ONE, a former austrian mobile carrier. He worked in product management as well as on the strategy of the ONE Innovation Center. After the stint at ONE he founded Büro für Transfer as well as Avaloop IT Solutions which specialized in Online Gaming. He is currently a member of the departure expertpool, adviser for Mingo, lecturer/trainer in the creative industries and a partner in Creative Industries Invest.
Creative Industries Invest
CII, located in Viennas 5th district, advises companies/STARTups in creative industries regarding business planing, partnering, marketing and finance. Companies they worked with include Platogo, 123People, Tupalo, …
More Information about Creative Industries Invest can be found on their Twitter page as well as their Newsfeed.
Stuff to ask about
- business model
- looking for investment partners
- social web
- online gaming
- creative industries
Get to know him and receive feedback for you product from a major supporter of the Viennese startup community.