Posts Tagged "Coloft"

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

This month’s See Magazine is all about the power of compassion. It’s definitely worth your time to read. My article this month focuses on Startup Weekend. What happens during the weekend and what happens when you win! Here’s a sneak peek: “I think you guys might be the dark horse”, Chris declared on Sunday morning as he checked out my team. Turns out he was right… We won Startup Weekend.   Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where 100 people turn ideas into companies.   Here’s how it works. On Friday night, everyone that has an idea pitches. Then, we vote and slash the ideas to around 12 that form teams. The teams work their...

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7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Startup Weekend… 54 hours to create a company. It happens every 6 months here in LA at Coloft. I went last time and placed fourth. All those lessons still apply. This time, I won. Woot! The full story is coming out in Dairy of a Tech Startup Gal in April so for now, here are the quick tips. #1 – Have your Wallet Ready. Tickets Sell Out in 10 Minutes. Seriously, one of my friends went to get her wallet and by the time she got back, tickets had sold out! I hear that it’s not like this at all Startup Weekends but for #SWLA it is. If you want in, you better set an alarm and have your credit card handy. #2 – Pitch your Idea Get over your fear and...

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5 Lessons from My LA Startup Weekend Experience (Aug 2011)

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 | 0 comments

5 Lessons from My LA Startup Weekend Experience (Aug 2011)

It has all the makings of a great party… loud music, loud people, all the tech gear you can think of, food, beer, movies, more men than women (good for me!), frantic atmosphere, cameras, video recorders, and a whole lot of fun. But, instead of being a raging night, it was 2.5 days of everyone hustling to make the next great company.   Friday Startup Weekend kicks off on Friday night with everyone pitching their ideas rapid-fire style. 60 seconds is all you have and yes, there is a timer ticking. 34 pitches later, it was time to vote. 12 (or was it 14?) ideas made the cut and teams began forming. Developers were in high demand, especially iOS devs and common web...

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