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  • Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Boomtown Accelerator Demo Day Spring 2018 showcases our 10th Cohort

    Last Friday, May 18th, I was proud see Boomtown Accelerator’s 10th cohort showcase their businesses at Demo Day, part of Boulder Startup Week. As Investment Manager at Boomtown, it’s always a satisfying experience seeing the companies I helped to bring into the program finally graduate, with the growth and success of their businesses on the…

  • Ethan Zoubek’s Six Steps to Make Room

    Ethan Zoubek’s Six Steps to Make Room

    Today at Boomtown Accelerator, we were treated to a presentation by mentor Ethan Zoubek, who spoke about key concepts in relating to people and making room in your life and mind for things to just… happen. Here are a few notes from Ethan’s talk. Practice slowing down “Shower thoughts” `Recognize that a sale is not…

  • What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    Very interesting roundup of all of the uses for the new iPhones NFC Antenna. If Apple does in fact include an NFC antenna in the new iPhone, and if implimented correctly, the implications are quite exciting.. Word just leaked that the next generation of iPhones will come with a special kind of antenna, designed for…

  • Good Timing: NYCs Made in New York Digital Map lets you see whos hiring in the tech field

    Good Timing: NYCs Made in New York Digital Map lets you see whos hiring in the tech field

    And just in time, from The Next Web: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced the Made in New York Digital Map, an online map that shows off the city’s tech startups and job opportunities, at Internet Week New York‘s headquarters. The map tracks over 500 startups and investors to help designers, developers and college graduates find…

  • How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

    How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

    A sad, but true tale about what could have been at Flickr. Because Flickr wasn’t as profitable as some of the other bigger properties, like Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Sports, it wasn’t given the resources that were dedicated to other products. That meant it had to spend its resources on integration, rather than innovation. Which…

  • Bring Your Own Desktop – My Kind of Workspace

    Bring Your Own Desktop – My Kind of Workspace

    Today, Xigo published this interesting graphic on the “Bring Your Own Desktop” office scheme. Your company provides you the office space and desk space, and you’re free to bring whatever tech you need to get your job done. This rings true for my current work setup. At my current job, I use my own Macbook…

  • Working remotely from Loosecubes HQ

    Working remotely from Loosecubes HQ

    Taking the Fueled office mobile with Fueled Senior Editor Brady Donnelly at the Loosecubes headquarters. Love their canvas army tent, and open, friendly office space. Booking was a breeze, and they were well setup up to address the most common new office worker questions – Wifi password, water, and bathroom. Look for more Loosecubes post…

  • How About A Rent-By-Day Office to Accompany your AirBnB apt? Loosecubes.

    How About A Rent-By-Day Office to Accompany your AirBnB apt? Loosecubes.

    Good friend Kelly just shared this new site with me. Loosecubes is like the AirBnB for officespace. Companies can post their free desk and office space on the site, and workers of all types – freelancers, travelers, etc can find temporary working space at those open desks. Loosecubes’ blurb: What is Loosecubes? Loosecubes is a…

  • Fueled’s New Home is 568 Broadway

    Fueled’s New Home is 568 Broadway

    Pando Daily has gotten wind my company Fueled’s impending move, and we’re as excited as they are. This week we’re still at General Assembly, but next week we’ll be in our shiny new office at 568 Broadway, right along side Foursquare, and a number of others. Excited! Next month, the building will become home to…

  • Movers in the Rapidly Changing Startup World

    Movers in the Rapidly Changing Startup World

    These days in the tech scene, startups are everywhere – new companies developing new products or services, trying to make it to the bigtime. It seems like every week there’s a whole new host of companies out there. To stay updated on the landscape, here are a few resources I frequently look at: Startup Accelerators…

  • Notes: Startup Jobs – Find Your Path with Charlie O’Donnell at General Assembly NYC

    Notes: Startup Jobs – Find Your Path with Charlie O’Donnell at General Assembly NYC

    Tonight I attended an interesting talk at General Assembly by Charlie O’Donnell, discussing finding pathways with startup jobs. A few brief notes: Notes:  In the world of startups and startup skills that are applicable to emerging startups, it’s possible to teach yourself the skills you need in one to two years. Even if you want…

  • Morgan’s Rock Featured in Departures Magazine

    Morgan’s Rock Featured in Departures Magazine

    In this month’s Departures Magazine, Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge is featured in the article on Nicaragua. I visited Morgan’s Rock a few years ago, and had a great stay. It’s great to see the great photography from around Nicaragua, and read about the country. My family has been there a few times in the past years.…

  • DigiDay:Apps Mobile Applications Strategy Conference

    DigiDay:Apps Mobile Applications Strategy Conference

    I spent the day today at the DigiDay:Apps Mobile Application Strategy Conference.  Agenda on Digiday’s site. Below are my brief notes from a few of the talks. App Show and Tell Part II: Presenter:Gabe Dorosz, VP & Management Supervisor, Interactive, Cramer-Krasselt Downloading apps currently is difficult because there are too many handsets/platforms, lack of platform…

  • SEO Moz Advanced Training Seminar Notes Wrapup

    SEO Moz Advanced Training Seminar Notes Wrapup

    A few weeks ago I attended the SEO Moz Advanced SEO Training Seminar in Seattle, Washington. Below are my notes from a few of the talks we had, covering a wide variety of SEO topics. If you’re interested, most of our seminar should be available on DVD.

  • Search Engine Strategies 2008 – 2 Questions

    Search Engine Strategies 2008 – 2 Questions

    Last week was then annual Search Engine Strategies New York conference. It’s billed as “the intersection of search, marketing & commerce”, and includes talks, panels and discussion on many aspects of the online search world – both Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM). I work in SEO, and attended most of the…

  • Yahoo soaring on $45 BILLION MSFT bid!

    Real quick.. what’s been going on with Yahoo! lately?! This is insane! Quick wrapup of the last few days for Yahoo!…. Yahoo! starts supporting the fantastic OpenID unified login protocol- huge move of support for the project. Yahoo! tries to buy Maven Networks for  a cool 150 Million. And finally, the big hitter… Microsoft bids…