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The Founder Dating Playbook – Here’s the Process I Used to Find My Co-Founder | First Round Review
Looking for startup ideas and trying to find a co-founder? Use this founder dating process and ask these 50 questions.
dating  startups  networking 
october 2019 by pmigdal
What It Takes to Hire 10 Employees in San Francisco · Kapwing Blog
We started Kapwing almost two years ago and grew the company from 2 co-founders to 12 full-time employees in the last 12 months. Our team is based full-time in San Francisco, where the unemployment rate is astonishingly low. In this article, I share a list of our tactics and learnings about hiring for other first-time entrepreneurs trying to hire engineers.
hiring  networking  startups 
august 2019 by pmigdal
Startup idea checklist | defmacro
I’ve been tinkering with different startup ideas and needed a good checklist to think through them. There are great templates for this already: The YC application, Amazon’s internal press release, and Sequoia’s Writing a Business Plan. I found myself mixing and tweaking these templates because they don’t exactly match my model of the world, so I wrote up my own list.
startups  business  checklist 
june 2019 by pmigdal
How to Get Your First 100k (Active) Users – Winnie
Acquiring your first 100k active users is an art, but a messy one—especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing and paid acquisition. Winnie crossed this important milestone…
startups  growth 
december 2017 by pmigdal
Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break – Medium
A year ago we wrote “Sex & Startups.” The premise was this: The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits…
march 2017 by pmigdal
Things I will tell my kids if they become entrepreneurs
Presentation at on the lessons I learned in 20 years as an entrepreneur. Heavily inspired by Sam Altman's excellent course on How to start a s…
october 2016 by pmigdal
Coding Horror: You Don't Need Millions of Dollars
“If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing, you don’t need millions of dollars of capitalization."
games  programming  startups  doom  from delicious
october 2013 by pmigdal
Learning how to think
"They don’t realize how independent they can be."
startups  independence  from delicious
august 2013 by pmigdal
How to Get Startup Ideas - Paul Graham
The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It's to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself.

The very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common: they're something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook all began this way.
essay  business  entrepreneurship  startups 
november 2012 by pmigdal

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