ITNorthWest Voice

This is a blog for all the technology entrepreneurs based in the North West of Ireland - musings about our business, companies, interests, trends and any other random thing that hits us.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Bloglines founders - tips from Startup life

Mark Fletcher, Bloglines - Startup tips Passion - because it will consume your life Cheap technologies - great time to start an Internet service. Hardware/software is getting cheaper Keep it simple - keep it simple both for users and technology Release early and often - it's really important to get things out there and incrementally improve. Your users will have better ideas about your service than you will Moonlighting limits risks - Worked nights and weekends; friends/family are the first people you should look for funds because they want to see you succeed; free services == less pressure (it's not the end of the world if your service is down for a few hours) Hire a lawyer Web services APIs are a good thing Find good help (especially sys admin) Outsource to (you can outsource all kinds of stuff. Have contractors bid for your work) Update: Mark Fletcher (CEO Bloglines) has posted a follow up post, which also includes the presentation.


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