In the spirit of Richard's "Giving Back" comment last night, I'm willing to volunteer time to help folks prototype their system. I have a goal of designing 52 systems this year (2 of which are in progress now.) If your idea is vetted, you know what you want to build and that there's a market demand for it, then I can sit with you to design the software and document the requirements to take you to the next step (development!) Just to align with the Lean Startup schedule, I can meet someone on week 3 in the Gangplank space to review their idea, review the process (how people use the system) and prototype the software. If you are curious about the software design process and want to witness the magic, then I'm happy to have observers. Please contact me if you are interested at [masked]. The only thing I'm looking for in exchange is to be able to list it as a project on my website and a quote regarding the experience of working with me.
2 · January 11
There is always an option to use our group's forum. I created the "Lean Startup Lab" forum visible to group members only: http://www.startinphoenix.com/m...
This way you don't have to register in several different places. We used to have Facebook group instead of a Facebook page. We also have a dedicated group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/...
2 · January 15
in my opinion, i would much rather see the group communicate right here on meetup.com and ditch facebook alone. i am pretty sure i am part of a small minority in the group, but just wanted to put my two cents in. it just makes sense to me to keep things narrowed down to as few websites as possible, rather than 3 or more just to follow the group. i failed quickly yesterday at starting a business. it felt great to cross something off my list. one of my ideas was to put bubble gum machines in at the phxzoo and fill them with duck feed. ive seen it at seaworld, so i called the zoo, but they told me that they actually discourage feeding the ducks withany kind of food. it makes them more aggressive, so cool! iam another step towards finding a successful business. i am also discovering that some of my ideas for businesses may be good ideas as marketing Tools for my business. for example, if one of my ideas was to become a magician, well then i could do magic shows for charity and guess who
0 · January 12
awesome! i still cant shake the feeling that i shouldnt put any time and energy into my ideas though cuz they're all stupid. i really need that feeling to go away quickly! thats a personal issue of course, but hell yeah i made alot of progress toward getting the business going! im excited!
0 · January 10
I really enjoyed last night, and look forward to future meet ups with this group, for both the lean start up and beyond! I forgot to mention in my little pitch, you can help me out by "liking" my brewery tour's facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheAleAdventure. Also, make sure to check out my silly videos about drinking beer, I bet you'll learn something useful! ;-)
0 · January 11
Loved the energy in the room last night! Great group! Many of you were asking for the link to Actionplanr.com (goal planning software) so here it is: http://actionplanr.com/
In addition, I am happy to open up my experience as a "boot strapping" startup for a case study if anyone is interested. I was intentional about NOT seeking any VC funding and I am happy to share my reasons for not choosing that path.
As I mentioned last night, we "soft launched" last QT of 2012 and Users are trickling in, but now we are gearing up for a bigger campaign splash. If you are interested in seeing the process unfold let me know.
A big shout of thanks again to Rick for getting this group off the ground. I organized a Meetup group for business owners in N. Cal a few years a go and it is A LOT of work!
0 · January 11