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First 20 Startup Activities Meetup + Chris Hahn CTO Series + Secrets of Fast Growing Startups

From: Matt D.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:08 AM

Lot of great meetups happening in the next week. Hope to see you around.


Tomorrow (technically later today): Matt Dyor - 20 Steps in 20 Days to Launch Your Startup - CEO Series

This will be an action-oriented, startup to do list of 20 activities that you can do to establish lift-off velocity. 3 spots paying at the door (it will be a full house:).


Next TuesdayCTO Series - The Mercurial Role of the Startup CTO with Chris Hahn (Appature)

In this talk, Chris will share experiences of his journey as a CTO and attempt to highlight some of the key things he found to be most important.  Some sub-bullet titles for this include:

  • "Company Values?  Culture? Why does all this stuff matter?”
  • “33 Things I Wish I Had Prepared For Going into Due Diligence in Fundraising and Acquisition”
  • “What the hell am I really supposed to be doing today?”


Meetups Outside Ei

Friday Night: Secrets of Fast Growing Startups

Join Splunk and SiSense for a “Power Hour” on Startup Success Lessons!  These two Big Data companies have experienced incredible growth and we've asked Paul and Bruno to provide a balanced perspective on growth and success.


Other News:

Ei Talent Marketplace: Rishab is still looking for more startups who need expert help and experts (designers, developers, sales, marketing, attorney, accountants) who are looking to do freelance work so that he can interview you about how the marketplace might work. Please email him if you are up for a 30-minute call to discuss. Rishab Hegde [address removed].

Sample Expert Requests:

CampusWall is looking for help converting their existing PowerPoint presentation to Prezi so that they can compete in the SXSW V2V competition. Price unknown, but small:) Contact Tina Snyder [address removed].

Payboard is looking for a Wordpress guru to stand up a Wordpress theme for the marketing website. The theme can be purchased from Theme Forest theme or other site (comes out of your end:). Looking for help with smart plugin selection (eg-preventing comment spam, good SEO plugins, etc.), proper account management, and other good Wordpress Hygiene. We are hosted on WPEngine. Looking to pay $300. Willing to see counter-proposals for more (or less:). Contact [address removed].

8 Tables remaining: Ei is shifting the core focus to dedicated work space for Software-focused startups. You can see the new pricing plans here: If you are interested in a dedicated table, let me know.

If you have any news to share in next month's newsletter, please email [address removed].



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