The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

Running your startup over the course of a couple of years with your team is a very challenging thing to do without funding. The few that have succeeded are the success stories that you hear every day. A lot of these large companies at one point did something different, but realized it wasn’t working out.  […]

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Why Investors Should Stop Investing in Ideas

As the saying goes, ideas are a dime a dozen. The execution of the ideas are what matters. And who has been executing brilliant ideas throughout history? It’s being accomplished by entrepreneurs, experts in their field, historians, scientists, brilliant minds of our time. Nikola Tesla revolutionized various different things, but there are so many of his ideas that you […]

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Why Investors are Getting it all Wrong When it Comes to Tech Startups

Every single day, I receive an email from a tech company who is trying to sell a service to me. Whether accounting, legal, PR, analytics, recruiting, you name it, the emails come pouring in on a daily basis.  After doing some research, I noticed most of the companies either recently were funded in the millions […]

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Why Bootstrapped Tech Startups Don’t Get Credit for Innovation

Often, when a new company launches, with big money backing it (think $1 million), the press and media jump all over it for an interview. And then something horrible happens. The company founders say something that they believe is true, when in fact it is not. A great example is when co-founder of Tinder, Whitney […]

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How to Build a Great Team of Developers for Your Tech Startup

People and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to me every single day. When they do, one thing is consistent: They don’t know how to code. I watch them spend months trying to find developers to join their team for equity, without success more often than not. Every entrepreneur has “the next big thing”, and they think […]

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How to Learn From Your Mistakes in a Tech Startup in Order to Succeed

It was the fall of 2010, and the movie I had written, produced, and directed was finally finished and submitted to film festivals. It was an exhausting journey (creating a feature-length film), and I found myself needing a break. Being a technology guy at my core, I felt inclined to take a step back from […]

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What the Future Holds for the Philadelphia Technology Ecosystem

If you live in Philadelphia or if you move to Philadelphia and you start a new company, you’ll notice there are plenty of networking events that you can go to. During these events you’ll meet lots of wonderful people, smart people, passionate people, and you’ll hear a lot about the “tight-knit, tech community in Philadelphia”. […]

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