Startup

To create a successful startup company you would need three things. To start with good people, make something customers would actually want and to spend as little money as possible. Although these things can help you, Global Entrepreneurship Week event’s like startup open competitions can help your business more.

 

 

 

Base on this article ( http://startupopen.com/2012/06/20/startup-opens-2011-winner-kavita-shukla-on-the-gec/ )  here are a few key points about it

Startup open is a competition to recognize start up companies who has have just started, or is about to start. The Global Entrepreneurship is the largest gathering of startup champions from around the world. The Congress allows these brilliant entrepreneurs to meet and network with each other, offering attendees a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Follow up question: Where can you go to get a little help and also some helpful business tips.

Well, in Goelaborate we can expand on your inventions and latest ideas and can publish them online by creating your own website. So  let us help you take the leap!

Who’s ready for Restaurant Week? – NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2012

http://myupperwest.com/upper-west-side/nyc-2012-summer-restaurant-week-reservations-are-open-lots-of-upper-west-side-options-7912/NYC Restaurant Week 2012

Two times  a year there is a great opportunity for you to try  some of the restaurants you are not used  to going to,  maybe because they’re too expensive or you haven’t really gotten the chance to go to that restaurant you always wanted to go to . Throughout the city from January-February and June-July, restaurants participate in “Restaurant Week” they offer three-course lunch for just $24.07. Some of them offer dinner for just $35. Some of the people that enjoy restaurant week say that they had a great experience, they were treated very nicely and they even got free gifts certificates value for $20.00 off a future meal. Saturday are not included and Sunday is optional .Beverages , gratuities and taxes  are not included .

What you have to do to be eligible?

To participate in restaurant week you need to register an eligible American Express card at amexnetwork.com/nycrestaurantweek. You have to do this between 12am on July 8, 2012 and 5pm on August 10, 2012.The earlier you make your reservation the better it would be because many of the best choices for restaurant week will sell out quickly .You could call the restaurant or go to OpenTable.com so you could reserve. OpenTable.com you could find more information, see which restaurants are doing restaurant week and much more. Why not try this great opportunity!

 

 

Instagram Founder, Kevin Systrom, Marketing at it’s best!

Instagram Founder, Kevin Systrom, Marketing at it’s best!

Kevin Systrom, with no training in programming took a simple idea and within 18-months turned it into a billion dollar dream come true. Inspiration that nothing is impossible to achieve. Hard work, determination and word of mouth goes a long way!

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Article from TheNextWeb.

Instagram‘s CEO, Kevin Systrom, will go down in history as one of the greatest Silicon Valley success stories of our generation. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, the man responsible for acquiring the popular photo sharing app for $1 billion, Systrom received no formal engineering training.

Systrom, an active user on Quora, is a largely self-taught programmer. While working in the marketing department at Nextstop, which Facebook acquired in 2010, he would spend his evenings learning to program. According to Systrom, small projects included combining elements of Foursquare with Mafia Wars.

Systrom explains on Quora:

The story starts when I worked at Nextstop. While I was there working in marketing, I started doing more and more engineering at night on simple ideas that helped me learn how to program (I don’t have any formal CS degree or training). One of these ideas was combining elements of foursquare (check-ins) with elements of Mafia Wars (hence the name Burbn). I figured I could build a prototype of the idea in HTML5 and get it to some friends. Those friends ended up using the prototype without any branding elements or design at all. I spent weekends working on improving the prototype for my friends.

At a party for the Hunch folks I ran into a bunch of people who would basically make starting Burbn a reality. At that party were two people from Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. I showed the prototype, and we decided we’d meet up for coffee to talk about it. After the first meeting, I decided to take the dive and leave my job to go solo and see if Burbn could be a company. Within two weeks of leaving, I raised $500k from both Baseline and Andreessen Horowitz, and started work on finding a team.

Thanks to Codecademy and the like, there are growing numbers of self-taught programmers in Silicon Valley. Instagram’s success will augment the enthusiasm for learning to code. And Systrom may prove to be an inspiration for this new generation of budding entrepreneurs – one they can actually relate to.