Startup Journey

Quitting your job to build your startup is not an easy decision or a quick action. It is a journey. I would like to share the ups and downs of this journey with all of you in the hopes that you can avoid making the same mistakes I made and help me avoid making new ones.

Ubercamp Messages

Ubercamp Messages

I just added a Messaging feature to ubercamp (my project management app), check it out at www.ubercamp.net and don’t forget about this time-limited offer.

First 100 customers get 50% off FOREVER

I am trying to think of different ways to promote ubercamp’s pre-launch.  I already have over 200+ beta users, which is great but my next step is to get more people to sign up pre-launch and try it out.  So if you want to give it a try for FREE, go ahead and signup over(…)

Emailing Your Users Worst Mistake

Emailing Your Users Worst Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, I setup a limited invite-only beta for Ubercamp and announced it on Hacker news.  I had about a 100+ people signup in less than an hour.  AWESOME!!! Then I made some updates and wanted these guys to log back into the site and try it out, so I did the(…)

Tough Mudder and 6 Startup Lessons Learned

I finished my first ever Tough Mudder on April 20th with some friends.  It was tough and muddy and very similar to a startup journey.  I know it sounds crazy but I was thinking about my startup the entire time I was racing.  It could have been the cold weather or the electric shocks but I learned(…)

The Early Startup Triangle of Death

I wrote 2 posts so far about my startup journey.  The first one was the contract between my wife and I and the second one was about funding my startup.  Basically one is about family and the other about money.  There is a third vertex to this triangle – Time.  Time to actually put into(…)