Startup

Rapid Web App Development — App 2

Here is App #2 of my series of apps (app 1).  It is the same stack and very similar template as app 1. User authentication using Google accounts User authorization Mailchimp integration Mandrill integration Google analytics integration Backend — using firebase and a node worker hosted at Digital Ocean Subscription management (freemium model) Stripe integration for payment(…)

How I made $500 in one hour on Hacker News

I am not a designer so I am always looking for ways to make my side projects look professional without paying a designer.  Don’t get me wrong, it is better to get a professional designer but NOT when it is a side project that probably won’t make you any money.  Any how, I heard of(…)

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(…)

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 Startup Playbook Review and Notes – Part 1

I have been reading tons of startup books lately and have learned a lot from all of them… Once in a while I run into a great book that is profoundly impactful and potentially life-changing.  I have just started reading a new favorite and must-read for anyone interested in starting (and running) a business. The book is The(…)