Three tips for young startup founders from a guy who’s been there

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Lots of helpful information for startups.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

A lot of startup founders today are launching companies fresh out of college (if not earlier). That’s what I did a little more than three years ago when I launched Glassmap, a mobile, location-based social network. I subsequently saw the full lifecycle of incorporating, going through Y Combinator and raising some capital, launching product, and eventually negotiating the sale of my company.

Here, I want to discuss the biggest pitfalls and cognitive dissonances that a student founder will likely face. My goal is to give people who might be in my situation a sense of what the environment is like, and help current and future young founders navigate their new ventures.

Mindset: Don’t get schooled

The default of deferring to the wisdom and knowledge of a teacher is drilled into a student’s head for the first two decades of life. Deferent is pretty much the exact opposite of what…

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Hemp Hemp Hooray!


Hello everyone the love affair with hemp continues to prove magically. While my iPhones shows it’s limits for storage of photos or information. Not to be outdone the WordPress app has come to rescue on iPad mini.

I think the picture quality is remarkable yet being Apple – storage again rears it’s head. Devices are wonderful when they work.

Hemp Hemp Hooray!

This hat I crocheted with hemp with the idea the city meets the country and Easter. Relaxing is the ultimate goal – that what crochet does for me. I still need to work out a few details and that’s the fun part.


The Problem With The Internet Of Things

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note: Dan Conlon is CEO and co-founder of Cocoon, a smart home security device currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

Lightbulbs, washing machines, thermostats, fridges and locks. If you believe the Internet Of Things salespeople, over the next 10 years, everything in your home is set to become connected.

Imagine a world where you could turn on your porch light from the office or unlock your door for a visitor, all from a smartphone app. Well, like a growing number of early smart-home adopters, I have seen this future today — and let me tell you, it’s a mess.

Blame the interface. Connected slow cookers and smart plugs may be turning on geeks today but, if user experiences are not improved quickly, the smart home dream is at risk of going belly-up.

As a case in point, take one of the connected home’s leading lights — literally. Philips’…

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