Tag Archive: LaunchBit

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    by Angie Chang

    The Lean Startup: A Review of Eric Ries’ New Book

    By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)

    I’ve read a lot of business books over the years — for school, for *fun*, for work. Most of them are just ok — largely intuitive and too high level to be useful. I wouldn’t recommend most books I’ve read to anyone. But, I just finished reading a draft of Eric Ries’ new book, The Lean Startup. This is a must read for all internet entrepreneurs and a compelling read for anyone who’s ever wanted to cut waste out of new projects… including stuffing envelopes!

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: LaunchBit Classroom (Spring 2011)

    Want to launch a consumer web business but can’t program? LaunchBit classroom is a 10 week online class starting April 11, 2011. It’s for aspiring entrepreneurs who are completely new to launching a web business.

    Past Women 2.0 participants have said this course has taught them “to launch better, faster, cheaper” and “to avoid rookie mistakes.”

    Through step-by-step lectures, we’ll cover how to validate your business idea and get your first customers — all without coding. We’ll show you how to use third party tools to efficiently launch your business. This course will prepare you to find a technical co-founder by helping you get the compelling data you’ll need to recruit. In addition to the lectures, each participant will receive personalized mentorship. For more info and to register, click here.

    Women 2.0 members save 10% on LaunchBit Classroom with discount code “WOMEN2″.

    Questions? Email Elizabeth Yin at [email protected].

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    by Angie Chang

    Why You Can(‘t) Recruit A Technical Cofounder

    By Jennifer Chin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)

    As a co-founder of LaunchBit, I’ve met plenty of non-technical people who want to launch web companies. Almost without a doubt, these people are all looking for technical co-founders to help them bring the dream to life. Unfortunately, finding a technical co-founder is not easy.

    So, we at LaunchBit decided to poll potential technical co-founders to find out what was going through their heads when a non-technical person pitches them an idea. What would it take to convince a technical person to join your team? What should you say and what should you not say?

    We compiled the responses in our blog post entitled Why you can(‘t) recruit a technical cofounder and some important factors and huge pet peeves became evident. For example, if you don’t have a prior connection with a potential technical co-founder or if you aren’t in the same location, not a big deal. However, if your idea is just all talk right now, you better watch out!

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011

    Web 2.0 Expo is coming up March 28-31, 2011 at Moscone West, a gathering of the builders of the next-gen web: designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and business strategists. We feature not only innovations and inspirations but also practical ideas that smart companies can use to succeed today. Free “Expo Hall Only” passes available when you register with the code “websf11bae8″.

    Women 2.0 members save 20% on Web 2.0 Expo conference passes with discount code “websf11bart8″.

    Extra, extra! Catch our friends Elizabeth Yin and Jennifer Hsieh (co-founders of Launchbit) lead a workshop on Get Going: How to Build and Test Your Idea Without Programming.