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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens.

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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Corporate business development and strategic partner executives are flocking to Silicon Valley to find these five types of innovation. So what?

Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? Just what is the CTO supposed to do? for H.

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Episode 1 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Alexander Osterwalder and Oren Jacob

Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Alexander Osterwalder – inventor of the Business Model Canvas.

Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah -  Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. ” SaaS and Subscription Business Models. He has a B.S. Simple!

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Highly-scalable talent and entrepreneurial drive: Jean-Luc Vaillant, CTO of LinkedIn

Grade A Entrepreneurs

just as business-savvy as everybody else – for he is one of these die-hard engineers for whom building things that work for people is a must.

Share Your Wifi Karma

YoungUpstarts

At US$79 which includes an initial 1 GB free bandwidth it even ditches the subscription model – so yay, no more monthly subscription payments.

Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April

SoCal CTO

Some great posts from April 2010 that talk to me in terms of being a CTO at a Startup. Redeye VC , April 13, 2010 Startup Development - SoCal CTO , April 23, 2010 Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Never. Let me know

Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if?

Venture Cyclist

You know you’re not a startup if… Guest Post by Sean Lindsay [When asked by BostInno to define what makes a startup, Sean Lindsay ( @rseanlindsay ), cofounder and CTO of Sigma company Viximo , and founder of Founder Mentors , came up with the following (published originally here ). Four Reasons for a Business Model.

The Different CTO Roles

www.allthingsdistributed.com

Main July 11, 2007 The Different CTO Roles I was putting together a short panel presentation on the roleof a Chief Technology Officer in corporate innovation and I once again realized that there is quite a bit of confusion around the role of the CTO. Some of the sources I used are at the end of this note. Below are some sources.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

We taught them the business model / customer development / agile development solution stack. Over the last two months the U.S. Say what?

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they ar

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Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Value Proposition and Customers

Steve Blank

It turns out that for commercialization,  the business model (Customers, Channel, Revenue Model, etc.) for It Takes A Village.

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The New Moneyball--and Why It Matters for Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the process, the A''s template for affordable team-building became one of the most envied (and copied) business models in the sports world.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

Directors, like founders, develop mental models for how they search for an unseen destination – they “get in the zone.” So I bought the book.

Customer Validation - 33 Great Articles

SoCal CTO

" Today I had two conversations with early stage startups (see Free CTO Consulting ). Beware of Mentors. Neither felt like a slam dunk.

Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business

www.informationarbitrage.com

BlogTalkRadio Buddy Media Clickable Cloverhill Enterprises Covestor Domdex Global Bay Mobile Tech Zoo Games Invite Media Kinetic Trading Strategies Mashery Mimeo oneforty OrcaOne OrganizedWisdom Recognia Selerity Business Insider Standout Jobs StockTwits TheLadders Ticketfly TLists TubeMogul TweetDeck Zoomino ?Vaultive Lack of confidence?

You Hardly Ever Fail Because of Your CTO

Babbling VC

If you're going to send your business plan to a VC or pitch their partnership make sure you address this issue right up front. It's always sales that kill most early-stage businesses. Sure, it's like Twitter in that it hasn't yet figured out it's business model but I can already see there's money there.

Marketing Your Startup: A Billion-Dollar Company’s First Marketer Reflects Back

View from Seed

Ellie Mirman was the first marketer hired by the CMO of HubSpot, the Boston-based marketing software startup that IPOed in 2014. We got 300.

Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

We now know the traditional translational medicine model of commercialization is wrong. —-. Translational Medicine. Lessons Learned.

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How Venture Capitalists Decide What to Fund

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So now that you know all of that, are you going to change your business model, your top team, your body language, or your customer outreach?

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10 Entrepreneur Milestones That Make Funding Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Every investor expects to see some business traction, both before and after a funding event. milestones entrepreneur startup funding business

Selling the Product: Connecting to Stakeholder Value

The Product Guy

He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. View the live stream….

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s where to find the best advice for your business. Unlike most business stories which are penned from the point of view of the CEO, this one is written by the CTO/founder, David Hitz. Business Model Generation This proposes a visual technique for creating and understanding business models for companies.

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How to Do Market Research

Up and Running

I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my business career. Tons of businesses would need it and it was going to be a huge hit! Or so we thought.

A New Path Forward

OnlyOnce

A New Path Forward. We are launching today with a Crowdrise campaign.   See more about that below.  That’s what I call product-market fit. 

We have a CTO, and so can you!

www.aaronkharris.com

Im a private tutor on Tutorspree Text Aug 23, 2010 @ 9:08 pm Permalink We have a CTO, and so can you! I was told that finding a CTO/technical co-founder in NYC was about as easy as climbing Everest with one leg, no O2, and carrying a dead elephant. handed out a whole bunch of business cards, and got rejected time and time again.

BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.

Business of Software Blog

If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. PUBLIC -  Professor Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, How to Create New Growth Businesses in a Risk-Minimizing Environment. 2011 talks BoS Updates Video

Steve Blank: Why Corporate Acquisitions of Startups Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For acquirers, this math makes sense since they can factor in the potential impact the startup has when combined with their existing business.

10 Keys to Startup Traction That Investors Look For

Startup Professionals Musings

Every investor expects to see some business traction, both before and after a funding event. Traction means forward progress. Sell one.

The Kinect Accelerator

Feld Thoughts

The goal is to help new startups develop both the technology around their Kinect experience as well as the business model so the resulting company can prosper as an independent entity after the program. Eran Egozy, Founder and CTO Harmonix. Dave Drach, Managing Director, Emerging Business Team. Apply now.

Developers of NYC Startup Tour to Visit ff Venture Capital

David Teten

Nick Ganju, CTO of ZocDoc gave insight into how they oversee scaling of their system. Others range from students to senior developers.

Designing Your Products to Solve for "Jobs to Be Done"

The Product Guy

He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. View the live stream….

My Partners

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We had both been in the venture business for more than a decade, had made a fair bit of money, but were still hungry to prove ourselves. He's been a CTO, a VP Engineering, and has run businesses. It's friday so it's time for another suggested post from the amazing comment thread on the bloggers block post.

Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits

www.startuplessonslearned.com

Noam is one of a rare breed of business academics: he studies entrepreneurship using a rigorous empirical approach. Lessons Learned. Contact.

BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.

Business of Software Blog

If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. Professor Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, How to Create New Growth Businesses in a Risk-Minimizing Environment. David Cancel, VP Product, HubSpot, Data driven businesses

Inheriting a Product

The Product Guy

He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. View the live stream….

Parachuting into Existing Product

The Product Guy

He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. View the live stream….