Speakers Announced for CoffeeStartups Event: Chapter 1 – Launching

CoffeeStartups is for coffee lovers, storytellers, geeks, technologist, gourmets, and creative people passionate about sharing stories and drinking coffee. We're bring together entrepreneurs, thought leaders, technologists, designers, and writers to share a unique story to the group.

Each CoffeeStartups event has a specific theme and we invite two people to present their story orally to the group. For Each participant takes turns acting as the moderator and the storyteller. At the end of the event we all walk away energized, inspired, motivated, and happy to have made some meaningful [...]

8 Insights About The Coming Era Of Interactive Design – #techticker

As you watch, you’ll see a general consensus on a few really important points. They’d make a decent poster:

  1. Our phones demand too much attention, detracting from our real experiences.
  2. Analog metaphors are making less sense on digital devices.
  3. We’re waiting for new paradigms in experiencing media like text on screens.
  4. UX is a living, somewhat unpredictable thing. All experiences need to be fluid and flexible now.
  5. You shouldn’t just try to understand a product. You should try to understand its connected network.
  6. An “Internet of things”--countless connected sensors--is coming [...]

Join Us for CoffeeStartups Chapter 1- January 26 10am, San Francisco


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If there are two things I love it's coffee and startups. You add those two ingredients and you have an awesome community. With that begin said I'm excited to partner with Matthew Wise cofounder of founderly to organize a series of CoffeeStartups events in San Francisco.

CoffeeStartups is for coffee lovers, storytellers, geeks, technologist, gourmets, and creative people passionate about sharing stories and drinking coffee. At each CoffeeStartups Stories event we bring together entrepreneurs, thought leaders, technologists, designers, and writers to share a unique [...]

HOWTO: Be more productive by Aaron Swartz – #techticker

HOWTO: Be more productive by Aaron Swartz Aaron H. Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013).

But if you’re trying to do something worthwhile and creative, then shutting down your brain is entirely the wrong way to go. The real secret to productivity is the reverse: to listen to your body. To eat when you’re hungry, to sleep when you’re tired, to take a break when you’re bored, to work on projects that seem fun and interesting.

It seems all too simple. It doesn’t involve any fancy acronyms or self-determination or personal testimonials from successful businessmen. It almost [...]

How Startups Can Gain Traction In Two Sided Markets #techticker

Go super niche

The first thing I would advise is to think about just how narrow you could go with the first iteration of your product. The more niche you go, the smaller the market becomes. The smaller the market, the easier it is to gain a critical mass within that market and become the defacto product for the audience.

via How to gain traction in two sided markets by Joel Gascoigne.