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How to Keep Your First 1,000 Users. Vinicius Vacanti is co-founder and CEO of Yipit.

How to Keep Your First 1,000 Users

Next posts on how to acquire users for free and how to raise a Series A. Don’t miss them by subscribing via email or via twitter. So, you have a startup idea. It’s going to be big. Developing new startup ideas – chris dixon's blog. If you want to start a company and are working on new ideas, here’s how I’ve always done it and how I recommend you do it.

Developing new startup ideas – chris dixon's blog

Be the opposite of secretive. Create a Google spreadsheet where you list every idea you can think, even really half-baked ones. Include ideas you hear about (make sure you keep track of who had which idea so you can credit them/include them later). Then take the spreadsheet and show it to every smart person you can get a meeting with and walk through each idea. From Nothing To Something. How To Get There. This guest post was written by Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. The timing is perfect, there is more than a little overlap with Vivek Wadhwa’s guest post on venture capital earlier today. We’ll update this post with links to his further installments. YouTube - Mint CEO Aaron Patzer On Startups. Are Business Plans Still Necessary? This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

I remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 craze. There were tons of young entrepreneurs showing their latest Web 2.0 wares. Ajax was the new buzzword and many companies went overboard. People mistook extra doses of Ajax for a successful product. Unfortunately this was reinforced by the many conferences that rushed to espouse the benefits of Web 2.0 and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!

What makes an entrepreneur?