Posted by: sarahmeyers | July 19, 2007

Stirr Founder’s Hacks

Networking event, Stirr, held Founder’s Hacks, the entrepreneurial tips and advice, last night. Ted Rheingold of Dogster, David Marks from Loomia, PBWiki’s David Weekly, and CEO of Like- visual shopping- Munjal Shah talked about the lessons they learned when starting their companies. It was at Trader Vic’s in Palo Alto, on the El Camino Real. Here are the best tips they gave::
David Weekly:

1. Heir your users.
2. Ask users who spend time on product- why you should love your haters

Munjal Shah:

1. Get to know angel and VC folks well in advanced before you pitch them

Ted Rheingold: Dogster and Catster
1. Sell your own product. Don’t have others do it for you

I brought the live camera to broadcast the event on my channel and peeked into the chat room while the presentors were speaking. To my surprise there were some VC’s, investment bankers, and entrepreneurs taking part in the discussion. I’m so happy the conversation was so engaging.


Responses

  1. Believe it or not your channel is quite entertaining. You interact with your viewers both verbally and in the chatroom. I’m sure one day it will all pay off and I wish you the best of luck. Hope your hands feel better soon….virtual hug 🙂

  2. Very cool blog. You mentioned what the VC’s, angels, and other fund managers are looking for! It’s a very tough market for those entering “seed money” part of the business. I wish them the best!

  3. I saw you blogging on the bus today, that was pretty awesome. Keep up the great work.

    Best of luck.


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