Batch 6, the latest cohort, concluded 2 weeks ago. Some might say that my startup has graduated. Indeed, it’s a bit like finishing school. Since then I’ve contemplated how to wrap up my 500 Startups experience. Back when the program started, I wrote about Week One. That was a fairly text-heavy post with just one photo. So let’s try the other thing: a recap of my 500 experience in ten photos.
Hi, I’m Elliot. I founded GreenGar, a startup that builds a collaborative mobile Whiteboard app. With my co-founder Thuy and lead developer Long, we joined 500 Startups Batch 6 and then proceeded to take over the world.
If you haven’t heard of 500 Startups: It’s a family that offers a four-month accelerator program for technology startups. That means they provide connections, mentorship, and a bit of cash to new tech companies, in hopes of “blowing them up!”
To get into the program, you need to apply online.
Here are 10 moments from my 500 Startups experience: Continue reading
I’m in Montreal for the International Startup Festival.
iOS offers a few ways to visually design your User Interface. You can use a xib (sometimes pronounced nib for historical reasons), a Storyboard:
People often say that scalability is something you should ignore until it starts becoming a problem.
If you haven’t seen our hit music video yet, it’s at the bottom of this post.
Mark, the 500 Startups Marketing Manager, sent us an email instructing us to “make a fun (and funny) video!”
On our internal mailing list, we threw around tons of ideas. One that had decent traction was a “Breaking Bad” spoof. Hopefully Dave won’t kill me for sharing this:
Last week I wrote about our reasons for joining 500 Startups. Today I’d like to write a bit about what happened during our second week: connecting with mentors, learning from alumni, and moving down to the Peninsula. First: our mentor meeting with Marvin Liao on Tuesday.