I recently discovered a startup called PlateJoy that offers meal delivery (but the meals are not cooked — they provide ingredients and recipes). Technically, the ingredients (in my case) were delivered by Instacart. That went flawlessly: somehow the deliveryman even managed to get inside my apartment complex (“The door was still open,” he said) and meet me right at my door. Great!
I decided to print some postage from Stamps.com for a package that I was sending via USPS. I didn’t have a printer handy, but I decided I’d try the printing function anyway. My plan? Print to PDF, and then later print that PDF with my next-door neighbor’s printer.
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