Listen up, Boston. Bill Warner has something to say...

The Boston community has come a long way since last year, but there is still plenty of discussion about our problems and new challenges. This is most recently reflected by Roy Rodenstein's post yesterday. Fresh off the unConference and his new angel investments, I felt it was a great time to ask Bill for his thoughts.  He's not just betting on Boston, he's doubling down. You should too. Read on: 
 

Tim Chae: Why "That's Interesting" Is a Bad Sign

If you are a founder of a startup and have ever pitched to an angel or a VC with your company/idea/concept, I'm sure you've heard the phrase "That's very interesting."  Maybe they even added a convincing, "hm..." as if they are seriously pondering about your idea and now you think they might be completely agreeing with you that your company is going to be the Next Big Thing.

Guess what?  It's not.

In fact, they will probably not even follow up with you even if they said they would.

Sorry about the reality of the startup world.  But hey, we're all young and whatever you are working on now is most likely your first real startup so we're here to learn and get better.

Greenhorn Episode 46 Week of October 18-25

After another relaxing week, things are back to the craziness that we've gotten to know as October. With over 60! events this week, we're going to countdown the best that you just can't miss. Check out the show and notes below to find out all about them and all the other great happenings in the community this week. And don't forget to check out the Greenhorn Connect Calendar for all your Boston startup entrepreneur networking events and office hours needs.

Founder's Friday: Second Glass

Who are the faces behind a company? How did the company get started? These are common question you may have about startups you see and hear about. If you don't get a chance to personally meet the founders, you're unlikely to ever know their story. That's what Founder Fridays is all about.
 
Today we have Tyler Balliet and Morgan First of Second Glass. They were recently named Inc Magazine's 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, just relaunched their site (http://secondglass.com) and have their big event Wine Riot (http://www.thewineriot.com) coming up October 22nd and 23rd at the Cyclorama in Boston's South End.
 

Founder's Fridays: TaskPoint

Who are the faces behind a company? How did the company get started? These are common question you may have about startups you see and hear about. If you don't get a chance to personally meet the founders, you're unlikely to ever know their story. That's what Founder Fridays is all about.

This week we have Igor Balk, founder of TaskPoint, a software that will change project management for large and small businesses.

Greenhorn TV Episode 44: Oct 3rd – Oct. 9th

It's the first full week of October! All the leaves are changing colors, the stores are getting pumpkin flavored food, and the start up scene is ablaze with events! The BREW Boston and Future M series means there will be over 50 different Boston startup entrepreneur networking events and office hours this week. Check out the show and notes below to find out all about them and all the other great happenings in the community this week. And don't forget to check out the Greenhorn Connect Calendar for all your Boston startup entrepreneur networking events and office hours needs.

Founder's Friday: StarStreet

 Who are the faces behind a company? How did the company get started? These are common question you may have about startups you see and hear about. If you don't get a chance to personally meet the founders, you're unlikely to ever know their story. That's what Founder Fridays is all about.

 

Today we have Jeremy Levine, founder of StarStreet, a company that will change the way you view your favorite athletes.

Alex Taussig: What a VC Does

Fred Wilson is one of my favorite venture bloggers. Over at AVC, he wrote a post a little while ago entitled What a CEO Does. Speaking on a panel this weekend at Harvard College on careers in finance, I had to describe what I do and realized that people still view VC as something of a "black box." The intent of this post is to give entrepreneurs (and the rest of you) a bit of a peak inside.

Founder's Friday: Isabella Products

Who are the faces behind a company? How did the company get started? These are common question you may have about startups you see and hear about. If you don't get a chance to personally meet the founders, you're unlikely to ever know their story. That's what Founder Fridays is all about.

Today we have Matthew Growney from Isabella Products, a company that makes next-generation consumer wireless products and services.

 

 

5 Tips for Networking Success

With fall in full swing, many of you are probably checking out the Boston startup community for the first time. Whether you’re a student with your first great startup idea or someone looking to leave a big company for a startup, there’s a few things you should keep in mind to make the most of your networking experience.

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