1. Hear Bill Warner’s "Startup from the Heart"- Bill Warner, affectionately known by some as ‘The Godfather of Boston Startups’ gives an amazing talk about how you should build a business with true intentions that everyone should hear.
With The Boston Startup School Expose today and friends that are recent graduates asking about employment any advice on how best to navigate the Boston tech job market would be really appreciated by them. So I outlined a process that worked for me after being suggested to it by local entrepreneurs and hiring managers.
As a self-proclaimed business guy I believed I would much sooner run a marathon than have anything to do with a hackathon. However, as life runs on a mysterious course… I found myself Saturday sitting in front of 150 eager developers and designers, running the show for AngelHack Boston. Having barely passed the CSS Styles portion of the 1 week web-design portion of my college education, it is safe to say I felt a bit out of touch with the target market and the challenge. But, after learning from 48 hours of pure hacking, here are three tips to leading a successful hack that you can be proud of:
In the Sunday Globe this week, Scott Kirsner posed the question, "Does Boston Have Too Many Startups?" The article seemed to try to make the argument that all our little startups should just be employees at bigger startups (disregarding how bigger startups, start out...).
The article is really best summed up in the quote in the article by Craig Driscoll, "companies that hope to grow need to do more than complain about how tight the talent market is." I find it fitting that coincidentally, Ryan Durkin, COO of CampusLive (and mentee of Mr. Driscoll as a Highland Capital portfolio company) writes about attracting talent today.