Interview with BlastPoint
Meet Alison Alvarez and Tomer Borenstein, the founders of BlastPoint. Before starting BlastPoint, Alison had a career in building big data tools for large Fortune 1000 companies. Through her work, she came to realize two things: When it comes to big data systems, everyone asks for the same subset of features. Only really large companies […]
Throughout the Spring, I had been posting a blog entry about once a week. I had a writing schedule that worked well for me. Then something happened that disrupted my routine – I had a baby. This is my second child, so I had a better idea of what I was getting into. But I […]
3 ways to validate your startup idea without building a damn thing
Embrace the “validate first, build later” philosophy and try out these three ways to validate your startup idea without building a damn thing.
The MVE: Minimum Viable Experiment
Entrepreneurs would find a lot more freedom to explore and grow their ideas if they focussed less on MVP, and more on MVE: the minimum viable experiment.
The Startup Pitch
In graduate school, whenever we were getting ready to attend a conference, we would all get together to practice our elevator pitches. In theory, the reason we practiced our pitch was that if by some miracle we found ourselves on an elevator with a philanthropically inclined Bill Gates we’d be ready to win him over with a […]
Good startup ideas: Where do they come from?
No such thing as an epiphany. Good startup ideas come from experience, and they can be made better with more and a diversity of experience.
Interview with Greg Buzulencia, CEO and founder of ViaHero
Meet Greg Buzulencia, the CEO and founder of ViaHero.
Resources for Startups in Pittsburgh
For small business owners, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. Here are some of the many resources available to Pittsburgh startups.