Serial Entrepreneur, Google mentor, & Journalist. Author of "Get Awesome on Airbnb" Start Up Nation veteran. Advocate for women in tech. My work has been featured in PBS, Forbes and Bloomberg.
I help women and interested supporters to understand the dynamics of gender bias in tech and take steps to overcome it.
Refine your story and make a pitch that get's you and your company noticed.
If you need to bounce ideas or come up with new ones. I can help you make the creative leap
I have written a digital marketing guide for Airbnb hosts
I have founded two startups in the US. I am an American citizen but living abroad and I know other people who have set up US based companies even if they are not citizens. I know some companies that can help with all of the paperwork that needs to be filed.
If you would like to discuss how this is done, and if it is a good idea for your company, please feel free to contact me and schedule a call.
Having cheap in the domain name is generally not a good idea- especially because rebranding means changing domains if the strategy doesn't work. That said, marketing yourself as the "cheapest" service is fine. Go low end with the design and the price.
The best way to judge is to A/B test a landing page and put some money behind some Facebook and Google advertising and see which gives you better conversion rates.
"The internet of things" is a very hot investment space. It is a good idea because it is a revolution of hardware, so that means that the technological developments will have real world applications and a lasting consumer base.
Social networks, apps and games can all be fleeting but once people make investments in infrastructure they are usually long term.
I have a lot of experience with people who are just getting started and are not yet funding.
You can find many of them through databases of accelerators that don't provide funding (as a first step). It might also be worth it to do a bit of recruiting of these startups depending on what you intend to do with information.
I would be happy to talk with you about this and give you more information once I have a deeper understanding of what you are trying to do.
Coming up with the right keywords is an art and a science. I have employed a few different tactics to identify key words and it is possible to limit those to the words in specific locations.
Looking for trending topics in Sydney would help you to narrow down the keywords for a lifestyle blog.
I would be happy to discuss how to find the best key words if you would like to schedule a call for follow up questions.
I have worked on branding for a variety of companies. I love helping artists share their work with the world.
Contacting sellers on Esty is a great idea IF your designs add value to their products. A good way to find out is to create and show them some samples of how your design would look on their product.
If you want to hear some more ideas, or ask more questions- please set up a time to speak.
Perhaps you might want to offer to come to a class and speak about entrepreneurship, programming and startups. Find a way to give first, and then at the end let them play with/use your app.
You can't go wrong if you are offering more than you are asking for.
Also, research has shown that you can get 80% of the information that you need from User testing with just 5 users. You might be able to get a lot more done with less people than you suspect.
Yes, this can be structured as a Non-profit for promoting the arts. You will need to build this carefully and be true to the meaning of being a "non profit". No scalping of tickets etc.
I have a Masters in Non Profit Management and have created and run numerous non-profits.
I'd be happy to walk you through the process of setting it up and watching out for pitfalls. Including filling the necessary paperwork, raising money and creating a board of directors.
I believe that you shouldn't be looking for the "average" amount for a round of funding, but rather- what you need to get the product done and get traction.
Going right to series A without a client or traction is going to be really hard.
Starting with a smaller seed round is a safer bet and then you can segway that into a larger round a few months later.
Depending on Canadian law, you will most likely need to close your business and establish a Non-profit. They will need to be two separate entities if you want to do tax deductible donations.
Are you worried about protecting your IP? Your customers? I would need to know a little bit more about what you are trying to do in order to give you a more in depth answer.
In my experience, it is best to wait as long as possible before dividing up equity. At the end of the day, "value" is usually going to be defined by how hard people work and how much they contribute. The more indispensable a person is, the more equity I would give them.
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