Welcome to Startup Junkies
The focus of Startup Junkies is the startup stage which, by our definition, includes both opportunity identification and launch.
If you’re an entrepreneur who needs to get going fast with a new venture and wants to learn from others, this is the place for you.
We bring together both the theory and practice of successful startup entrepreneurship.
While our backgrounds are in the technology sector, the lessons shared here will be beneficial to almost any entrepreneur.
Our preference is for creating low-cost startup strategies so that the chump’s game of chasing outside capital can be avoided.
Since 2004 Startup Junkies has been designing, managing, and curating a world-class ecosystem of entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, academics, mentors, advisers, consultants, and partners, in which it applies the best practices in everything from execution to deployment, launch, funding, growth, and exit.
They’re back! Find the link to the free treasures which typically include ebooks, courses, and other items such as audio/videos materials for small businesses. It’s well worth your time. Gifts will vary over time.
Business plans are about as objective and honest as personal ads on dating sites. – AVC
Business plans have fallen out of favor over the past 16 years or so. Most people now use executive summaries, pitchdecks, websites, and live presentations instead. However, here’s how you write a business if you must.
Does Raphael Busenius’ mother know that he is a spamming scumbag?
Don’t you hate spam?
I hate it all but the very worst kind is when the spammer uses your own email address as his. Just a few minutes ago an email arrived in my box from me. What? Well that’s how it looked at first blush. The problem is that I don’t send myself spam. So I looked into it.
The spammer turned out to be YOURS2SUCCESS.COM at email@example.com
Women swarm to social media; men ignore.
Some hard date has come out recently that verifies what we have all suspected all along. Women love to spend time on social media chatting. Men avoid it because they prefer to simply transact business and be done with it.
Come on guys, make some room for small talk!
Here’s the data:
There is this theory in venture capital that you want to back coachable entrepreneurs. But the entrepreneurs who have really radical ideas are not only not coachable, but they generally react with hostility to being coached. One of the things we test for is – we say, “Have you thought about doing this the other way?” What we are not looking for is them say, “Oh, that’s a great idea!” What we are looking for is a stare, “You idiot. You moron. You’ve been sitting here, listening to me for 20 minutes and I’ve been working on this for 5 years and you think you understand this so well that you can make me a suggestion. And not only you’re an idiot for thinking you can do that, but I will now explain you in detail why you’re that big of an idiot”.We love those! Those are fantastic!’-Marc Andreessen
Congratulations to Hobi Michalec of Domain Holdings Group for winning the Moronic Spammer of the Year Award!
Here at Startup Junkies, we really don’t like domain squatters. It’s a scummy line of work consisting of grabbing domains that could be put to good use by entrepreneurs and trying to sell them at rip-off prices. Oftentimes these losers will sit on a domain for a decade or more hoping that a sucker finally comes along who will buy it from them.
However, there is something even worse than a lowlife domain squatter. It’s a low life domain squatter who repeatedly spams you even though you have stated clearly on your site that you are not interested in being spammed by them. To fight spam, we put up a Contact Form which reads:
Need to get hold of us?
Please use the form below and understand that due to the volume of messages we cannot respond to every one.
Do not send us info on domains you have for sale. TIA
See the Contact Form here. That last line is intended to tell spammers like Hobi Michalec to not spam us.
Your average cat would get the point but not this Einstein. This is just his latest bit of spam to us: