What is “copyright jail” and how to avoid it

Still in the throes of developing your product? Busy fulfilling promises made to beta customers? Then paying attention to the agreement sent to you by your marketing freelancer or creative agency for that new corporate website or that new logo is the last thing on your mind, right? Big mistake. Unlike outsourcing product development efforts,…

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Founders: Why core values are not a luxury

I meet, on average, 4 founders of new startups each week. Some at the concept stage, others at the prototyping stage, and still others, albeit a minority are looking for co-founders, team members, etc. Building a startup is a team sport. The single biggest mistake a founder can make is to try to go at…

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Customer Discovery Data Startups Must Collect

I rarely meet a founder who relishes the now established practice of customer discovery. The process of “getting out of the building”to test the thesis behind their product can and is a long journey. Startups that do not approach it with the mindset of openness risk unnecessary challenges later.   Customer Discovery The goal of…

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Paul Judge’s Latest Project is a Robotic Bartender

Entrepreneur, technologist and investor Paul Judge latest project is a roboticĀ bartender. Judge met the two founders of Monsieur, a startup developing an intelligent robotic bartender, when they were serving drinks using an early prototype. This prototype captured Judge’s attention and he ā€œinstantly imagined it as a luxury product brand that could be in the top…

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Should Your Startup Celebrate Milestones?

A SaaS startup in town hit $1 million in annual recurring revenue, often considered a significant revenue milestone for startups with a SaaS offering, and threw a party to celebrate with employees, investors and friends of the company. The party was held at a popular , in this case a microbrewery and the 150 or…

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