TechCrunch: Exploding Term Sheets Prompt Y Combinator To Sync Acceptance Dates With Competitors

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: TechCrunch: Exploding Term Sheets Prompt Y Combinator To Sync Acceptance Dates With Competitors

If you didn’t catch the recent TechCrunch post on Y Combinator’s decision to sync its application deadlines with other seed accelerator programs, beyond the decision, there was one other key bit of information at the tail end of the post:

This session”s application includes one other notable change: startups are being encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Before now, half of all applications have been submitted in the last two days before the deadline as founders work to polish their applications. This time, the YC team will be reviewing applications earlier and interacting with founders before the deadline, so it”s in your best interest to apply as early as possible.

Sound like the “Begin a Dialogue” advice from my seed fund application advice post?  Yep…  Get cranking on those applications!


Get Philly in Fast Company Magazine

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: Get Philly in Fast Company Magazine

Fast Company is releasing a 5-part series on great cities for start ups. So far, New York City, Boulder, and the latest, Seattle, have been published. That only leaves 2 spots and Philly should be one of them. Innovation Philadelphia asked Fast Company how Philly could get noticed because, well, it deserves to be. To get our great city included, send your thoughts and ideas on Why You Should Start a Company in… Philadelphia to ideas(at)fastcompany(dot)com.


Life as a Healthcare CIO: Stress Acceleration

Posted: January 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: Life as a Healthcare CIO: Stress Acceleration

“Just as a parachuter accelerates at 32 feet/second/second until reaching terminal velocity, there is a point in our existence as humans that stress acceleration will take us to terminal velocity in the quality of our lives.”

Interesting stuff and very true – where do we go from here?


tgethr – From internal to everyone

Posted: January 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: tgethr – From internal to everyone

Inkling Markets, a Y Combinator company, released a collaboration product that they built for their own internal needs.  Lots of great stuff starts this way – Ruby on Rails was famously extracted from 37 Signals’ Basecamp product. Good to see more companies taking products that work for them and making them available.


DreamIt Ventures now accepting applications for DreamIt 2010 this summer in Philadelphia!

Posted: January 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: DreamIt Ventures now accepting applications for DreamIt 2010 this summer in Philadelphia!

DreamIt 2009 was a fantastic experience – tons of great speakers, awesome companies to work alongside, and smart mentors to learn from.  Plus, it’s right in the middle of Philly’s very vibrant startup scene.  You should apply!


NYC SeedStart 2010

Posted: January 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: link | No Comments »

Link: NYC SeedStart 2010

NYC Seed launches its own formal startup accelerator program for 10 teams this summer.  Adding it to my running list of accelerator programs.