TRUE linkswear

About 95% of my clients are tech startups. And while I love downloading my startup clients’ apps to my iPhone, it is also nice to download a client’s product to my feet: (Disclaimer: Not actually my feet) TRUE linkswear is a Dallas startup, co-founded by Sean Eidson, Robert Rigg and

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The $10,000 Sentence

You’re in a startup and everything is scarce including capital. Thus, when you encounter a legal issue (like incorporation) you conduct a cost-benefit analysis of hiring a startup lawyer. I understand the need to ensure you are getting value for the small amount of capital you start with — I

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Startup Weekend Dallas is a Global Startup Battle

Startup Weekend Dallas is now a true global startup battle. The winning team from Dallas will go head-to-head against the winning teams from Beirut, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York, Portland, Seattle, Sofia, and Tulsa. From http://globalstartupbattle.com/battle: “On the weekends of November 12-14 and 19-21, hundreds of teams around

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November Rain

Axl Rose began working on November Rain in 1983 — a full 8 years before it was released by Guns N’ Roses. Axl came up with a piano-only version of the song early, but by the time 1991 rolled around November Rain was a full-blown hair metal power ballad. Axl

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Why Finders Are Losers

Whenever a startup considers paying a “finder” for successful investor introductions, I have the same type of conversation with the founders that goes something like this: — Startup: “Finder” knows a lot of investors and he’ll introduce us if we pay him [6]% of all capital raised through the introductions.

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Dallas Startup Happy Hour Tomorrow

Dallas Startup Happy Hour is tomorrow @ 5pm! The speakers for the inaugural Startup Happy Hour 2.0, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Campbell Centre, will include Blake Burris of CoHabitat; Gabriella Draney of Tech Wildcatters; Danica Mathes of Ignite Dallas; and Joey Pomerenke of Startup Weekend. More than 250

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Embrace the Martian

Real talk. Service providers like startup lawyers aren’t exactly the crowd favorites at startup events and have a hard time fitting in with the crowd. For the past year or so, every time I’m about to enter a startup event Kid Cudi‘s “Embrace the Martian” song pops into my head.

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Startup Weekend Dallas 3

Startup Weekend Dallas 3 is set to take place November 12th-14th. Whether you have a full-time job or are a co-founder in a current startup, Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will be a great way to engage with the local startup scene. The Event Startup Weekend Dallas 3 will open Friday

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Accelerator Mentors over Money (and Office Space)

With the success of Y Combinator and TechStars, several accelerators have popped up everywhere. Some have done quite well. Here in Dallas,Tech Wildcatters had a strong class recently and is poised to be around for awhile. They key for each is good programming and good accelerator mentors. But this morning I read

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Dallas Idea Week October 11-17

Dallas Idea Week is taking place next week. There’s a list of events too long to individually list on this blog, but you can check them out here. Be sure to check out the CoHabitat + TEDxSMU Mobile Salon October 12th @ 6pm and the launch of Digital Dallas October

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