This clip from Apollo 13 exemplifies what I believe is the absolute most fun about startups: solving problems. Software or services…or baklava. Whatever you’re starting, you’re starting it to solve someone’s problem, even if the problem is not having the best dessert at your fingertips.
There simply is no substitute for doing. If you’re building software that automates some process, do that process manually first. If you’re building a machine that does a task, you must do that task first. Manually. If you are creating, packaging, and shipping a product over and over and over, … Keep reading >>>
Much like every conversation about technology over the last 10 years involved the term “mobile”, today’s conversations almost always include the Internet of Things (IoT). At a recent breakfast, we, too, got deep into this topic. But we found ourselves taking a step back from the details of where some … Keep reading >>>
Today, BIP Capital, a venture capital firm here in Atlanta, released their first annual report on the state of startup capital and the startup ecosystem in the Southeastern US. The report is based on five years of data gathered and synthesized by the folks at BIP. You can download … Keep reading >>>
I hinted around one of my latest projects in the previous post, and now it’s time to reveal the project. This post is the beginning of our beta test of Southern Baklava, a specialty baked goods e-commerce business.
About three years ago, my wife decided to put her baking skills to work to make some extra money. Georgia has a Cottage Food Law that permits home bakers to have their kitchen inspected and sell their creations locally (e.g., only in Georgia). Recently, after a lot of business and … Keep reading >>>