Yelp Just Put the Nail in the Coffin of Path Talk

Yelp launches an app for local businesses…smart move. It’s focused on 3 things: Manage business presence from a phone Respond to customer questions Respond to customer reviews Looks like Path Talk (focused on responding to customer questions) will be on a slow demise. They are missing the most important aspect: scale.

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LetsTRYKE, and More on The Long Tail of Ride Sharing

I agree with Nick Grossman, when he said “the long tail of ride sharing will be a big big thing”. Earlier this week, as a result of being one of the organizers for Startup Weekend Valparaiso and a friend’s project (Wilin) advancing to the Global Startup Battle champions track, I was browsing other finalists and came across LetsTryke (@letstryke). They didn’t win unfortunately, but that’s not the point. In my Why I’m Long Lyft post on GeekWire, I said: Lyft’s brand can support being the technology under the entire public transportation grid (including a massive peer-to-peer component that doesn’t exist today). LetsTRYKE in the Philippines is exactly the type of long tail opportunity that exists in the transportation market in the developing … Continue reading

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The Off Switch

I watched the video for The Off Switch when looking at the finalists for Global Startup Battle 2014: Our mission with Horizon is to get people off their computer/phone and go experience the world with their own two eyes. It should go without saying that anyone who shares the fundamental belief that nothing magical ever happens staring at your screen and is doing something about it (such as my friend Sloane working on DinnerMode), is someone I’m a fan/supporter of.

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Why I’m Long Lyft

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Call me crazy, but I believe Lyft has an incredible shot at having more impact on society over the long term than Uber (not make more money or have a higher valuation). Why? Read my guest post over at GeekWire: Why I’m Long Lyft.  

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Surviving the Startup Life – Jerry Colonna

It’s an hour, but highly recommend watching if you are involved with a start-up..

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A Glimpse into Start-Up Chile

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If you want to get a glimpse into Start-Up Chile, here’s a short video for you… Indeed, Start-Up Chile has been an amazing experience with a truly, truly international community of entrepreneurs.

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Organizing a Start-Up Weekend: This is What Makes it all Worth It

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I was one of the organizers for Startup Weekend Valparaiso this past weekend. The weeks of planning, and 3 days of the actual event were busy. But it’s seeing testimonials like this that makes it all worth it…

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