KickoffLabs recently applied to the TechStars incubator program. We made it past the first round, got to fill out part two of the application, but didn’t get in. It’s OK, being part of a program like this really wasn’t part of our plan in the first place. In fact, we launched to paying customers before the program in Seattle even started. I’ll be honest and admit that KickoffLabs is not the next trendy billion dollar Groupon clone with Color integration. (I kid because I love. )
Yesterday the United States celebrated it’s independence. But did you celebrate your own independence? We did and you can to. We know you want to declare independence from your job, but it’s difficult to know how you would get started. We understand this feeling because we’ve both been there.
With well over 500,000 mobile apps available today there is a lot of mobile app development going on. That number means it’s getting harder to stand out by simply publishing your app to the store. Here are some tips that will help you build out a winning web site for your app.
There are three core stats you should be tracking on your sign-up pages. These three stats build on one another, are easy to understand, and give you some goals implied goals.
Living inside the techno-bubble as an entrepreneur you are inundated with fraudulent marketing that tells you that you need to go ‘big or go home’ with your startup. It’s not said as directly as that, but you get the picture when you hear statements like “real innovation is disruptive”.
Since we’re gearing up for the launch of KickoffLabs we’ve been reflecting on what we’d do differently next time. My first bit of advice to future Josh (or anyone starting a new business) is to stop worrying so much about steps one through three.