No, this isn’t clickbait to sell you on some ‘how to get rich quick’ book, nor is it some hidden secret to success. Through my experiences running VentureStorm the past two years, I have encountered hundreds (if not thousands) of entrepreneurs from around the world – some extremely successful, others not so much. I have also taken notice of the actions and sacrifices my team and I take on a day-to-day basis to continue to grow the company. Through this journey, I have developed a theory in what I believe to be is the key to being a successful entrepreneur. Continue reading
In this day and age, I consider a website or mobile application to fall under the product category. That being said, launching your product into the world is an unbelievably exciting moment. It’s something that TV shows such as Silicon Valley portray as a bunch of guys in t-shirts huddled around a single computer, they press a button, and boom- thousands of visitors are flocking their site. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case; however, I’ve compiled a list of things you could do so your product launch doesn’t go unnoticed. Continue reading
As the VentureStorm team and I continue our journey, I believe many will benefit from reading what we’re going through every step of the way. I’d like to highlight some recent events that have happened, things we’ve learned, and how we’re continually adjusting course towards a sustainable and successful business. Continue reading
Developers like any of us can get bored of the same old app development day in and day out. Correctly incentivizing them can keep them engaged. Continue reading
Most entrepreneurs view equity financing as the best and most common form of raising money for their startup. Equity financing involves the typical pitching to investors and venture capital firms to raise money in exchange for equity in your company – the stuff you frequently see on TV and read about online. However, that’s not the only way to raise money for your company. In fact, in many cases it’s not even the smartest route to take. Continue reading
Beginning a startup is a tedious process, so bringing along the right team can help. Just make sure you are setting up payment structures that make sense for the entrepreneurs and the hired help.
Entrepreneurs and startups are constantly looking for talented developers to grow their team (that’s why we built VentureStorm :)). But finding the right developer is just the start.
You’ve been grinding on your startup full-speed ahead for a while now. You know the ins and outs of your product, and you need to get this newcomer caught up to speed with everything. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to ease the transition. Continue reading
There are many necessary steps that happen between finding a developer and when development begins. Among those steps are signing contracts to on-board a developer that defines the entire relationship between the two parties. Whether you are hiring an employee or a freelancer, it is important to consider the things below. Continue reading
I’ve been lucky enough to personally work with 130+ early stage startups over the past two years. A lot of these are young adults looking for a technical co-founder and others are seasoned entrepreneurs looking for a new software developer. Through the observations of these companies I have come up with some observations on how to find a co-founder online. This is not supposed to be taken as fact. But I’m sure when you read these observations it will become pretty clear that they work. Continue reading
Every entrepreneurship event I attend I meet a handful of non-technical entrepreneurs who want technical teammates. But those entrepreneurs don’t have the slightest clue what they’re looking for in a developer or the specs of their project. Hopefully I can teach all you non-technical founders a few key words and steps to take that will help you get to the next step. One step closer: from idea to full-scale application. Continue reading