In many ways, it’s never been easier to start a company. Bootstrapping is often a viable choice, but some businesses are almost impossible to launch without capital. There are endless books and blogs from the viewpoint of VCs espousing philosophies about how to raise venture capital, but the actual process from Day One of making the decision to raise money is still a black hole, left to private meetings, phone calls, and known to a relatively small population.
Designers and technologists often have little or no experience dealing with investors, and even learning a new vocabulary to talk with VCs is often the first stumbling block. Join us for an evening with drinks and a veteran panel of entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs features Allison Goldberg (Time Warner Investments), Ryan Freitas (About.me), Rick Webb (Quotidian Ventures, Barbarian Group), Gino Zahnd (Cozy, Flickr, Kosmix, Splunk) and John Bragg (Cozy, Kosmix).
Startup! Real Stories and Life-saving Tips: A Panel… - Eventbrite
This will be a good time. The first time my good friend Ryan (Co-Founder of the recently re-independent About.me) and I will be on a panel talking about tech. Honestly, I wish this panel was like 4 hours long. But it’s not. It’s only an hour. Or so. And it’s in the evening. And it’s cheap. You should totally come. We’ll go get a drink afterwards. It’s in the village. Maybe we’ll go to Destination afterwards.
Trentmöller on Flickr.
Trentemøller, Rekjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, October, 2007
“Over the last several months, I’ve been meeting with local entrepreneurs, Main Streets organizations, and neighborhood and civic associations. There is a common theme that emerges from these conversations: The current liquor license process is confusing, and the cap limits access and creates often prohibitive costs for small businesses trying to get started. The scarcity of liquor licenses drives up their price, from $50,000 for a beer and wine license to upwards of $450,000 for a full liquor license.”
Don’t bottle up liquor licenses - CommonWealth Magazine
This shit is so crazy in Boston. I have an old boston friend here in New York now and he was like “I bought and opened this bar for $100k” and I thought ” you couldn’t even buy the LICENSE in Boston for that. For TWICE that.”
Sunburned in full effect on Flickr.
At All Tomorrow’s Parties The Nightmare Before Christmas, Curated by Thurston Moore, Butlin’s Holiday Center, Minehead, Somerset, December 2006
The Dirty Three on Flickr.
Dirty Three, Mama Kin Music Hall, Boston, 28 March, 1997.
In honor of MBV’s new album, I give you all 15 minutes of the noise interlude during “You Made Me Realize” from Coachella, 2009. Shot by me. In HD!
There was this glorious 16 year period where I had been at the last MBV show forever and I wore it as a badge of honor. but I am happy to have them back. This will be the third decade I’ve seen them play in and that is A-OK.