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Why Smart Startups Don’t Attend Your Event and How To Fix It

Dear “Startup” Event Organizers, I get it, you need to make money on your event or at least cover your costs. No one is asking you not to make money on your event, but you really can’t claim to be a startup event when your price of admission for a startup is the same you

13 Damn Good Reasons To Write The Damn Business Plan

My latest post is up on Medium. 13 Damn Good Reasons To Write The Damn Business Plan

CodeKids Camp in Miami is Launched

What will your child learn this summer? We’ve got you covered if you want your child to be able to compete as software eats the world. Join us for CodeKids Camp! We are excited to announce the launch of the only coding camp for Miami that is from Miami. We assembled a world class team

Beautiful investor startup pitch deck

This is a fantastic deck for sending to investors. The narrative is simple, to the point, and explains exactly what they want to communicate. Unfortunately, Wattage didn’t make it, but after reading their deck, I am sorely disappointed. WattageAngelDeck(PDF)

Your Marketing Sucks and Here’s What You Can Do About – LinkedIn Post

So, recently I’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of LinkedIn’s new content network and so I decided to start posting there to see how it goes for us. Check out my first post here: Your Marketing Sucks! Here’s What You Should Do About It

Ep. 1 – Amazing Startup Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Peter Pezaris – Founder/CEO of

It’s a big day for us here at ClickBrain and Captiva Companies. The first episode of our new Startup Lessons podcast (click play at the bottom of this post) is up and ready to go in audio and video versions. We are awaiting Apple approval of the podcast and will post a link when ready.

I love attorneys – 10 Ways Startups Can Reduce Legal Costs And Maximize Attorney Value

Q: What’ the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee? A: A boxing referee doesn’t get paid more for a longer fight I have a confession to make. I love attorneys. They have saved my silly ass more times than I care to count. Early in my career, they saved me by bailing me out of

Does your app make it difficult to get to it’s yummy goodness?

Do you remember what a pain in the ass it used to be to open cookies and then close them? The other night, I quietly tip-toed to the kitchen for a late snack. I was looking forward to a rich butter cookie, but also dreading the noise and hassle of opening the package. Usually you