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Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

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[Author’s Note: TL;DR – This is a really long blog post that outlines a vision for the future of innovation based on nearly a decade of my experiences as a community organizer, and relates some of my feelings about the StartupBus event and the community that arises from it. I hope you’ll give it a […]

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Self-organization and the StartupBus Community

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Too Long, Didn’t Read A brief explanation before we dive into a very long longform post; when I first set out to write this, I had two goals: to tell the world more about the StartupBus community, and demonstrate that we’re about so much more than rapidly building startups on a moving bus. to address […]

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The Four Ways StartupBus Dramatically Grew My Network

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This article is a slightly modified version of the article posted previously at New Worker Magazine. People who know me usually see me as a people person, and I definitely am someone who’s interested in other people and in how relationships and communities work. I have always placed a high value on my connections with […]

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The Five Lean Lessons I Learned On The StartupBus

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In 2011, I went on one of the most arduous and life-changing trips I’ve ever taken – I rode the StartupBus from New York City to Austin, Texas. At the time I thought I was out for a lark, taking a road trip that just happened to end where I wanted to go… little did […]

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Hackathons, For Love And Money

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If you work in software development, you’ve no doubt heard of the concept of a hackathon: a marathon event (sometimes continuing through the night, with little to no sleep) where participants attempt to cobble (or hack, or jerry-rig) together a solution to a perceived problem or challenge. The term “hack” has a rich history and […]

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