Caution: Don't Take the Bus in the Midwest by Ahmed Siddiqui

Jack Dorsey is right about one thing, there is a bubble, but riding the bus may not be the most efficient means to disrupting the country’s — and Silicon Valley’s — biggest problem. It is far too aware that it is a source — if not the source — for innovation in America’s economy. Does…

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Hey Bro: The Three Startup Pitches That Will Have Investors Screaming for More

After seeing hundreds of startup pitches at startup competitions and Startup Weekend events, I’ve come to realize that there are three types of pitches that almost always win.  When I refer to winning pitches, I am being agnostic to the industry or technology and referring more to how the pitch is actually delivered.  Here are…

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Facebook Promoted Posts: A Tool You Need In Your Startup Kit

After the IPO, what will $5 get you in Facebook? Turns out, plenty. After this months rocky but massively important IPO, we are really starting to see changes in how Facebook is trying to monetize their platform.  Many of you have seen an additional button on Facebook posts on your brand page that says “Promote”. …

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#SWBayMEGA Leader Ahmed Siddiqui Tells Us to Learn to Code During #DEMO2012

By: Ahmed Siddiqui, Startup Weekend San Francisco Bay Area Coordinator & Founder of Go Go Mongo! It seems like getting a technical co-founder is all the rage here in Silicon Valley. You have an awesome idea, and you have a killer application to YCombinator, and you know that if you land that technical co-founder, you’ll…

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