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Live Angel Pitch Event Featuring VoxEdu

Angel Pitch Events The broadcast begins with a 15 minute pitch from a promising technology startup. The pitch deck may be downloaded from this site so listeners can follow along. A period of Q&A follows where a panel of expert advisors and angel investors can ask questions of the presenters. The panel scores the startup in key areas including: The TeamThe Business ModelMarketing StrategyImplementation Plan Time permitted, listeners may call in and ask questions and offer their feedback. The Startup: VoxEdu - visit the show page at AngelPitches.com to download the pitch deck The Panel:   John Ricci - Founder/President at US Angel InvestorsAndy Stewart - Managinig Partner at SJH VenturesWilliam Keyser - Managing Director at Venture Founders LLCWayde Gilchrist - Host    

Startup Incubators

Successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a startup company will stay in business for the long term: older studies found 87% of incubator graduates stayed in business, in contrast to 44% of all firms. Some incubator success stories include Airbnb, Dropbox, and Heroku.  On this episode we are privileged to be joined by Taylor Hazelhurst, director of a new type of incubator, Creative Factory (www.nothingistoobig.com), located in West Palm Beach, FL. Taylor will tell us about their extremecubator concept which uses a factory model to produce successful startups. We’ll talk about the processes used in the Creative Factory including: Tooling - how the right tooling gets the job done quicker and cheaperPlanning - blueprints for successAssembly - managing the projectFulfillment - scaling and marketing beyond the startup phase

Crowdfunding - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Is crowdfunding the new way to get the seed stage funding that startups desperately need? On this episode we consider the pros and cons I getting your funding from a crowd of investors. We'll include: What it currently means when you advertise your fundraisingTitle III - what it is and what it changesWhat VCs thinkHow to manage many investors  

Angels and VCs

  Our special guest tonight is Stephen Findlay, an angel investor currently looking for investment opportunities and a former VC. He is also the founder of invrep ( now reportally ) , which provides a reporting tool for startups and investors as well as a cap table builder and management tool. Building momentum Turning momentum into investment dollarsShould a startup screen investors to find the right investor(s) or just take the moneyWhat makes a startup and investor a good matchWorking with investorsWhat investors want from Startups  What investors want to give to StartupsWhat happens when VCs enter a StartupWhere investor returns come fromThe importance of good reporting and invrep makes it easy

Monetizing Your Apps

On this episode we are joined by David Chodosh, co-founder of MyBeanJar. David will introduce us to a fun and exciting new way to turn the games you develop into profit through in-app coupons. We'll discuss traditional monetization methods such as: paid installsad impressionssubscriptionsin-app purchases And then David will introduce us to MyBeanJar's unique coupon system that offers app publishers a way to generate incremental revenue as well as making content more sticky and producing higher retention.  

Fixing Performance Issues

Sometimes your app or site doesn't see any "real" traffic until after you launch. And, unfortunately that is usually the time we find out that our site or backend has performance problems. On this episode we discuss typical performance problems and ways to fix them: Database  Optmizing Queries Use of DB CachingMiddle Tier Page CachingObject CachingCode OptimizationFront End Compressing ContentCaching ContentMinifying Scripts

Branding and Public Relations Strategies

On this episode we primarily focus on strategies using LinkedIn.  Our special guest is Chuck Hester, a LinkedIn power connector with more than 13,000 direct connections.  Chuck will tell us about using LinkedIn for media relations, personal and professional branding, and how to use social media to build business contacts.  Chuck is the Host of LinkedConversations, a weekly podcast on all things LinkedIn, and the author of Linking In to Pay it Forward, Changing the Value Proposition in Social Media. The Chief Connections Officer at Chuck Hester Enterprises, Chuck helps businesses get their stories told through influencer relations, good old fashion PR strategies and hard work.  He also offers LinkedIn Corporate Boot Camps that help businesses maximize their use of LinkedIn, find and retain customers and enhance their social media footprints. You can find him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/chuckhester

How to Test Your Product or App

Are you building your product in a vacuum? Do you actually know how users are going to react to your product, or are you just going on instinct? Early user testing is the key to gaining valuable feedback that you can use to refine your product before launch. We are joined by Thomas Grüderich of testCloud who will discuss: •    Getting Early user feedback. •    Getting early users. •    Explorative Testing. •    Test Cases. •    Usability Testing. SPECIAL PROMO: If you register for testCloud through this special link you will be eligible to win a free software test worth $2000!

How to Pitch to Investors

On this episode we discuss pitching to Angels and Venture Capitalists. We will cover: How to meet and get appointments with investors.Creating the Pitch DeckThe slides you must have in your presentationThe slides that will get you fundingThe Short, Medium, and Long presentationsDifferences between pitching to Angels and pitching to VCs

Validate Your Idea

Tonight we feature an interview with Sujan Patel, Internet Marketer and Entrepreneur. On this show we discuss: The Seven Steps for Launching Great Ideas Define Your IdeaTest Your IdeaIdentify Necessary ResourcesSecure Necessary ResourcesCreate a To-Do ListSet DeadlinesRefine Your Idea After Launch We also discuss how to test and validate your ideas.  

Leveraging the Cloud

Should you be on the Cloud? On this episode we will discuss: Limitations of Traditional Web HostingHosting it yourselfCoding for the cloudCloud options (AWS, Rackspace, etc.)Advantages of the CloudSaving money on the Cloud If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com  

Free and Cool Tools for Startups

Tonight we present a roundup of free tools to help your business and your product development.

Wait! Don't launch without this!

Your Company Website Don't dare try to launch your product without putting together an impressive website to represent your company. Here are the key points we discuss in this episode: Your website is the clothes for your productWhen to launch your siteMake it look like a millions bucks but only spend your lunch moneyResponsive Front EndsDon't forget about your social sites

Working and Hiring for Equity

With the large number of new startups emerging and looking for talent, a trend has been to offer mostly equity instead of salary. We are joined by Chris Madeira of Equitylancer.com. Chris and I discuss: Why equity opportunities may be attractive to senior and junior level employees/partnersWhat are the pitfalls of hiring people to work for equityWhat are the pitfalls of working for equityHow to find people willing to work for equityPersonal experiences

Featured Company - Nubie

Tonight we are featuring Nubie (nubie.com). Nubie is an award winning cloud-based startup portal. They help you startup your business from anywhere in 9 easy steps. We are joined by Nubie founder Loughlin Nestor who will walk us through the 9 steps to business success. Loughlin’s background is in investment and finance. He has extensive experience in fund raising, property development and has worked with some of the big boys. Now, his focus is on developing nubie from the user’s perspective.    

More Startup Mistakes

What can go wrong when developing your product and the solutions.

Most Common Mistakes

On this episode we will discuss the most common mistakes tech startups make and how you can avoid them. We will also discuss: How to turn around a failing projectHow to narrow the scopeHow not to run out of money!Resources available to you

Go Social

Integrate with Social Media On this episode we discuss why your startup needs to integrate with social media and how to leverage the tools available to: Deploy your application on social media platformsGain users by integrating your registration process with social media accountsCommunicate with your users through social mediaPromote and expand  your user base

Go Mobile

Developing for Mobile On this episode we discuss: Strategies for putting your idea on mobile devicesWhy mobile must be considered firstWhat to do if your users are complaining that your site doesn't work on mobileNative mobile developmentUsing a framework to develop for all devices at the same timeResponsive web development

Launch Without Coding

On tonight's episode we disuss ways to launch your startup quickly without writing a line of code! We will discuss: Ways to launch a website without writing codeWays to add advanced functionality to your site without writing codeWays to create complete web applications without writing codeUsing databases without writing codeStartups that have successfully launched without writing code Call in and ask your questions!

Creative Monetization

Creative Ways to Monetize Your Startup Tonight we discuss ways to monetize your startup product or service.  Some approaches will discuss are: Standard monetization modelsCreative monetization strategiesNo monetization strategy Call in and give your opinion!

Startup Kitchen - Recipes for Success

Recipes for a Successful Tech Startup On this episode we discuss the ingredients, preparation and energy that go into making a successful startup: Getting the correct ingredients - People, IdeasPreparation - Planning the BusinessEnergy - Getting FundedTime - Launching in the quickest time possibleTaste - Testing and validating your modelSample Recipes of successful startups Call in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com  

Who's Managing Whom

Are you managing your developers or are they managing you? On this episode we will discuss: In-offfice, remote, or offshore?Managing a distributed teamSpot the B.S.Estimating the cost and durationDevelopment Methodologies

Got an Idea! Now what?

This is our premier episode! This show we discuss the trials and tribulations of technology startups. We focus on the tech side of the business. Some of the topics will include: Getting your idea developed Finding developers Funding the development Managing the development Selecting the right architecture Figuring out if your developers are following the correct approach What to do if you get behind schedule How to stop hackers Developing for mobile     On this episode we will discuss: What you need to turn your ideas into reality How to get what you need The steps in the process Resources available to youCall in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com

eCommerce 101

What you need to know before you sell products, services or subscriptions on the Internet Some of the topics will include: PCI Compliance. How to avoid the whole issue.How to stop hackersPayment GatewaysPaypalRecurring billingDigital currencyDrop shippingInventory management Call in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com  

Ooops!

Most Common Mistakes On this episode we will discuss the most common mistakes tech startups make and how you can avoid them. We will also discuss: How to turn around a failing project How to narrow the scope How not to run out of money! Resources available to youCall in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com

Go Social

Integrate with Social Media On this episode we discuss why your startup needs to integrate with social media and how to leverage the tools available to: Deploy your application on social media platformsGain users by integrating your registration process with social media accountsCommunicate with your users through social mediaPromote and expand  your user base Call in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com  

Leveraging the Cloud

Should you be on the Cloud?   On this episode we will discuss: Limitations of Traditional Web HostingHosting it yourselfCoding for the cloudCloud options (AWS, Rackspace, etc.)Advantages of the CloudSaving money on the Cloud Call in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com

Go Mobile

Developing for Mobile On this episode we discuss: Strategies for putting your idea on mobile devices Why mobile must be considered first What to do if your users are complaining that your site doesn't work on mobile Native mobile development Using a framework to develop for all devices at the same time Responsive web development  Call in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com

Who's Managing Whom?

Are you managing your developers or are they managing you?   On this episode we will discuss: In-offfice, remote, or offshore? Managing a distributed team Spot the B.S. Estimating the cost and duration Development MethodologiesCall in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com

Got an Idea! Now what?

This is our premier episode! On TechStartRadio we discuss the trials and tribulations of technology startups. We focus on the tech side of the business. Some of the topics will include: Getting your idea developed Finding developers Funding the development Managing the development Selecting the right architecture Figuring out if your developers are following the correct approach What to do if you get behind schedule How to stop hackers Developing for mobile  On this episode we will discuss: What you need to turn your ideas into reality How to get what you need The steps in the process Resources available to youCall in and ask your questions If you miss the show you can find this and past episodes posted at http://www.techstartradio.com