Join me in downtown Detroit if you really want to work on your startup. I guarantee you won't be tempted to leave the building for ten days and will get lots of work done.
I was being sarcastic. However if there are enough people who want to do it I will look into making it happen.
This reminds me of the Buddhist idea of a 'Sangha' which translates roughly to "community with common goal, vision or purpose". One of the most important things that emerge from these communities are relationships that will be forged.
This is the hacker right of passage that I have been yearning for in the subconscious parts of my mind. I will be there, and I will make something beautiful.
I talk from experience, as I am right now sitting in front of the beach ! (surfing HN!)
I stayed at a pretty nice place for $10 a night in Costa Rica, so $500 covers 50 days during which one can code or swim and ends up owning outright whatever they write.
Have to be crazy to take this deal, it makes no sense.
And we own 0% of your IP.
I also stayed at a place on the beach in Montezuma, have you been there? That place was $1.50 a night. I wouldn't call it nice, but many of the people going there aren't looking for fancy digs at night.
> a good deal for 10 days for the house in the pictures
20 people x $500 is $10,000 for 10 days (9 nights?), or $1000 a day for the place. That's pretty expensive for CR, I can't say I've even heard of any place that charges that much. Of course there is the housekeeping and meals as well.
Does this place have 20 private bedrooms or is there room sharing for the $500.
I'm all for supporting but these guys already tried this
I signed up and did not receive so much as an email.
If the founders are on here:
Great work, I hope it happens and I get where you are coming from. But don't make this _just_ about you trying to get covered on techcrunch.
Stomp needs much more iteration before it's ready for prime time. I don't want Stomp tech crunched until then, and Startup Workaway is a completely separate project that doesn't even mention Stomp on the web site.
However, I do apologize that I haven't emailed the 10 folks who expressed interest in the Startup Workaway on Stomp, or notified them of the date change. That's completely my bad.
I've been working with Chelsea on launching Startup Abroad - http://startupabroad.org - this September, which is also about bringing founders together in an awesome place abroad.
You can usually get 30-40% off list price, and they're truly all inclusive. I suggest hitting one before or after the startup weekend since you're buying the plane ticket anyhow.
A 10-day sojourn might not work so well if you want to enjoy the area while you're there, but if you can manage a long-term getaway (tropical or not), I highly recommend it.
Wish I had thought of this first, for Jamaica :(
Would love to know how it goes.