I don't think I can do it all, I just I can start it by myself and then attract the right partner. Crazy?
I'm a software engineer, as well as an MBA (finishing up) so I can do most of the stuff myself which I believe to be a plus.
When I was starting I found finding a co-founder to be a lot more work with nothing to show for, but since I believed in my idea I just decided to get started and do as much as I could.
I'm about to incorporate, am currently in a soft launch mode to get direct customer input and make fixes. I just divide my time between meeting people (customers etc.) and developing, and yes I have a day job (and a new born).
So, my hands are more than full.
Whether I'll be successful or not, I don't know, but the journey has been very rewarding so far.
Single founder startups usually can be great lifestyle companies until you decide to raise funding (if you do) as well.
If you're solving a problem you care about while making money at it at the same time, you basically have the ability to do whatever you want.
So I'm reading this and wondering: this differs from a webapp how exactly?
This appears to be the single most important way to get use from YCombinator (or from reading Hacker News). Even if it seems obvious, keeping this advice in mind also helps to avoid posting indignant comments on other startup advice threads.
It was a one day event and all the talks were held in the same space. At one point, the guys from Lanyrd came on stage and explained how the site worked. They asked all the attendees to tweet to @lanyrd and write that they are attending dConstruct. That way, everyone got automatically added on the Lanyrd site as attendees, with profile and everything. It was an impressive demo.
Until now, I didn’t know that was the event when Lanyrd officially launched, it come across to me like they’d been polishing the app for ages.
Check out circleci.com you can do some really neat stuff around testing and deploying and it's a whole lot less painful.
I'm curious how the discussions got started with Eventbrite. Were you discussing another kind of partnership first? How close were your existing contacts?
How is this typically achieved?