Anyone have any suggestions for topics they'd like me to address? I'll be incorporating a lot of Q&A into my talk, but I can seed the discussion with thoughts on a variety of topics. Let me know. Thanks.
Many of us will probably never get into an accelerator or attract funding, but we are more than capable of starting great businesses funded by our customers. I think you may be best positioned to address our situation.
Last year, DHH's talk about the Fortune 5 Million resonated the most for me. I'd love to hear more along those lines.
Many of us have read "Getting Real" and your blog, but are always thirsty for more. Bootstrappers would love to hear what's worked best for you (and what didn't work so well) regarding marketing, development, scaling, and deployment.
I bet you have lots of great lessons to share. Looking forward to hearing them.
I wonder how many of the Startup School attendees, like us, also apply for Y-Combinator this year?
Everyone talks about how to do it, but most people are very reluctant to talk about what happens if you do. I think it would be very motivating, especially since you've been honest in saying that you started Viaweb with that as the primary goal.
It's considered unseemly to even talk about it (or ask you to talk about it!) in public. Right up your alley.
Just a suggestion...