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Final Startup School Speaker List (Evan and Biz now coming) (startupschool.org)
48 points by pg on Oct 13, 2009 | hide | past | web | favorite | 18 comments



Will the event streamed live for people who cannot make it there?



I'm really looking forward to it. What a great line-up! It's an honor to be one of the speakers.

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.


It's also an honor to be one of the attendees. Really looking forward to your talk and hopefully meeting you too, Jason.

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.


This is a very impressive list. I heard that previous events have all been great. I'm really excited to meet many of you.

I wonder how many of the Startup School attendees, like us, also apply for Y-Combinator this year?


If you haven't seen them yet, here are the videos from 2008: http://www.omnisio.com/startupschool08


Some of those videos aren't available :(



I look forward to learning and exchanging ideas.


PG: What are you going to talk about this time?


I don't think there's any value in killing the pleasant surprise.


It would be a pleasant surprise right now :-)


I haven't decided yet.


Unsolicited suggestion: What it's like to get rich

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...


I've thought of writing that essay, but it's so dangerous that I'd want to spend a long time on it. (One of the surprises, in fact, is how dangerous it is to talk about.) Plus startup school wouldn't be the place.


You might enjoy the book "How To Be Rich" by J. Paul Getty; he touches on the subject a little bit.


What time does the whole event end?


I'm looking forward to it.




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