Considering Kluster

29 February 2008

It couldn’t last… there are now several viable rapid-development concepts in play.  The concept of building a company in a compressed timeframe wasn’t new when Andrew Hyde introduced it as Startup Weekend and it wasn’t the only game in town (as we proved in November 2007).  Along comes an announcement about a “brand new product in 72 hours” by a group/organization known as kluster.  This is an interesting “crowd sourcing” concept and business model… might be worth considering some of the metrics for accounting for participation in the development process as a method for tracking sweat equity.

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Announcing the next Birmingham Startup event!  We’re happy to announce that the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has requested that we hold our next event during the first two weekends of May 2008 so that it coincides with their annual “Small Business Week“.  Block those weekends now so that you can participate.

Also, we have migrated our main website to a new service, moving off of a Wiki setup to a social network structure… please visit it today and sign up as a new member.

Yes, We’ve Got Community

12 February 2008

It’s TIME… leave the office early this afternoon and get yourself downtown to the McWane Science Center. There is a good chance that there will be 800+ people in attendance tonight, if the projections are even half right. It’s too late to pre-register, but you can learn more at www.TechMixer.org. The following is what TechBirmingham said in a reminder email on Monday:

Tech professionals and enthusiasts from the region are invited to attend this FREE event which is centered around the numerous Technology User Groups in the region. Come and meet fellow professionals, share ideas, and find out about the technology user groups in our area. Enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar.

Bring your business cards and enter for a chance to win several door prizes.

McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North | Birmingham, AL 35203

Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2008
5:30 to 8:00 pm

Free parking is available in McWane Science Center’s parking deck, adjacent to the facility on 2nd Avenue North between 18th Street and 19th Street.