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I want to share some exciting news: We just released the beta version of Blacklist. Check it out here: http://www.blacklist.co/members.html You can now start Blacklisting brands & products you dislike or had a bad experience with.
You should also go check out this Startup competition for this "Tech Cocktail" event to vote for the "Hotest San Francisco Startup" http://tech.co/who-is-san-franciscos-hottest-showcasing-startup-poll-4-2013-05
Please vote Blacklist so I can have a chance to pitch it at this cool event and share it along so we can push up the votes.
I'm thinking about hosting a under 25 freelancer meetup in San Francisco, would anyone be interested or know anyone that might be interested?
I want it to be structured so that everyone who attends will be discussing in depth about their freelancing and actually engage in conversations to help eachother and talk about their freelancing experiences.
After reading most posts on this Blog I felt like contributing too as I liked the quality and the insights we get here.
As a fellow Entrepreneur, I'm reaching you to tell you a story is about giving "The power to the People", with a bold approach:
A Startup called Blacklist
Blacklist empowers consumers to react and impact by Blacklisting brands & products they dislike or had a bad experience with.
Earlier this year, I attended an Accenture event for Silicon Valley founders discussing social within the enterprise. I just realized I hadn't posted my video of the event.
Here's the transcript: Kelly Demspki, partner at Accenture, talks about social within the Fortune 2000
Speaker 1: To put this a little bit in context, if you think about Accenture and our clients, most of you probably know, we’re a global company. We have clients in about 120 countries. We’re about $25.5 billion in revenue. We essentially work in management consulting, which is my area, technology services and outsourcing as well as business process outsourcing. So our clients are essentially the Forbes Global 2000, plus about another thousand very large enterprises and government agencies and organizations. So that’s the context if you think about the kinds of issues we think are relevant to those kinds of organizations.
One of my colleagues at work just asked:
BUT there is an alternative -- a great hack that my wife (who used to be a mobile product manager) showed me awhile back.
The iPhone has a (very hidden) "shortcuts" menu. Here's how to find it:
Settings >> General >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts
My name is Mercedes and I am from Argentina. I haven been struggling with launching my app since is for spanish speaking users from all over the world. I was wondering if you have ideas of how to find a co-founder who speaks spanish and how to raise money while you still have a job. Thank you so much and I really admire your work!
If I directed you to this post, it's probably because you referred to me as "Dan" rather than "DROdio". (Don't feel bad about it, it happens all the time -- that's why I made a blog post about it. Lots of people still call me "Daniel" as well -- especially people who have known me a long time-- which is fine, too).
Here's why I prefer DROdio: My full name is "Daniel (pronounced "dahn-yelle") Rubén Odio." I'm a first-generation American; my father came to the US from Costa Rica when he was in his 20s. I've lived in both Spanish and English speaking countries, and not only do I speak Spanish with my kids, but we've also named them with the same initials. So we're a tribe of "DROdios."
My initials, "DROdio" let me share my cultural background as a part of my name, and make me think of my kids each time I hear my name, which is one of those little things in life that's unexpectedly enjoyable.
PS while you're here, you might enjoy checking out some of my other blogs:
Awhile back, I turned Martin's awesome valuation cap spreadsheet on convertible note valuation cap numbers into a Google doc, and I've since gotten a lot of "edit" access requests for it from entrepreneurs. Here's how to make your very own copy that you can edit privately:
BTW, if you're looking into convertible notes, you might also like this post on optimizing an AngelList profile. I've got a bunch of other entrepreneur-friendly posts as well; just drop me a note in the comments and tell me what you're looking for. A few of my faves:
OK -- To make your very own copy of the spreadsheet (here's why I'm sharing it) just click right here!
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I believe that AngelList is going to be a HUGE resource for companies to use for recruiting. So I'm going to start leaving some pro-tips here as I learn & navigate the AngelList system. I'll also invite the AL folks to comment directly on this post.
Today, from what I can tell, there are 16,834 candidates on AngelList Talent:
I expect that number to balloon substantially over the coming 12 months.
Stay tuned for pro tips in the comments below. Also feel free to post your own, as well as questions on how we use AngelList at ShareThis for recruiting.