Startup Notes

Most actionable advice from each Startup School speaker

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#1 Product of the DayOctober 13, 2014




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Gregory KobergerMaker@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
Hey everyone! Doodler here. I do these sketch notes every year from Startup School; it's a really good way for me to reenforce the great advice – and I wanted to share it with everyone for the same reason! Let me know if you have questions about the context of any of the quotes.
Anup Gosavi@_anupg · Building
@gkoberger Love this! The execution of the concept is top notch. How do make the sketches?
Gregory KobergerMaker@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
@_anupg Combination of (physical) pen and paper that's been scanned, Pen and Paper (both by @fiftythree) and Photoshop.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Made by @gkoberger, founder of readme. I remember seeing his 2013 startup notes, months before we met up in person. Very well executed.
Gregory KobergerMaker@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
@rrhoover we actually met (indirectly) due to startup notes! I met @abramdawson because he saw them and emailed me, and he intro'd us.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@gkoberger wow, I didn't know that. :) And that's why I love the internet. Side note: blogging, side projects, and just putting yourself out there is one way of manufacturing serendipity. 140 characters can change your life. :)
Gregory KobergerMaker@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
@rrhoover Awesome article! I've been meaning to write something similar. Basically, everything good that's ever happened to me is indirectly the result of doing *something* – an email, tweet, fun website, etc. Seems obvious, but it's so easy to forget. "Manufacturing serendipity" is a great phrase.
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Or Arbel@orarbel · Co-founder Anima App | Prev. Yo
I love this. @gkoberger brings value to the reader while modestly promoting The value for the reader is so much greater than the modest promotion that I wish to see more of this kind. (I'm also an early adopter of
Gregory KobergerMaker@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
@orarbel I hate "marketing", so I use the fact that I have to spend time on it as an excuse to do fun stuff like this. (And glad to have you guys using ReadMe!)
Guy Gal@deleted-6211 · Growth at Joyus
Really beautifully done
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
Awesome stuff! So good to read the informal notes; the way so many entrepreneurs actually think, and plan directions!