The founders of Airbnb are guys who couldn’t make rent a few years ago, but they kept turning desperation into creative solutions. In October 2007, eager to make extra money, they noticed that local hotels were booked up because of a conference. So they pumped up some inflatable mattresses and listed their place online as an air bed and breakfast. It was quirky and it worked. That little act of creativity became Airbnb, the (profitable) site that allows anyone to list their extra space for rent. This interview is full of examples of that kind of hustle, like how…
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In this episode we will talk about three good examples of startups in Portugal:
Metaclassy - Developers of the popular Mac/iOS App Store Byword. InvoiceXpress – Invoicing software with an API. Modelo3 – Handles IRS declarations, helping to save money. In a few days, we will publish (in English, this time!) the analysis we made of these companies.
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Eric Ries (Co-founder of IMVU / Author & Founder of “The Lean Startup”) is sought after worldwide for the methodology he advocates for both startups and large companies. In this session, Eric explains why most startups fail, how The Lean Startup has revolutionized entrepreneurship, and what you can do TODAY to improve your odds of building a game-changing product. This session is sponsored by 500 Start Ups.