While the business model canvas is a great way to look at your new venture or analyze an existing business, lately, after talking to startup after startup, I have come to the conclusion that it does not help bridge the gap between theory and reality enough. Especially at an early stage of the business. I say… Continue reading
I’m currently helping out at the Startupbootcamp Berlin Accelerator for their batch of Smart Transportation & Energy startups. I’ll be there until the end of November. Drop by the Rainmaking loft if you want to meet some cool startups in the sector or discuss some MVPs. You can find more info about them here.
You know the drill: a cool idea suddenly hits you. You dismiss it at first, incredulous. Then, you do some research – it can’t be that this does not exist! What’s going on here? Is the world so incompetent? You search some more, find a great business opportunity waiting for you, a lucrative market gap: if… Continue reading
I’ve been using Digital Ocean hosting for a while and have been loving it. Admittedly the initial learning curve coming over from managed hosting (the hosting provider sets up the server for you and manages it when something breaks) was quite steep. But now, after having learnt the basics, I have far more options of… Continue reading
I’m a fan of WordPress. I’m biassed of course, as I have been using it for many years and can think of ways to make it do what I want. Of course, WordPress has its limitations and will probably explode in extreme situations. But since extreme situations are rare and probably a good problem to… Continue reading
SSL certificates have traditionally cost a bit of money (around $10USD per year) and also added some overhead to your server. But nowadays, thanks to an initiative from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which has created a free SSL certificate combined with the increased CPU power of server processors, almost anyone can have an SSL certificate, resulting… Continue reading
I have resisted for a long time setting up Git or SVN on my projects because I thought they were too much hassle. But now I’m starting to see some real benefits and have decided to have git repositories on most of my projects (the ones I care about anyway). Why? Because git gives you… Continue reading