startups

Aaron Brazell

The Maturation of a Leader

Football has a striking resemblance to business sometimes. Despite moving to Austin, my allegiance to the Baltimore Ravens remains as strong, and maybe stronger, than ever. It’s been an exciting offseason with lots of power moves and now training camp is in full swing. For third year Quarterback Joe Flacco, this appears to be his […]

Aaron Brazell

The BASIC Cloud Framework API

Last night, I spent the evening with a bunch of PHP developers in DC. This informal gathering in the DC-PHP community is a regular occurrence known as the DC PHP Beverage Subgroup – Virginia Chapter. There is also a DC-chapter that meets once a month as well. These two informal gatherings are for the sole […]

Venture Files

Entrepreneurship in Perspective

It’s pretty easy to be self-obsessed when you’re in a startup, or immersed in the world of startups. Tune in to TechCrunch50, the Silicon Valley startup pageant that wrapped earlier this week — sparring with DEMO, running simultaneously down in San Diego, and you’d think nothing much else was going on in the world — […]

Venture Files

Identi.ca and the Art of the Launch

Ask any startup. The most difficult decision leading up to a public release is when and what? Some might argue that getting funding is the most difficult but a good startup avoids funding until later, if at all. Others might argue that the difficult part is getting the right mix of people and hitting milestones. […]

Aaron Brazell

Mokonji

I began working on a project recently that I’m not ready to talk about in great detail. Let’s just say that it is somewhat the anti-social network, though it will take elements of social networks and tie into social networks and behave in many ways like social networks. However, it is not about social networks […]

Aaron Brazell

Startup Truths: There is no Time or Money

I was reading Matt Mullenweg’s post about an interview that Robert Scoble recently had with Jonathon Schwarz of Sun in which it seemed Sun continued to be disconnected with reality. With respect, Schwarz responded and apologized for the perception that Sun presented. (As a sidenote, the comments on Schwarz’ entry are quite good). Matt makes […]