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Talk: “Why and How to Do a Software Startup”


Last night, I gave a talk at the Carolina Innovations Seminar. About a hundred people showed up to hear me talk about “Why and How to do a Software Startup”.

Here’s the abstract:

As famous investor Marc Andreessen said, “Software is eating the world.” In other words, software is and will remain relevant, making software startups popular and attractive. For aspiring and current entrepreneurs, this talk will focus on the practical aspects of creating and running a software startup. Topics will include: managing a software project, hiring tech people, hosting and operations, security, intellectual property, which programming language to use, and social media, with a dual emphasis on what to do and why to do it that way.

The slides from my talk are now up on SlideShare. Enjoy!