An interview with Trent Reznor and his outlook on the music industry:
- 48 million Americans under the age of 65 lack health insurance.
- 1/3 of Americans spend part of year 2007 without health insurance.
- The last decade for premium employer sponsored health insurance rose 4x times as fast as our income.
Just as a side note, there is a company that does health insurance rating, the company is called A.M. Best. Check out the A.M. Best website if you are looking for health insurance ratings.
Tell a Story
(You have 10 seconds to get their emotional attention)
Talk about product.
Talk about how we are going to generate revenue.
2-3 biz dev people
Higher a PR agency
Bring on developers
Money and how much you are asking for and the time.
Exits for investors and us.
Taken from David Rose:
VC Pitches is about investing in the PEOPLE!
Angel pitches are ~15 minutes or under
VC pitches are less then 30 minutes
-1) You must show integrity
-2) You must show passion
Just some side notes, never say the following words to investors, they invalidate previous things you mentioned!:
- To be Frank
- Not for nothing
- Kind of
In his commencement address to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign last Sunday, Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Carl Schramm told students,
“We need an army of the smartest, most passionate young people to try their hand at building a business-people who will take their heads and their hearts into the market, founding companies that will bring forth new products and services that will help humankind.”
Always test your site in many browsers, so go with crossbrowsertesting.com.
Another firm is http://xhtmlweaver.com, I have never used them.
- zurb.com, a bit more expensive but they’ve worked with tons of startups.
- A ton more web design firms
- CrowdSpring, personally I have never used them.
Some design firms I haven’t tested out:
This is a great place to find stock photos for you sites
MS Windows editors:
- gomockingbird, one of the best wireframe tools ever.
- CSS Cleanup Tool
- HTML Cleanup Tool
- Blueprint CSS Framework (e.g. Example)
Firefox development plugins:
- Add N Edit Cookies
- DNSStuff Toolbar
- Netcraft Toolbar
- Html Validator
- Server Switcher
- Total Validator
- View Cookies
- Web Developer
- IE Tab
- Page Speed from Google
- HttpFox, to view GET and POST data from HTTP requests
- Fiddler, to view GET and POST data from HTTP requests
Google Chrome plugins: