Startupify.Me is a hand’s-on, practitioner based program. Through our program, we rip you out of the cozy confines of employed software development and drop you into the role of technical cofounder.

Human Scale Startups

Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, Band Of Coders, ThreeFortyNine, and a few others. My vanity site is brydon.me.

I recently read Small Giants in which they mention the idea of ‘human scale’ companies. These are not lifestyle or franchise businesses. As defined in the book, “Human scale, that is, a size at which it’s still possible for an individual to be acquainted with everyone else in the organization, still possible for the CEO to meet with […]

Technical Cofounders in Toronto?

Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, Band Of Coders, ThreeFortyNine, and a few others. My vanity site is brydon.me.

I’m heading into Toronto Monday May 13th to speak at an evening event about books and startups. My plan is to head in for the day and meetup with anyone curious about our upcoming round of Startupify.Me. If you’re an experienced software developer hungry to get into startups and small business, I’d like to buy […]

We’re All Entrepreneurs Now

Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, Band Of Coders, ThreeFortyNine, and a few others. My vanity site is brydon.me.

Very few people, projects, companies etc associate, or identify, themselves as entrepreneurs, myself included. In doing the rounds promoting our upcoming Startupify.Me program, I hear it everywhere…. “Well I’m a developer and startups seem exciting but I’m not an entrepreneur and I’m not sure I want to do my own startup” “We’d like to have […]

Startup Ecosystems Have a Vanity Problem?

Brydon

I work on 20Skaters, Band Of Coders, ThreeFortyNine, and a few others. My vanity site is brydon.me.

My good friend’s Ben and Alistair recently co-wrote the book Lean Analytics sharing how you can use data to build startups faster. I bounce ideas of them often and recently we got into an email exchange about vanity metrics within the startup community that resulted in this post. This is cross-posted on the Lean Analytics […]

Mentor Hot Seat – Brydon Gilliss

In this series of posts we’re “grilling” the mentors of the Startupify program with the hope of discovering who is best able to answer a standardized set of questions. Points for accuracy and un-originality will be assigned. Actually we’re just trying to learn more about them .. the kind of stuff that doesn’t appear in […]

Mentor Hot Seat – Michael Litt

In this series of posts we’re “grilling” the mentors of the Startupify program with the hope of discovering who is best able to answer a standardized set of questions. Points for accuracy and un-originality will be assigned. Actually we’re just trying to learn more about them .. the kind of stuff that doesn’t appear in […]

Mentor Hot Seat – Mike Kirkup

In this series of posts we’re “grilling” the mentors of the Startupify program with the hope of discovering who is best able to answer a standardized set of questions. Points for accuracy and un-originality will be assigned. Actually we’re just trying to learn more about them .. the kind of stuff that doesn’t appear in […]

Mentor Hot Seat – Alistair Croll

In this series of posts we’re “grilling” the mentors of the Startupify program with the hope of discovering who is best able to answer a standardized set of questions. Points for accuracy and un-originality will be assigned. Actually we’re just trying to learn more about them .. the kind of stuff that doesn’t appear in […]