Posts Tagged ‘welcome’

28Mar

A more elaborative introduction…

By Julian in Elaborations, Website News with 7 Comments

So we’ve outlined our main goals and ideas we’d like to cover here on IndieStartups, but to be clear on what everything means, I’d like to take this post and be a little more specific. Let’s start with bootstrapping – we’ve used this word everywhere, but what does it really mean?

According to Wikipedia, “Financial bootstrapping is a term used to cover different methods for avoiding using the financial resources of external investors. Bootstrapping can be defined as “a collection of methods used to minimize the amount of outside debt and equity financing needed from banks and investors” (Ebben and Johnsen, 2006:853).”

We’ve mish-mashed this word with others like ‘independent’, and ‘self-funded’… And this is what we will be covering. Ambitious new start-ups that don’t have millions of dollars worth of venture capital and investments to blow off. We’re also here to enlighten the start-up society that raising this kind of capital is not always necessary, and more importantly we’ll do our best to share methods; stories, ideas, opportunities and much more to help our readers get their start-up off the ground successfully.

To be more effective, and credible, the team here will also be performing a few ‘Case Studies’ alongside IndieStartups. In layman’s terms, we’ll be launching some of our own start-ups with heavy documentation just to show our readers what can be done (hopefully). We have a few ideas to explore, but we’re very open to suggestions. If you’d like to suggest something you would like to see us do, a comment using the form below would be lovely. Money made from these case-studies will be invested back into IndieStartups and further case-studies.

If you have any ideas on what you’d like to see done, covered, or tested on IndieStartups, please do let us know. We do read each comment and, so far, each e-mail we receive. If you do not wish to leave a public comment, or would like to get in-touch with us for a different purpose, feel free to do so using our contact form (or if you prefer, shoot something to team@indiestartups.com).

I’ll finish this post saying we’re also on the lookout for new (and existing) start-ups to cover, so if you’ve got one or know someone who does feel free to e-mail us.

Enjoy! (P.S. – Don’t let an update go unread, subscribe to our feed)

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25Mar

Welcome to IndieStartups

By Jon in Website News with 8 Comments

A concept coined by 3 entrepreneurs on 24th of March, 2008. Designed, developed and launched the following evening for under $200. I introduce to you, indiestartups.com.

There are some wonderful blogs in the blogosphere, covering every topic imaginable. After some discussion we felt that there was a gap in the (arguably saturated) web startup niché that could really do with some coverage. Everyone knows about techcrunch, mashable, venturebeat and all the other “big boys” covering the big, funded startups. While these blogs offer some great coverage and a wealth of information they generally miss stories about “the little guy”.

That is where we come in. IndieStartups.com targets “the little guy”. Startups that are going it alone and bootstrapping it themselves. What can you expect to see from IndieStartups.com?

  • Coverage of bootstrapped startups trying to make it big.
  • More focus on the development process of startups.
  • Cost outlines for some of the larger startups.
  • Interviews with fellow bootstrappers.
  • Articles, tutorials and reviews.
  • And at a risk of sounding cliché, loads, loads more.

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