[BALU] LUG Startup?

Henry McBride henry.mcbride at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 22:24:06 CST 2007


you can count me in as well

On Nov 5, 2007 10:21 PM, jim vines <jgoodguy at charter.net> wrote:

> me too
>
> Jim
>
> Mr. Panzer wrote:
> >
> > Count me in
> >
> >
> > Panzer
> > I am very vain you see. I do love to hear nice things about myself.
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> > Kitty
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> > > Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 21:23:52 -0600
> > > From: dwilkins at conecuh.com
> > > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
> > > Subject: [BALU] LUG Startup?
> > >
> > > Folks,
> > > There was an event this weekend to jump start a startup in just a
> > > couple of weekends (BirminghamStartup.com). I wasn't in it (we can
> > > talk about the reasons offline), but I'm *really* interested in doing
> > > something similar. I spoke on IRC about it tonight, and think there
> > > may be enough of us in the LUGs to pull it off. We've already got
> > > some common interests, and probably some common values. And most of
> > > us don't want to watch the next wave of "irrational exuberance" fail
> > > to pad our pockets.
> > >
> > > This group would meet to brainstorm an idea for a startup, then work
> > > like crazy to make it fly.
> > >
> > > I've got some fairly well formed ideas about the structure we'd need
> > > to have, and I've also got a few startup ideas I'd like to present to
> > > the group. I think the framework would have the following components:
> > >
> > > 1) Mostly face to face meetings, once a week for 3-5 hours. "Face to
> > > face" meaning that there is a group with a whiteboard and laptops that
> > > is co-located, and there are some number of participants who are
> > > remote, with access to voice and video in the room.
> > > 2) Open Source technology used to build and deploy.
> > > 3) An equity sharing agreement that rewards experience, hard work, and
> > > risk taking, but doesn't require all three.
> > >
> > > Is anyone else interested? We're all doing side projects, and
> > > spending time in the evenings on some technology. Why not work
> > > together for fun AND profit?
> > >
> > > I'm fairly poor at organization skills, but feel free to E-Mail me on
> > > or off list if you're interested. If there's enough interest, I'll
> > > take the next step, which will be securing a venue for the weekly
> > > (weeknight) collaboration sessions.
> > >
> > > dhw
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